Freetown, 20 August, 2020 / 9:28 pm (ACI Africa).
The charity arm of the Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone working among the marginalized and vulnerable groups has been awarded for its humanitarian activities that have changed thousands of lives in the West African country before and after the outbreak of COVID-19.
Caritas Freetown was on Wednesday, August 19, during the commemoration of the World Humanitarian Day, named among 50 groups and individuals that have committed their lives to helping others in the country.
The country’s Deputy Minister of Social Welfare, Mohamed Haji Kella, congratulated the awardees who were drawn from different professions. These included health workers, journalists and social workers whose impact, Mr. Haji said, had been felt across the country especially during the time of COVID-19.
“These are some of the people that do not wait for a letter from the community requesting for help. They go into the communities, conduct their own assessment to find the needs of the people and act accordingly, leaving the people with better hope and restored lives,” the government official said.