LIBERIA: Gov’t To Pay Tuition For Ebola Orphans

Government will pay the tuition for children who lost their parents to the Ebola virus and were sent to foster homes, an official has said.
Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Lydia-Mai Sherman, disclosed that the foster parents were each given US$150 as government’s initial contribution for their welfare.
She told the Liberia News Agency Tuesday that the foster parents will receive a monthly stipend of US$15 as allowance for each of the children.
Sherman indicated that more than 3,000 children were affected by the outbreak of the virus.
She commended owners of orphanages for “their giant roles” in the fights against the epidemic by ensuring that preventive measures put in place at the various homes were adhered to.
Minister Sherman then appealed to humanitarian organizations for help with the orphans.

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