Published: Friday, 09 October 2015 09:58

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Wednesday 16th September 2015, the Islamic Action Groups {ISLAG) and Christian Action Groups(CHRISTAG) in collaboration with FOCUS 1000 donated food and non-food items to flooding victims  as they were relocated to the national stadium in Freetown.

The items provided were (i) Five hundred (500) bundles drinking water (ii) One hundred (100) bags of 50kg Rice (iii) Three hundred (300) drinking Cups (iv) One hundred (100) Buckets  and (v) Ten (10) cartoons bathing soaps. Representing FOCUS 1000 was Dr. Samuel Abu Pratt Director of Programmes, while Dr. Ramadan Jalloh and Rev Christiana Sutton Koroma represented ISLAG and CHRISTAG as National Coordinators respectively. The Honorable Minster of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs Honorable Moijueh Kaikai received the items on behalf of victims and expressed his thanks and appreciation to FOCUS 1000. Dr. Pratt on behalf of FOCUS 1000 and team expressed FOCUS 1000’s concern for the welfare of the victims, particularly the women and children. “At a time like this” he said “FOCUS 1000 feels the pain of the victims and is obliged to join other partners and Government to provide whatever support they can afford. The team of Religious leaders (CHRISTAG and ISLAG) supported by FOCUS 1000, will always remember the victims in their prayers”.

In that regard ISLAG and CHRISTAG visited both the Siaka Stevens Stadium and the Attougha  Mini Stadium on Wednesday 23rd September, where  prayers and counseling were offered to the flooding victims, as a way of relieving the stress of  the victims and giving them some hope for the future.