As official programs in commemoration of this year’s Independence Day were ongoing at the Centennial Memorial Pavilion, the United Methodist University Volunteer Movement (UMUVM) was reaching out to orphans at the Elwuo Daycare and Children Welfare Orphanage Home to donate several items.
Those items donated to the children include: sandals, slippers, jackets, sneakers, biscuits, candy, washing and bathing soaps among others valued at over US$200. Receiving the donated items, Madam Elena Wuo, the founder of the orphanage home commended the efforts of the volunteer movement noting that not many people had taught on helping the country in their direction. Madam Wuo noted that though there have been others who made contributions towards in improving the lives of the ‘future leaders’ and the blessing of God should fall upon them in order to continue their good endeavors. “I pray that you people will hold together and urged the government to love people who care for children. They sit in the offices and defend their salaries but are not working with the people” she said According to her, the government should send social workers to various orphanage homes across Montserrado for counseling so as to have a nation that is very caring for the next generation who are underprivileged. The center has existed for over 25 years and currently holding about 20 children who are in need of direction and development for the benefit of the nation. Meanwhile, the UMUVM has called on local and international organizations to help augment their efforts for the betterment of society.