Two weeks ago, we the Liberian Government announced the reopening schools throughout the country on February 2, 2015. This is a very positive news for all of us because all of the schools in Liberia were shutdown as a result of the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country and beyond.
The Ebola new case rates in Liberia are dramatically showing down nationwide. We praise God and thank all of you sincerely for your prayers, time, services, resources and financial contribution in helping us fight this killer disease out of our world. This is a very encouraging news that I am personally excited about!
Our children have been sitting at home for too, too long. It is indeed time to return to school and for the teachers and everybody to return to the classrooms.
The reopening of our schools comes with a huge financial challenge for us in Liberia with such of short notice from the government. Most of the parents of these children in our schools and communities have not been working at all throughout the Ebola Epidemic. Therefore, they have not been making any money to be able to even pay for their children’s basic registration fees and provide for school supplies and uniforms for their own children. We also have to address the overwhelming needs of orphans in our various schools first from the Liberian Civil War and now from the Ebola Crisis.
Please keep us in your prayers that God will provide in helping us meet the needs of these struggling children.
The same young Liberian generation that survived the 14 years brutal civil war causing unbearable devastation of human lives and properties, no hope and opportunity, now has to deal with the repercussion of this deadly Ebola Epidemic.
Thanks a lot for your time and God bless!