Monrovia - Children orphaned by the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia received supports from BENGOMA, the Liberian Mandingo Organization in the Netherlands. Orphans Concern-Liberia, a local NGO in Liberia recently received over US$3,000,00 from the Liberian Mandingo Diaspora group to support the organization’s educational, material, psychological, nutritional and medical programs.
Mr. Amos Sawboh, Director of Orphans Concern-Liberia, expressed gratitude for the supports and promised the funds will be used for the intended purposes. According to Mr. Sawboh, this help could not have come at a better time than now. With this financial assistance from Bengoma, the educational, material, psychological, nutritional and medical needs and accommodation of 12 elementary students and 15 families with 149 members in 4 out of the 15 counties in Liberia could be catered to. Orphans Concern-Liberia boss went on to say that with such vital assistance from BENGOMA, relatives of these orphans will be encouraged to welcome these less fortunate kids into their respective homes and give these families the much needed support to family structure and community acceptance.
According to BENGOMA’s Chairman, Mr Mohammed Kromah, it is a moral and patriotic obligations of Liberians around the world to rally support and be fully involved with Liberian NGO`s working to improve the lives of our brothers and sisters. Chairman Kromah called on other philanthropic organizations to support local based groups to help transform the lives of these underprivileged children. He went on further to thank DeliXL Nederland, a Dutch Food and Beverage Company for its supports to BENGOMA’s orphanage project.
BENGOMA is an organization of Liberian Mandingoes residing and working in The Netherlands (Holland) that has been actively working with other Liberian organizations in and out of Liberia for the past years, helping to support the educational and reconstruction process of Liberia. Since its formation in 1998, the organization has been actively involved in community based projects in the Netherlands and Liberia. BENGOMA is presently providing a full scholarship and other educational supports to students at the University of Liberia.