50 Kids Receive School Supplies Worth US$2,500

first_imgAt least 50 school children yesterday received an assortment of school supplies, valued at US$2,500 from Street Child of Liberia.The funds were provided by the Rotary Club of Monrovia.Each child received a book bag, uniforms, copybooks, pens and pencils. The presentation was made at the Timose Academy’s compound in Paco Community, near the Freeport of Monrovia.Before the presentations, which were made in the presence of the beneficiaries’ parents, Street Child’s Ebola Response Coordinator, Kaba Y. Moore, explained the need for both children and parents to observe Ebola preventive measures outlined by the Ministry of Health (MOH).“Don’t follow your friend to eat their food as you used to do before,” Moore, an expert in psychosocial counseling, told the children. “We beg you, when you wash your hands, do it so that every part of your hands is washed.”Moore explained that the fight to kick Ebola out of Liberia is everyone’s business, “and that’s why we are here to encourage you and your parents to follow the things you must do to kill Ebola.”He told the parents, “When you come to school and find your children being set aside because they are sick, don’t feel bad about it because by putting your child aside, school authorities are trying to ensure that other children are not affected by whatever ailment there is.”Moore effectively demonstrated step by step measures for the children and their parents to follow in washing their hands.Street Child of Liberia’s program director, Michael John Bull, told the gathering his organization is here to serve them, and urged the parents to take care of the children.“Street Child is here for you,” Bull said, “and if we work together we can achieve our goal to kick Ebola out of the country.”Representing Rotary Club of Monrovia, Walter J. Dean, a member of its Ebola Response Committee, expressed appreciation to Street Child of Liberia for effectively organizing the program, and assured the parents of Rotary Club of Monrovia’s interest and support through Street Child of Liberia.“We want your children to go to school,” Dean said, “and that is why we provided support by getting these items for all of you.”Responding, a spokeswoman for the beneficiaries said, “I want God to bless you for this important support to our children.” She promised to follow all the instructions to ensure that Ebola is driven out of Liberia.Present at the program were Street Child’s Program Support Officer, Ms. Lizzie Lake, presently in the country for six months, and Ms. Chloe Dannatt, Street Child’s Program Director, who is visiting Street Child of Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lacazette out for up to six weeks

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette Arsenal confirm Lacazette out for up to six weeks with knee injury Stephen Darwin Last updated 1 year ago 22:10 2/13/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(5) Alexandre Lacazette Arsenal Getty Images Arsenal Premier League The France international has struggled to hit top form in recent weeks and now faces a spell on the sidelines having undergone surgery Arsenal have confirmed that striker Alexandre Lacazette will be out of action for up to six weeks with a knee injury.The 26-year-old forward underwent surgery on Tuesday and is now expected to be out of action for at least a month as he recovers.A statement on the club’s official website read: “Striker Alex Lacazette had an arthroscopy on his left knee in London on Tuesday morning. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The minor procedure was a success and he will now undergo a period of rehabilitation. It is envisaged that he will return to the squad within four to six weeks.”Lacazette initially impressed following his £46 million move from Lyon in the summer, scoring eight goals up to the beginning of December.He has, however, struggled to find the back of the net since then, with just one strike coming in the 4-1 win over Crystal Palace on January 20.And the Frenchman was further criticised following his brief cameo in the north London derby defeat to Tottenham, with Lacazette missing the target with two presentable chances towards the end of the game.That led manager Arsene Wenger into suggesting that the forward may have had his confidence knocked since the club-record arrival of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Dortmund.He said: “For him, one against one with the goalkeeper, he is a good goalscorer. He has gone through difficult periods before. He works hard in training, works on his finishing.”I don’t know what happened [with his second miss against Spurs], did he not touch the ball well? It can happen, it is a fraction of a second.”Maybe the confidence is not at its highest because he has seen a competitor coming in for him.”last_img read more