An award winning journalist in Liberia who is affiliating with the New Public Trust media outlet, Garmah N. Lomo, has rally aid and presented food and non-food items to a 14 years old rape survivor in Pejuhum town, Grand Cape mount County.
Journalist Lomo donated three bags of 25Kg rice, three packs of baby pampers, dozens of toilet tissue, varieties of soaps, baby powder among others to the survival from proceeds received from humanitarians following publication of such rape story.
Some of those who contributed includes according to the Garmah Loma are Atty. Maxwell Grigsby, Chairman of the Small Arms Commission of Liberia; Atty. Alex T. Johnson of Civil Litigation at the Ministry of Justice; Judge George W. Smith of the 15th Judicial Circuit Court in River Gee County; and Judge Joe S. Barkon of the Second Judicial Circuit Court in Grand Bassa County amongst others.
She also lauded others who have been supporting the rape survival, including Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor who promptly responded to the survivor cry and promised to take care of teenage mother and kid and also mentioned the effort of the Chief Executive Officer of Rescue for Abandoned and Children in Hardship (REACH) headed by Ne-Suah B. Livingstone.
Journalist Lomo during the presentation encouraged the survivor to see her situation as a new journey to transforming her life and move forward because there is a biggest opportunity ahead.
” I want to encourage all survivors to take their education serious and their abused situation shouldn’t hold them down or serve as an obstacle because when a woman or girl is educated, she makes wise decision and serve her country in various capacities,” she lamented.
This 14-year-old child was allegedly raped and impregnated by a classroom teacher of the Pejuhum public school identified as Sense Kaiwu.
She has since given birth to a male child on 14 July 2020 at the Diah Clinic in Tewor District.
For her part, the 14-years-old rape survivor appreciated Journalist Loma for her immense contribution towards her through her publication which allowed the Vice President of Liberia and others to reaching out to her and are providing aid.
Also speaking, the caretaker of the rape survivor in a joyful mood praised the journalists for her professional service to society and asked God to continue blessing her.