The Africa Youth for Peace and Development Sierra Leone (AYPAD-SL), on Tuesday, 17th March 2020, fed over sixty (60) Children at Moa Wharf Community. Moa Wharf is one of the city’s most deprived slum community.
Speaking to the National Coordinator of AYPAD-SL, Miss Florence Hawa Ballu, she disclosed that the initiative was started in 2005 when they discovered the vulnerability of children in the community.
“Our goal is to feed the needy in slum communities over the years. We are implementing the zero ‘Hunger Project’ in five communities,” she informed.
The National Coordinator, further intimated to NewsWatch that, this year’s plan is to curb the unprecedented hunger in those communities despite the challenges to get access them.
She added that the community stakeholders are always in support of their ingenuity.
“Our implementation is highly focused on Goal Two (2) of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS). Our objective is to upgrade the standard of destitute and deprived children in communities. She maintained.
In his statement, Executive Director of AYPAD-SL, Philip Sails Bangura, stated that the organization is ready to support needy folks in slummy areas. He continued by outlining the importance of the zero Hunger Project 2020.
“We believe in the health of helpless kids. They should be exposed to good food at all time, he said.
He revealed that, as a not for profit making organisation, they are doing their best to make sure they meet their dreams.
Youth Chairman of Moa Wharf Community, Gabriel Sesay, told this medium that the initiative was a timely one because they were able to captured susceptible children within the community.
“We need support from different NGOs in the future. Our community needs more livelihood provisions for school going children,” he pleaded.
Mr. Sesay expressed gratitude and appreciation to AYPAD-SL for their wonderful undertakings.
“We are looking forward for additional development especially in youth empowerment and capacity building,” he concluded.