Addressing the beneficiaries and their families at the Dove Memorial Methodist Church in Regent, Mr. Francis Musa said Cliff College has constantly been visiting Sierra Leone and that developments here moved them to do something when they heard about the mudslide disaster.
He said that the Methodist Mission is not only to preach the gospel but also to rejoice with members when there is joy and cry with them when they are in pain. He added that even though government is providing Free Quality Education, there are other things that parents need to do for their children and so this money if utilized well, will help them to sponsor their children’s schooling.
Madam Fatmata Ansumana from Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs informed the beneficiaries that the Methodist Church has been supportive to government in every religious undertaking, adding that the Mission is recognized by the Government in terms of their philanthropist works. She called on the parents to properly use their monies and create ways of multiplying it.
Giving the donations, Right Reverend Ronald Bob Williams said that when the mudslide struck, the Methodist Church donated the sum of One Hundred Million Leones to the Government but after their psychosocial cancelling, they realized that they are in better position to directly give those that needed the donations.
“This is not the first donation from our partners abroad. We want to make sure that the hopes and dreams that were shattered by the disaster are restored,” he said.
Rev. Williams encouraged the parents to put to good use the donations as they will be monitoring them how they spend their monies.
Esther Kamara, the mother of Sheriff Kamara said that Methodist has been coordinating donors in that community which has greatly restored the hopes of victims and she was privileged to see her son this time benefiting from the Cliff College donation. These are the names of the beneficiaries
The other beneficiaries were: Isatu Sesay, Aminata Kallon, Javier Sampson, Kelfala Conteh, Naomi Koroma, Elizabeth Kanu, Kadija Jalloh, Hassan Jalloh Aminata Koroma, Whitay Kamara, Abu Sesay, Abubakarr Kamara, Abubakarr Jalloh, Samba Mansaray, Isatu Turay, Emmanuel Sesay, Ruth Bangura and Vai Konneh.