By Edwin G. Wandah
A local NGO, Touching Humanity In Need Of Kindness-THINK-Inc., through Global Fund for Children, an International donor Organization, supporting children’s welfare has given out several back to school materials to children in the Paynesville community.
Making the donation; THINK Executive Director, Rosanna Schaack, said the program was initiated by her organization THINK, through the support of Global Fund for children which is an International partner supporting children’s program in the country.
According to madam Schaack, over 40 schools with over hundreds of its students are set to benefit from this program in the Paynesville area.
“We are taking in more hand washing to about 40 schools, and with the 57 students benefiting from this program, we are happy to have these children benefit today,” Madam Schaack stated.
The children were selected from several schools in Paynesville and its surrounding; she lauded THINK and partner for the gesture and called on other donor organizations to follow suit.
Some of the beneficiaries including parents told this paper that it was the first time they have benefited from the assistance of an NGO with the school materials and paying of their school fees.
Maryonor Johnson and Emmett C. K. Zoetta said the gesture will be a continuous process as long as the support is given. The beneficiaries came from several schools including the International Institution of Computer Studies-IICS, SDA, Bethesda, Worldwide, Christian Bible Faith and another school in Buchanan.
The two Executives of THINK said, for this year’s academy, THINK is working with parents who cannot afford the payment of their children’s tuition and other fees due to the impact of the Ebola crisis.
Meanwhile, some school authorities have lauded THINK’s supports but are calling on parents and children to make good use of the school materials. The materials included text books, geometric sets, book bags, scientific calculator worth over USD3, 000, 00 plus more than Ld400,000 in tuition payment for more than 25 students.