By Patrick Tokpah
As the Coronavirus pandemic rages in the country, several elderly women at the Gbarnga Central Market and the Christ Children Orphanage Home of Gbarnga have benefited from assorted food items from an organization dubbed Empowering the Younger Generation (EYOGEN).
EYOGEN is a newly established organization in the United States of America, founded by a young woman of Bong County, Louise Saydee, as a way of giving back to her people.
Presenting the items on April 9, 2020, the Country Director of the organization, Ambassador Otis T. Tarwoe, said the donation was his boss’ own way of stretching hands to less fortunate and disadvantaged Liberians amid the Coronavirus pandemic in the country.
“With the Coronavirus pandemic in our country currently, we observe that there are people with disabilities; and there are yet another people who [also] cannot afford. The situation of these different kinds of people has passionately moved her to explore this opportunity to donate to these disadvantaged people as her own way of contributing to her country, most especially orphans,” Ambassador Tarwoe said.
He told newsmen that the donation is within a program crafted by their organization to regularly give back to the society.
Additionally, Tarwoe maintained that his organization remains committed to empowering the youthful population of the country, adding that his boss, Louise Saydee, is a gospel musician who usually sings in churches in the U.S and sends the proceeds from her talent to empower young Liberians back home.
According to Ambassador Tarwoe, his entity was able to donate ten bags of 25gk rice, which is in the tone of little over $ 30,000 Liberian Dollars.
Receiving the items, the beneficiaries’ respective heads extolled EYOGEN for the gesture, and noted that it came at the time when a state of emergency has been declared in the Country.
“It came the right time indeed. We are in need, and thank God that somebody was thinking about the Liberian children and the old folks,” Nancy Kerkulah asserted on in her reaction to the gesture by EYOGEN.
The recipients called on other sons and daughters of the County to follow the good example of Madam Saydee.