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Sierra Leone News: Anglican Diocese takes Ebola prevention to schools

Donation to Schlenker Secondary School in Port LokoThe Anglican Diocese of Freetown with support from the Trinity Church in the United States of America is providing Ebola prevention kits to its Mission Schools in the country.
After a successful handing over of the said items to selected schools in the Western Area, Dean of the Cathedral and Bishop’s Commissary, Emerson Thomas was joined by his Arch Deacon, Reverend Canon Joseph M. Khamara and other senior officials from the Diocese on Thursday 11th February 2016 presented Ebola disease consignments to schools in the north. The St Francis of Assisi Pre-School at Kent village, St James Anglican Primary School and Bishop Scott Memorial Secondary School at Masiaka,
Charles Oliver Anglican Pre-School, Sierra Leone Church Primary School and Schlenker Secondary School in Port Loko, Sierra Leone Church Primary School and Bishop Wilson Junior Secondary School in Lunsar, Holy Trinity Pre-School and Sierra Leone Church Primary School in Makeni were the schools that received the items from the Anglican Diocese in Freetown.
Items donated to each school include thermometer, soap, hand sanitizers,  gloves, ORS, waste bucket, Acqua tabs (chorine), detol and veronica buckets.  Addressing pupils and staff in the various schools, Dean Emerson Thomas said after realizing what the government and people went through in the fight against Ebola, the Diocese decided to provide the Ebola prevention kits so as to stop the resurgence of the disease. Ebola, he said, is devastating and that the country is fighting completely to eradicate it. “We are presenting these items to you in order to preserve your health,” he said and added that the items must be used to prevent staff and pupils from being infected.
Reverend Canon Joseph Khamara, in his words of encouragement, said in spite of the fact that the Ebola Disease killed lots of people, they should be focused and follow prevention methods. He added that school authorities and pupils should not be complacent but must try to preserve their lives and remain healthy at all times. He admonished them to wash their hands after using the toilet and before eating any food.
The Principal of Schlenker Secondary School, Chernor S. Kamara said the items did not come as a surprise, owing to the fact that the Bishop and members of the Anglican Church always have their schools at heart.
He thanked the Holy Trinity Church in New York for the donation, which he promised to use for its intended purpose.
Similar sentiments were expressed by various speakers including Madam Isatu Sesay, Betty Goba, Michael Conteh, Mrs. Gladys Dauda, Joseph Coker, Rev. Sheriff A. Sankoh.
More donations are expecting in the coming week.
Monday February 15, 2016

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