World Of Light, “Oum El Nour” Liberia Dedicates Renovated Rehabilitation Center

The leadership of “Oum El Nour” Liberia or Mother Of Light in collaboration with the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 dedicated a newly renovated and fully furnished rehabilitation center in German Camp located in Grand Bassa County.

The ceremony was graced by several dignitaries including the United Nations Resident Coordinator, Christine Umutoni, the Youth and Sports Minister Cllr. Jeror Cole Bangalu who proxied for the President of Liberia, the Deputy Minister of Health, the Lebanese Ambassador, and other officials were present at the program.

Giving an overview of the program, the General Manager Abdallah Chahni of OENL expressed thanks and appreciation to the Liberian Government for providing the organization 30 acres of land, thereby giving OENL the opportunity to construct the rehabilitation and vocational center in Buchanan, specifically German Camp, Grand Bassa County, to cater to patients, both men and women affected by substance use disorder.

Mr. Chahni used the occasion to praise the vision bearer of Oum El Nour or Mother of Light, Bishop Guy Paul Noujaim for his numerous humanitarian interventions, and for visiting Liberia to cut the ribbon for the newly renovated drug rehabilitation center aimed helping persons affected by substance use disorder.

Delivering the keynote address on behalf of President Joseph Nyuma Boakai, Youth and Sports Minister, Cllr. Jeror Cole Bangalu thanked the vision Bearer of the organization, Bishop Guy Paul Noujaim for sharing proven treatment modalities  to bring relief to the Liberia population, in particular the youth, who are affected by substance abuse disorder and gave assurance of the Liberian Government’s support toward the success story of the organization.

Several invitees at the program in making their respective remarks also praised the organization, and its vision bearer for contributing to the restoration of image of those impacted by substance abuse disorder.

The United Nations Resident Coordinator, Christine Umutoni praised the level of “Oum El Nour” Liberia or Mother of Light achievements thus far, and noted that UN is prepared to work with the organization in bringing relief to the country’s youthful population, many of whom are drowning in drug addiction.

Two of the beneficiaries, male and female of “OENL’s rehabilitation centre, give testimonies describing how they were drawn in drug addiction over the years and how they became outcasts in their respective communities and amongst their family and friends. They spoke of being rescued by the organization and expressed thanks and appreciation to the organization and its vision bearer.

The Centre offers a variety of treatment modalities to allow individuals with substance use disorder to achieve an autonomous drug-free life.

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