The African Youth Peer Review Committee (AYPRC) in collaboration with the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Houston Clear Lake, United States of America, has provided books and other food items to two orphanages in Margibi County as part of the festive season celebration.
Some of the items donated include: five bags of rice, a gallon of oil, packages of sweets for over twenty kids, several reading books among others.
The two orphanages which benefited from the gesture include: the Peter W. SayKlon Orphanage Home and the Children Future Orphanage Home.
Making the donation on the eve of Christmas, the National Coordinator of AYPRC, Jeddlee Stephen Kinnii said, the initiative was the both institutions own way of identifying with underprivileged kids, especially those of them who are suffering from autism and other form of disabilities.
He said as the world observed this year festive season, it is important to note that caring for underprivileged children is important in that it gives hope to them.
According to Kinnii, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Houston Clear Lake, USA remains a strong partner in championing the need to have a zero-free autism society globally where kids will grow up without going through the trauma that is associated with their disabilities.
He said his organization as well as its international partner will remain focus and ever engaging so as to help kids in need across Liberia.
“We are here today because we want to celebrate this year festive season with you. We came from Monrovia with a mindset that all of you here have the right to be a part of the Christmas and New Year celebration,” the AYPRC National Coordinator told the jubilating kids.
“We are grateful to our partner, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Houston Clear Lake, USA for always being passionate about your wellbeing as well. They remain a strong force in helping underprivileged kids as well as those of them who are living with disabilities,” he averred.
Meanwhile, receiving the donated items on behalf of his institution, the proprietor of the Peter W. SayKlon Orphanage home, thanked both AYPRC and her international partner for showing up during the time which he claimed; the kids were highly in need of a “Christmas gift.”
According to Mr. SayKlon, though his institution had previously benefited a gesture from the two institutions, showing up on the eve of Christmas was like a dream come true to kids who are growing up at his orphanage home.
“The Peter W. SayKlon Orphanage home is highly appreciative for coming to identify with our kids during such festive season. We are grateful to AYPRC and her international partner for always thinking about us.
In as much as we appreciate these gifts, we also want both AYPRC and the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities along with other national and international humanitarian organizations to see the need to help us with solar-panel to have electricity for our kids during the night hours,” he intimated.
The Peter W. Sayklon Orphanage Home proprietor indicated that it is always dark during night hours, leaving kids to wallop in deserted-state all along until the late morning hours.
For his part, the head of the Children Future Orphanage Home, Samuel D. Winnie thanked AYPRL and her partner for the gesture, describing it as timely.
He said though the items donated may appear insufficient, kids at the orphanage home see it as a gift that will forever be remembered.
“On behalf of the Children Future Orphanage Home, I want to appreciate the African Youth Peer Review Committee in collaboration with the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Houston Clear Lake, for the showing up during such period of the festive season. We appreciate every gift that was brought for our kids, we also highly appreciate the concern shown towards us the teachers” he intoned.
At the same time, the Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities at the University of Houston Clear Lake, USA has certificated more than twenty staffs of the two orphanages that benefited from the donation.
Some of those certificated include: Peter W. SayKlon (Administrator), Dennies Wilson (Teacher), Eba T. Noring (Teacher), Solomon Joe (Teacher) and She G. Taylor (Teacher).
Others are: Francis M. S. Magbie (VPA Children Future Orphanage), Moses G. Togba (VPI Children Future Orphanage), Samuel D. Winnie (Principal, Children Future Orphanage), Christiana F. Blamo (Teacher) and Hallowanga B. K. Pewu (Dean of Student, Children Future Orphanage).