A massive Covid-19 awareness is ongoing along with the distribution of food and nonfood items to residents of Margibi county.
The initiative is carryout by a group of University students under the banner; Cuttington Junior Collage Dream Alliance (CJDA), in collaboration with the Cooper Foundation in Distract #5 Margibi County.
The group is also providing washing hand buckets and sanitary materials to residents and educating them about the danger of COVID, how to prevent the spread and report to health authorities promptly.
Speaking Tuesday July 6, 2021 at the opening of three day awareness in the district, CJDA spokesperson Prince Page said, Cuttington Junior Collage Dream Alliance is a non – profit student organization that is adding individuals who has the desire to contribute to the larger society.
He said the group comprise of nursing students from the Cuttington Junior College and will be offering free medical services in the district and providing aid to people in need.
The CJDA in collaboration with the Cooper foundation is visiting several health facilities including towns and villages informing residents about COVID-19 preventative . “We are here for three days to carry on COVID-19 awareness in district #5” Page lamented.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Cooper Foundation Mr. Jonathan Sahr Cooper has lauded CJDA for being farsighted as they join hands in combating COVID19.
“I am happy that you are here to join me fight this deadly coronavirus. This is not a one man thing but rather the collective effort of everyone in Liberia, Margibi and District #5 at large” Cooper explained.
Several persons responding to CJDA and the Cooper foundation gesture expressed gratitude and termed the organization’s contribution as timely.
Not holding back her joyous expression, Mary Kollie a resident of Baypolu in District #5 speaking to KMTV said, since Covid19 crisis into Liberia, it was her first time to see volunteer health workers especially from the student community embarking on such awareness.
Madam Kollie however, lauded the effort of Mr. Jonathan S. Cooper for his contribution doing the time of difficulties. “People only know us doing the time of election, but when we are going through difficulty time only few people can come to identify with us, since this Virus came in Liberia, only today we are seeing people here with buckets and telling us about it, we can only hear it in the breeze but your thank you my son Jonathan and the others” Kollie explained.