The Executive Director of the non-profit institution, Amos Sawboh, explained to the Capitol Times that the said land is intended for crops which produce will be used to sustain the organization and support the 208 orphans currently benefiting from the organization’s educational program.
Accordingly, Sawboh pointed out that a little over L$150,000 has been used to clear the land.
According to him, their international partner, Pepper Coast Ministry in the United States of America has given an initial support which facilitated the clearing process of the land.
The Executive Director disclosed that for planting crops, purchasing seeds, machines and building infrastructure to the site, Orphans Concern need not less than US$10,000.00.
“Our two years educational program has phased out. To maintain the 208 students in schools and support the 10 orphanages we are working with in the country, we need to invest into agriculture. But for the 2017/2018 academic year, we need serious financial support to keep the kids in school otherwise they stand the risk of missing school for the next school year,” he said.
Meanwhile, Director Sawboh is calling on orphanage homes in Liberia to get involved into the agriculture sector to sustain their homes.
“It is often difficult to get support. Orphanages need to look into the direction of agriculture to sustain their various missions,” he added.
Orphans Concern-Liberia is a group that consists of more than 200 former orphans and indigent children who once lived at various orphanages during and after the civil war in Liberia, as well as individuals with the passion for seeking the welfare of orphans.