The "My Brother’s Keeper Orphanage Mission situated in Careysburg, Montserrado County, has presented several cartoons of manual pad rice (Feed My Staving Children) and cartoons of used clothes to the Ministry of Health and Social Warefare for onward distribution to orphanages recognized by the Liberian Government.
Making the presentation at the Ministry of Health in Monrovia recently, the National Director of My Brother’s Keeper, Ralph A. Delogo, said his orphanage was glad to share its blessings with other less fortunate children at other orphanages across the country. He said the consignments of rice and cartoons of used clothes were given through one of the international partners of My Brother’s Keeper, the International Children’s Fund, based in the United States of America.
Mr. Delego said it is disheartened to see thousands of children still in need of food and clothes at various orphanages, expressing the hope that the items will be given to deserving kids.
Receiving the donation, Acting Assistant Health Minister for Social Welfare, Bendu Tulay, lauded the efforts of My Brother’s Keeper and its partners for the gesture, which she said will be given to those they are intended for.
"We want to let you know that your donations for the less fortunate children will go directly to them and not people who do not deserve them," she stated. She praised the organization for its activities over the years, adding that their move to distribute donations from its partners with other orphanages, was a clear manifestation that it is one of the best orphanages in the country.
At the same time, an official of the International Children’s Fund has praised the group partnership with My Brother’s Keeper Orphanage Mission in Liberia, which he described as one of the most efficient groups in the country.
Mr. Donald Don Wick, who was in the country on a month- long visit, noted that his organization’s decision to partner with the orphanage mission in Liberia is aimed at helping to address the needs of the less fortunate children.
He said International Children’s Fund partners with other groups in the United States in raising funds for support to less fortunate kids in South Saharan Africa and other countries, naming Liberia as one of the countries in need of assistance.
Mr. Wick said while in the country, he has been working with kids at My Brother’s Keeper, in providing various skill training that will help the kids a long way. He said already, his organization is working on improving the library at the orphanage home in Careysburg, something that will provide services not for the orphans alone, but also for other young people in the community.