BREWERVILLE- A local non-governmental organization, the Center for Peace and Education, distributed several anti-COVID-19 materials to residents of Mouton Corner in Brewerville on Saturday.
Items include 2,000 nasal masks, 200 face shields and 1,000 COVID-19 awareness flyers.
Beneficiaries include William Grant and Irean Grant market traders, motorcycle and car unions, and the SMS clinic, among others.
Making the donation to them, Center for Peace and Education Director of Training and Research John T. Cooper said the purpose of the donation and awareness was to educate people about the reality of COVID- 19 and how a person gets infected. , the spread and how people and the community as a whole can be protected. He thanked the organization’s founder and executive director Mr. Mainlehwon Ebenezer Vonhm, based in the United States, for his support, called for a concerted effort to fight the terrible disease which is wreaking havoc on the government and the population.
“Our goal is to end the pandemic and that involves everyone; not just public health officials and government, ”he said. “Every Liberian citizen has a duty to ensure that the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control and ultimately eliminated. “
Also speaking via the internet, the group’s founder and executive director, Mr. Mainlehwon Ebenezer Vonhm, said the organization has been involved in peace education and capacity building since its existence in Brewerville. However, with the epidemic and the rapid spread of COVID-19, there is a need to support government efforts to contain it.
By receiving the COVID-19 shipment on behalf of the group, Market President Irean Grant Kolu Massaquoi thanked the organization for the gesture and promised that the items received would be used for their intended purposes.
Liberia is currently experiencing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases. The latest published data showed that there are 2,373 active confirmed cases, and of these 417 new cases, 15 deaths and 124 recoveries were recorded between July 3 and 9, 2021.