MONROVIA-A local charity, God’s Favor Orphanage – Liberia, has broken-grounds for the construction of an orphan home value over eight hundred thousand United States Dollars in Liberia.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place on Sunday, September 5 at the site of the orphan home which is located in the Mark Kollie Hill in the Township of Johnsonville, Lower Montserrado County.
Giving some synopsis about the project, the Chief Executive Officer of God’s Favor Orphanage – Liberia, Mrs. Winifred Y. Nelson – Gaye, said the intent to undertake this worthy venture was sparked out following the difficulties she experienced in life at a tender age when her mother and father died leaving her to grow in hopeless conditions.
“As a result of such unfortunate situation, I began to ask God in prayers to strengthen me to become a help to the needy or destitute children in Liberia, who find themselves in similar conditions like mind to work to better their living standards in the society”, Mrs. Nelson – Gaye emphasized .
She said funds for the construction of the orphanage is from her little earning at the Liberian Embassy in the United Kingdom where she is assigned directing it to help orphans, less-fortunate and the most poverty stricken children from various communities as a way of contributing to the human development capacity and to improve the livelihood of less fortunate children.
Mrs. Nelson – Gaye said that besides her personal earning, she has written numbers of organizations in the United Kingdom, which have given her a positive response that they will support her vision back in Liberia.
The Chief Executive Officer of God’s Favor Orphanage – Liberia narrated that the project will be completed within one year and will be in used to provide both academic and skills training for children who will be accommodated at the home.
Mrs. Nelson – Gaye indicated: “There will be three categories of children and other young people that will be hosted at the home, which include orphans, children who parents cannot afford (less – privileged) and those who are abused. Children from ages 5 to 21 will be enrolled at the home after being identified by organization’s trained social workers”.
She added that the academic component at the orphan home will run from kindergarten to grade six, while vocational skills will focus on cosmetology, among others.
Mrs. Nelson – Gaye disclosed that upon completion, the home will comprise of a school building, a training center, mini clinic, dormitory, recreation sites and staff quarter, among others.
She is also called on residents of the Township of Johnsonville to get involved in the construction work of the orphanage project to be their own as well as Liberians and others to invest in rebuilding both human capital and infrastructural of the country.
Mrs. Nelson – Gaye said currently the organization is catering to over 34 orphans and when the home is completed it will accommodate 50 orphans.
Speaking earlier, the Board Chairman of God’s Favor Orphanage – Liberia Mr. Allen Lincoln said he was grateful to God to work with Mrs. Nelson – Gaye and her husband to envisioning such a huge project that will better of living conditions of under-privileged Liberian children and young people.
Mr. Lincoln: “It is worth commending to see a daughter of this community diverting her resources into community which is a giving back contribution supportive of Liberians that is buttressing the Liberian Government development drive and human capacity building”.
He said the project will immensely transform the conditions of the kids who will move to the home and called for well-meaning to rally support to the project.