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Chinese Embassy Partners with African Kind Hearts to Help Rolath Village

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Mrs. Daphne Olu-Williams founder of African Kind Hearts Organization, while formally handing over the items to the community people in a well attended ceremony occasioned with singing and dancing of the local people at the project site in Rolath, explained that after the end of Ebola there were lot of pressures on the government at that moment, thus there was a need for organizations and individuals to come in to compliment the efforts of the government.

She revealed that, The African Kind Hearts developed a strategic intervention project specifically designed to help Children in Lunsar town. But she was later introduced to the Rolath villagers after the devastating Ebola outbreak which killed over 40 residents of the village. She noted that the post Ebola trauma she witnessed during her first visit that the people were going through in the village compelled her to think of a way to help them.

“The African Kind Hearts developed a strategic intervention project specifically designed to help children…with another objective to train the women of the village to be self-reliant as they acquire new skills and build on their self-value/worth, restoring the dignity of the villagers which has been eroded by stigma” Mrs. Olu-Williams said, adding “The villagers will also be given agricultural support so as to help them not only return to their farms but to help them build on their agricultural base so as to make an almost dead village rise up again and serve as a model for the surrounding environs and the country as a whole.”

She said that, after engaging with the community people she decided to meet the Chinese Embassy in order to solicit support for them in the area of agriculture because she realized that, there was vast arable land within the community that local villagers can utilize to grow cash crops and food crops that would help them alleviate poverty among themselves, and that the Chinese Embassy under China-Africa People to People Friendship Project has provided support in three folds. The first one was the provision of basic food items, toiletries, school supplies and school fees for the children followed by the construction of dry floor, store and seeds and now the Chinese Embassy have also provided generator and thresh rice mill. She averred that the project helped the villagers to find a way to get out of poverty.

Mrs. Williams also urged the people to make good use of the items for the good of the entire community. She emphasized on the need of the local people to be more engaged in agricultural activities so that they can feed themselves and also have the means to send their children to school without relying on outside support.

The village Head Man, Alusine Kamara while receiving the items thanks the Chinese Embassy and the African Kind Hearts who contributed in making the project a reality and called for support in terms of fertilizer, tractors and other agricultural tools that will help them farm. He particularly thanked Mrs Williams for prioritizing their welfare noting that he would ensure that the machines were properly used to benefit the whole village and even beyond. He said after Ebola outbreak they were finding difficult to make ends meet but with intervention and support from African Kind Hearts and China-Africa People to People Friendship Project they were ready to forget their past and move on with life.      

Chinese Embassy Partners with African Kind Hearts to Help Rolath Village

 

The Chinese Embassy in Sierra Leone has partnered with African Kind Hearts Organization to help the local people of Rolath Village, in Maforki Chief-down Portloko District north of Sierra Leone, with a modernized seeds store, drying floor, thresher-and rice mill machines and a diesel generator.

Mrs. Daphne Olu-Williams founder of African Kind Hearts Organization, while formally handing over the items to the community people in a well attended ceremony occasioned with singing and dancing of the local people at the project site in Rolath, explained that after the end of Ebola there were lot of pressures on the government at that moment, thus there was a need for organizations and individuals to come in to compliment the efforts of the government.

She revealed that, The African Kind Hearts developed a strategic intervention project specifically designed to help Children in Lunsar town. But she was later introduced to the Rolath villagers after the devastating Ebola outbreak which killed over 40 residents of the village. She noted that the post Ebola trauma she witnessed during her first visit that the people were going through in the village compelled her to think of a way to help them.

“The African Kind Hearts developed a strategic intervention project specifically designed to help children…with another objective to train the women of the village to be self-reliant as they acquire new skills and build on their self-value/worth, restoring the dignity of the villagers which has been eroded by stigma” Mrs. Olu-Williams said, adding “The villagers will also be given agricultural support so as to help them not only return to their farms but to help them build on their agricultural base so as to make an almost dead village rise up again and serve as a model for the surrounding environs and the country as a whole.”

She said that, after engaging with the community people she decided to meet the Chinese Embassy in order to solicit support for them in the area of agriculture because she realized that, there was vast arable land within the community that local villagers can utilize to grow cash crops and food crops that would help them alleviate poverty among themselves, and that the Chinese Embassy under China-Africa People to People Friendship Project has provided support in three folds. The first one was the provision of basic food items, toiletries, school supplies and school fees for the children followed by the construction of dry floor, store and seeds and now the Chinese Embassy have also provided generator and thresh rice mill. She averred that the project helped the villagers to find a way to get out of poverty.

Mrs. Williams also urged the people to make good use of the items for the good of the entire community. She emphasized on the need of the local people to be more engaged in agricultural activities so that they can feed themselves and also have the means to send their children to school without relying on outside support.

The village Head Man, Alusine Kamara while receiving the items thanks the Chinese Embassy and the African Kind Hearts who contributed in making the project a reality and called for support in terms of fertilizer, tractors and other agricultural tools that will help them farm. He particularly thanked Mrs Williams for prioritizing their welfare noting that he would ensure that the machines were properly used to benefit the whole village and even beyond. He said after Ebola outbreak they were finding difficult to make ends meet but with intervention and support from African Kind Hearts and China-Africa People to People Friendship Project they were ready to forget their past and move on with life.      

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