By: D. Patrick Tokpah
Several private and public institutions in Gbarnga, Bong County, 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 recently, the Country Director of the organization, Otis P. Tarwoe, said the donation was his boss’ own way of stretching hands to less fortunate and disadvantaged Liberians amid the economic crisis in the country.
“And with the economic crisis in our country, currently we observe that there are people with disabilities and there are people who cannot afford; and so she used this opportunity to find means that there will be a possible chance to donate as her own way of contributing to her country, most especially orphans,” Tarwoe said.
Mr. Tarwoe told newsmen that the donation is within a program crafted by his institution to regularly give back to society. He said his boss, Louise Saydee, is a gospel musician who usually sings in churches in the U.S and sends the proceeds of her talents to empower young Liberians back home.
Tarwoe maintained that his organization remains committed to empowering the youthful population of the country; and that the beneficiary institutions include the C. B Dumbar Maternity Hospital, the Gbarnga Central Prison, the Feleta Children Village Orphanage Home, the Christ Children Orphanage Home and the Rainbow Town Orphanage Home among others.
The government-run C. B. Dumbar received five bags of twenty-five kg rice along with five packs of vita; the Gbarnga Central prison benefited four bags of rice along with four packs of vita, while the Christ Children Orphanage Home got three bags of rice plus three packs of vita.
For their part, the Rainbow Town benefited three bags of rice, three packs of vita while the Feleta Children Village Orphanage Homes took two bags of rice and two packs of vita respectively.
Taking hold of the items, the beneficiary institutions’ heads extolled Empowering the Younger Generation for the gesture and noted that it came at the time their institutions are in dying need.
“It came the right time indeed; we are in need and thank God somebody else where is thinking about the Liberian children,” the Proprietor of the Feleta Children Village asserted.
They promised to use the materials wisely and stressed the need for more support to their individual institution.