Smiling in the Rain
The Waterloo Partnership is currently supporting 45 Ebola Orphans in Sierra Leone, West Africa. When the deadly disease hit the country a few years ago, many families suffered. The charity, which is based in Waterloo and Crosby, fundraise to help feed and educate the orphans.
” Most people think West Africa is incredibly hot, which it is for a lot of the time. However, Sierra Leone has a heavy rainy season, which lasts for months. We had a request for raincoats for the children, so they could be protected on their walk to school and then would be dry and comfortable in class when focusing on their education. It was a pleasure to fund this project and we thank our donors for their generosity. Those rain coats will make all the difference.” David Moorhead Trustee of Waterloo Partnership.
The children received the rain coats from Alieu Badara Mansaray, Chair of the Waterloo Partnership Sierra Leone. It was on the Day of the African Child, which was a very appropriate. He said ” The orphans were very happy with the raingears.”