Volunteers for Changes to launch massive clean-up Campaign

By: Eldred Wlemongar Thomas

Some members of VFC with Mr. Fallah, the Executive Director

The Volunteers for Change (VFC), a local non-governmental organization is expected to launch a massive cleanup campaign during the pending raining season in order to give Monrovia and its environ a beautiful facelift.

According to the Executive Director of VFC, Kelvin Bishop Fallah, this initiative is intended to help keep all communities clean and healthy.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with GNN-Liberia today, Monday, April 17, 2017, Mr. Fallah, said the cleanup campaign at this time in is important because, according to him during the rainy season, community dwellers become more vulnerable to all kinds of sickness due to the increased filth.

“Like we have been doing, VFC will actively engage communities, with youth groups leading the exercise cleaning drainages in the city center and other parts of the country,” Mr. Fallah told our reporter.

He said his organization, the Volunteer for Change noted that to undertake such initiative is predicated upon the filthiness of more communities, a situation he said causes serious health hazard to many, especially during the rainy seasons.

Fallah further warned that too much filth in communities usually create water pollution, which he noted during the interview at always detrimental, if nothing is done at the community level to mitigate such unhealthy situation.

Mr. Fallah noted that communities must now see reason to help clean their vicinity and not only wait on central government or waste collection companies to come to their aide, stressing, “The government and partners in the sector must be supported giving the growing need to keep our streets clean, the VFC Executive Director emphasized”.

He commended community dwellers where the organization had operated for their level of cooperation and support to ensure their areas are clean and pose no health threats to them, especially the children.

Fallah at the same time used the occasion to launch an appeal to humanitarians, national and international development partners, businesses partners all well-meaning Liberians to support the VFC with financial and material support.

“We are in need of Wheel borrows, cutlasses, shoves and other safety materials to enhance the clean-up exercise, Kelvin Fallah continued his appeal.”

Kelvin Fallah expressed the hope that his organization can be considered for the pending cleanup of the Mesurado River at the famous Providence Island, a project to be reportedly implemented by the Liberia Maritime Authority {LMA} and Monrovia City Cooperation {MCC}.

“If such opportunity can come our way, it will be a major boost for VFC operations as it will also help provide job creation for the youthful population who are a key component of our organization, VFC ED craved.”

He then showered praises on the young people for the level of interest they continue to build in the program and willingness to volunteer for positive change.

Volunteers for change (VFC) was established in 2012 and officially registered in 2014.

It is a group of Liberians very passionate about social environmental change who have decided to venture into volunteerism as a means of effecting developmental transformation at the community and national level.

VFC operates in ten of the Liberia’s fifteen counties and have been engaged with the cleaning up of communities, schools, streets in and around the Capital, Monrovia.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.