Reports reaching Bamba 1 News from the Nederland suggest that children orphaned by the deadly EBOLA virus in Liberia have received support from BENGOMA, the Liberian Mandingo Organization in the Netherlands.
The report said, Orphans Concern-Liberia, a local NGO in Liberia received over US $3,000.00 from the Liberian Mandingo Diaspora group in an effort to support the organization’s educational, material, psychological, nutritional and medical programs.
According to BENGOMA’s Chairman, Mr Mohammed Kromah, “It is a moral and patriotic obligation 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 locally based groups in transforming the lives of underprivileged children. He thanked DeliXL Nederland, a Dutch food and beverage company for its supports to BENGOMA’s orphanage project.
The Director of Orphans Concern-Liberia, Mr. Amos Sawboh, expressed gratitude for the support and promised to use the money for its intended purpose. Mr. Sawboh stressed that this assistance could not have come at a better time then now.
Orphans Concern-Liberia boss also said, “With such vital assistance from BENGOMA, relatives of these orphans will be encouraged to welcome less fortunate kids into their respective homes.”
Bengoma’s donation is expected to meet the educational, material, psychological, nutritional and medical needs and accommodation of 12 elementary students and 15 families, the report disclosed.
BENGOMA is an organization of Liberian Mandingoes residing and working in The Netherlands (Holland). It has been actively networking with other Liberian organizations in and out of Liberia for the past years. The organization continues to strive to support the educational and reconstruction process of Liberia.
Since its formation in 1998, it has been actively involved in community based projects in the Netherlands and Liberia. BENGOMA is presently providing full scholarship and other educational supports to students at the University of Liberia.