On 3rd May 2020, the All Works of Life (AWOL) supported government’s efforts by providing food items worth millions of leones to thousands of vulnerable people across Sierra Leone.
Since a number of institutions and organizations are only concentrating on supporting vulnerable people residenced in Freetown, AWOL on the other hand deemed it necessary to extend its gesture to other vulnerable people living in the interiors.
Six districts, the Western Urban, Bo, Bombali, Tonkolili, Kenema and Koinadugu benefitted from the grand gesture.
As a way of exhibiting the Organisation’s continued show of transparency and accountability, in all the distribution centers across the country, AYV reporters and other journalists within the localities, coupled with all COVID-19 Coordinators in the selected districts witnessed the distribution process.
The National Youth Council Chairman received the sum of Fifty Million Leones (Le50,000,000.00) which was distributed to the above mentioned districts through the District Youth Councils (DYCs). Each DYC received the sum of Le8.200.000 to feed the needy in its locality.
In Western Urban Area, the distribution was done at the Persons With Disability (PWD) Camp on Pademba road and Wilberforce Street respectively.
In Bo, the distribution was done in three locations, Amputee Resettlement Home at Mattru on the rail, Bo No.2 Extension and Nduvuibu. In Koinadugu, it was done in two locations, the School for the Blind and Amputee Camp. In Tonkolili, the beneficiaries converged at Maporta Junction where they received their food items. In Kenema, it was done in four locations, School for the Blind, the OTC Centre, Turan and Norwaygian Refugee Camp and in Makeni, it was done in two locations, Magbenteh and Pamlap Camp by Fulla Town.
The distribution was successful right across the selected districts in the country, as beneficiaries of the donations expressed their satisfaction that the food came to them at the exact time of need.
AWOL decided to deliver it donations through the National Youth Councils because the Councils have leaders right across the country with very solid leadership structures. The National Youth Council is a structure set up by government and it operates at national, district, chiefdom and village levels.
The National Youth Council at the end of the donation process joined the vulnerable people of Sierra Leone to thank AWOL for its kind gesture during difficult times like this. The NYC further encouraged other institutions and well to do persons to replicate same so as to help cushion the harsh economic realities people are facing as all fight to eliminate this virus.