‘’We are deeply concerned by the plight of people –both young and old- who have been affected by the recent mudslide and flooding. We want to support people including the elderly, disabled, women and children without adequate food or medical care, living in temporary shelters. Ambassador Moseray Fadika, feels strongly that people who have been affected by disasters should be provided with adequate support. We want to continue the work Ambassador Fadika started -supporting people affected by mudslide and flooding,’’ said Mrs Khadija Fadika, Chairperson of the Moseray Fadika Trust.
‘’The Serve Our Survivors project seeks to bring volunteers together from various organisations to spend time with survivors across the affected communities. The volunteers will organise prayers, participate in the preparation of food, engage in cleaning activities, teach and as well as interact with survivors, especially children so they feel loved & cared for. We want to be there for our survivors.
‘’Ambassador Fadika was with the firm believe that helping doesn’t have to mean only spending money. He was a volunteer for poor people. He spent most of his time helping poor people. The Serve Our Survivors project very much represents Ambassador Fadika’s legacy,’’ Mrs Fadika said.
Mohamed Missalie, a beneficiary of the Moseray Fadika Trust, who is participating in the Serve Our Survivors project, applauded Ambassador Fadika and his Trust. “This is a good initiative,” he said. “We are the children of Ambassador Fadika (Super) and it is very important for us all to build on his legacy of serving God and humanity. We are failing in our responsibility to continue the work Ambassador Fadika started -helping people in crisis if we allow our survivors to suffer without help.”
Mohamed added: “It is very important that we, as Sierra Leoneans, do our utmost to act as volunteers in the aftermath of the crisis, find ways to ensure people affected by the mudslide and flooding are protected and supported on a long term basis. The media and all the donations/appeals might have gone but we should continue to serve our survivors and not abandon them. Focusing on helping the poor in need ensures Ambassador Fadika name continues to be associated with good deeds’’.
The Moseray Fadika Trust was deeply moved and saddened by the catastrophic mudslide and flooding that has caused such destruction and tragedy in Sierra Leone. We send our condolences to all those who have lost family, friends, homes, livelihoods, and everything in this disaster.
The SERVE OUR SURVIVORS project is being implemented in partnership with a number of voluntary community/youth-led groups and institutions including the Africa Young Voices Television (AYV), 98.1 Radio Democracy, All Works of Life (AWOL), Moseray Fadika Movement, Friends and Fans of Moseray Fadika, Moseray Fadika Children’s Foundation, Children’s Forum Network, Frenzy Network, Eli Africa, United Sierra Leone Movement, Nite Life Foundation, Young Leaders Sierra Leone (YLSL), I Care Children’s Foundation, Ataya Base Organisation, Mount Aureol Women’s Development Organisation. The internationally recognised Sierra Leonean musician Lansana Sheriff popularly known as Steady Bongo, alongside traditional folk singer and activist Fantacee Wiz Kamara are part of the team of volunteers.
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…WE ARE BORN POOR, WE MUST NOT DIE POOR