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Jovial Kids Christian Home appeals for support

Jonathan O. Grigsby/Joseph T. Koon

( 13, 2016)-A local orphanage in Paynesville is appealing to government and partners to assist vulnerable children at the institution and other parts of Liberia. 

The Executive Director of the Jovial Kids Christian Home in the ELWA Rehab Community, Selvel Kollie, said vulnerable children could become potential future leaders if properly catered for.

She wants international organizations such as, Save the Children, UNICEF and Plan International, among others, to direct some of their resources to welfare institutions across the country.

Madam Kollie said: “The Jovial Kids Christian Home is currently catering to more than 90 orphans in three communities in Montserrado County between the ages of three to eight months old babies, whose mothers allegedly abandoned them.”

The communities include ELWA Rehab, Cooper Farm and Gee-Worh Communities in Paynesville and Mount Barclay, respectively.

The Jovial Kids Christian Home Executive Director said: “There are lot of good things we can do for the children, but we are struggling to mobilize support for them to realize our dream.”

Madam Kollie made the appeal recently in Mount Barclay, Montserrado County at a New Year Party hosted in honor of over 200 children.

A spokesperson of the group, Little Abigail Gborgar, commended the Jovial Kids Christian Home for reshaping their future characterized by parental care.

Little Abigail also appealed to government and other charitable institutions, to buttress the efforts of their Home if they must contribute to nation building.

Abigail said: “Our conditions are improving gradually since our accommodation at the Jovial Kids Christian Home about a year now.”

“Many of us were moving from place to place without parental care, trying to make ends meet. We say million thanks to the Administration of the Jovial Jids Christian Home for bringing great relief to us,” she noted.

Currently, there are scores of vulnerable children triggered by social, political, or other crises in the country.

The latest followed the Ebola crisis which engulfed Liberia, killing thousands of Liberians, thereby giving rise to more orphans who lost their parents.


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