Leicester Road Community gets face masks By Paul Mansaray
Cross section of members of the POLE organization
The Progressive Oriented Leadership Entity Organization (POLE Organization) has donated one thousand face masks to residents of Leicester Road Community in Freetown.
Chairman of the Organization, Alimamy Lucky Sesay told this medium that the use of face masks at this crucial period cannot be overstated.
He noted that because the impact of COVID-19 has been deadly, his organization saw the urgent need to help government in combating the global pandemic.
Mr. Sesay said they also have an intention to reachout to other communities, adding that all efforts should be made to ensure that COVID-19 becomes a thing of the past in Sierra Leone.
“We are out intervention as cooperate social responsibility. We did this on our own. We have not received any form of support from the central government or any other non-governmental organization,” he said.
The organization’s Vice Chair, Joseph Kamara noted that community based organizations also need support the government in reaching out to people in communities across the country.
He noted that financing such ventures was not an easy task, adding that people with the upper hand should also make efforts to support the ventures of NGOs and community based organizations.
One of the beneficiaries, Fatmata Turay said thedonation of face masks was very timely and called on other community based organizations to do same.
Other beneficiaries also described the gesture laudable and that it will play a key role in the fight against the virus in the country.