Kent Cricket Club Supports Children Orphaned by Mudslide - Sierraloaded News

Friday, 22 September 2017

Kent Cricket Club Supports Children Orphaned by Mudslide



Kent Cricket Club (KCC) on September 16, 2017, donated school materials, food items, toiletries, wheelchair and clothing to children who are orphaned by August 14 mudline and flooding.

In handing over the items at the Old Skool Camp in Freetown, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of KCC, Emmanuel Pessima said that the initiative came as a result of children who suffer during the August 14 incident at Regent.

He said, as a cricket club, they have been working with children for the past five years, and that when the August 14 disaster occurred they thought it fit to supports these children.
He explained that the donation was part of their community activities to ensure that the children return to school.

Mr. Pessima said that KCC had support from friends around the world that sees the need in joining them to raised fund for the children who are affected by the August 14 incident. He said that they received equipment and funds from these friends to help the orphans.

He said that it was part of their initial plan to support 50 children, but they decided to increase it 80 children, adding that the stories of these children are so touching and they seriously need help. “We are calling on everyone to support these children,” he said.

Captain Michael Turay, the logistics teller at Old Skool Camp, applauded Club for making such a donation to the children, as it is timely for them as school just reopened. He said that one thing that comes out clearly is the inclusion of wheelchair for any physical challenged person, as they had one already who will definitely benefit from it.

Yealie Koroma, a JSS 3 pupil who benefited from the donation, lost her parents to the mudslide. She said he has no one to take care of her, and she wants to continue her schooling.

“Up till now I have not been registered and verified at the Old Skool Camp by the authorities, and School has opened,” she lamented. She calls on the authorities to look at her situation, so that she could benefit from whatever donation.

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