LIBERIA: Humanitarian Organization Puts Smiles On Faces Of Underprivileged Kids

Over 150 children from Thinker’s Village and surrounding communities were on Christmas Day provided free toys and food by a local humanitarian organization under the banner of ‘Hands of Hope Liberia’ headed.

According to the Executive Director of the organization, Madam Lydia Sebwe, the annual program targeted underprivileged kids.

During the occasion, children between the ages of one and fourteen years received dolls, cars, balls, and other assorted items. A total of 240 girls received gifts while 315 boys received variety of toys.

Twelve-year old Joshua expressed great excitement for his toy and lauded the organization for coming to identifying with them.

“I am so glad that I am among the many kids that benefited from this initiative. I humbled and want to thank this organization for putting smiles on our faces,” Joshua stated.

Madam Parent Patience Wilson, a parent of Hope Village, said she was grateful that her children were among the many beneficiaries, and thanked Executive Director Sebwe for the kind gesture.

Pastor Patrick T. Gibson of Light of the World Ministries said the toy distribution attracted children from nearby communities along the RIA Highway, and hoping that the organizers will sustain the program by increasing the number of children to more than a thousand.

The Annual Toy Distribution and Feeding Program aim to share the joy of Christmas and God’s blessing.

Executive Director Sebwe disclosed that in 2021, Hands of Hope Liberia will expand its educational opportunities through scholarship and/or tuition payment, targeting disadvantaged children with financial challenges.

The organization extended thanks and gratitude to David McGuire and family, Lydia Williams Wuo, Johantz Caine, Jr., Duke Weeks, Samuel McIntosh, Rita Williams, Erin, and Sarah for their financial and in-kind support.

Hands of Hope-LIB, Inc., is a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 dedicated to providing educational opportunities through academic and athletic scholarship programs to Liberian youth who are financially challenged. It also undertakes an annual toy distribution and feeding program.  The non-for-profit organization has network of volunteers, and is legally registered under the laws of Liberia, having acquired Articles of Incorporation in 2020.

It has bylaws and is headed by an Executive Director, along with a board of directors that provides strategic guidance to its operations. Hands of Hope-LIB, Inc., also has a chapter in the United States of America (USA) that is registered with the State of Minnesota.

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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.

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