The organization headed by Josephine Kamara as Founder and Coordinator organized a successful girls empowerment cocktail fundraiser at the Radisson Blu Mammy Yoko Hotel on the 13th February 2016.
Ms. Kamara disclosed to AYV that the scheme is centered on facilitating rehabilitation for female Ebola orphans through right-based education to help remove the stigma of fear, rejection and seclusion among children directly affected by the Ebola virus.
According to her, W.O.W would be sending at least five Ebola orphans to the Mathora boarding home in Magburaka, enroll twenty female Ebola orphans who have never attended schools, and support with educational materials twenty five that are currently in school in the coming academic year.
As a young women’s group advocating for rights of female children and promote girls education, W.O.W supported some eighty two homes including interim care centers during the Ebola outbreak.
Josephine Kamara disclosed that they are receiving support from Knock Ebola Out Foundation in the U.S and Sierra Leoneans living in Georgia.
“We are now embarking on real empowerment work for these Ebola orphans away from just providing food and clothes,” she said.
The W.O.W Coordinator further disclosed that her institution will soon launch the girls’ empowerment center that will serve as a safe space for girls to meet and discuss their challenges, successes and the way forward, and get sensitized on their rights and responsibilities.
The fund raiser event was well graced and supported by Madam Haddijatou Jallow of EPA (who has been serving as the W.O.W guardian councilor), the wife of the Vice President served as the guest of honour; Ho. I.B Kargbo and wife; Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Mr. Gibril Sesay; Mr. Gibril Koroma; Naasu Fofana, Adonis Abboud of Pikin Bizness, P.R.O Agriculture Ministry Abu Bakarr Daramy and Miss Sierra Leone.