As the government of Liberia and its international partner's stance against the deadly Ebola virus continue to make significant progress in Liberia, the African Dream Academy (ADA) has launched what it calls the community entry program gear towards increasing access to hand washing facilities in several communities in Monrovia.
Speaking at the launch of the program recently, the Chief Executive Officer of the African Dream Academy Rev. Samuel Enders disclosed that many people lack hand washing buckets in their homes, perhaps due to complacency or lack of resources to purchase them.
He told FrontPage Africa that his organization would be placing huge hand washing buckets at every taxi or bus stops where passengers can be able to wash their hands. "It is not that you are not clean. But we just want to say we all must work hard to kick Ebola out of Liberia. This is a way of continuing the government effort and also continuing the efforts of many organizations working in the country," he said.
According to Rev. Enders every area where the buckets will be stationed there will be a home responsible for its upkeep, adding that the project is a community initiative which will involve all community members in the area.
Said Rev. Enders: "Everything I do is most of a community based. Each home is responsible for that bucket, but we will provide the chlorine and the soap that is needed to place in that bucket." The ADA Boss noted that about twenty-four intersections, including ELWA junction, Rock hill, tower hill, thinker's village and several other places are expected to benefit from the community entry program.
The shared mission of the African Dream Academy, Inc. (ADA) and the African Dream Academy Foundation (ADAF) is to reduce African poverty and foster sustainable development by "empowering African children through education" to realize dreams of a better life.
Copyright FrontPageAfrica. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com).