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APC Hailed around the World as Ebola Survivors Rock Harvard & Sweden
By Abdul Malik Bangura
Sep 26, 2016, 12:14
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The ruling All Peoples Congress (APC) led government was this weekend the toast of many around the world when the leaders of Ebola Survivors association stormed Harvard in USA and Sweden in Europe. There was not a single negative comment but praises all over for the President and the APC.

 

Harvard University, one of the highest ranked universities  in entire world, has been rocked by the President of Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors, Mr. Yusuf Kabba at a grand event on Friday September 23rd 2016.

 

 

Mr. Yusuf Kabba was on a High Profile Panel that included Professor Paul Farmer of Partners In Health (PIH) and Professor Pardis Sabeti of Broad Institute. The jam packed Harvard University auditorium was visibly moved several times in his emotional presentation that called for more attention to be paid by International Community to the needs of Ebola Survivors, Ebola Orphans and other Ebola-affected citizens of Sierra Leone.

 

This historic event followed the approval by government for the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs to disburse the sum of Le1.1BILLION Leones to Survivors this week in a grand launching of ID Card distributions at YWCA, Freetown on Thursday.

 

His Excellency Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone

 

Already, according to reports from Sweden, the entire Sierra Leonean community in Scandinavia, friends and well wishers of Sierra Leone were held spell bound to an emotional presentation by Daddy Hassan Kamara an Ebola Survivor who doubles as PRO for SLAES.

 

Mr. Kamara started by thanking Allah, President Koroma and his dedicated Social Welfare Minister, Hon.  Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden for making him what he is currently and letting him to meet people overseas to share the challenges faced by Ebola Survivors inside the country.

 

The tour of the leadership of SLAES is part of government’s moves through the ministry responsible for the welfare of Ebola Survivors, Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs to say thank you to some of the Diaspora communities that contributed immensely in fighting the eradication of the Ebola Virus Disease from Sierra Leone, and to also solicit more funding towards the welfare of other Ebola survivors.


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HON DR SYLVIA OLAYINKA BLYDEN, THROUGH SLAES SPOKESMAN HASSAN KAMARA, TAKES SIERRA LEONE’S POST EBOLA PRIORITIES TO STOCKHOLM, THE CAPITAL OF SCANDINAVIA

On Saturday 24th September 2016, the entire Sierra Leonean community in Scandinavia, friends and well wishers of Sierra Leone were held spell bound to an emotional presentation by Daddy Hassan Kamara an Ebola Survivor who doubles as PRO for Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors (SLAES). Mr. Kamara who is currently visiting Europe, flew in from Amsterdam the night before.

 

Mr. Kamara started by thanking Allah, President Koroma and his dedicated Social Welfare minister  Dr Sylvia Blyden for making him what he is currently and letting him to meet people overseas to share the challenges faced by Ebola Survivors inside the country.

 

Daddy Hassan Kamara and cross section of Sierra Leonean community in Sweden

 

Hassan’s narratives were so touching that the jammed packed hall burst into tears before he finished.

 

Most of those interviewed said they shed tears because of 3  reasons.

 

1. Tears for those who were directly affected by Ebola

 

2. Tears of joy for having President Koroma who led the war against Ebola and made sure that the welfare of Ebola Survivors has become a priority in Sierra Leone.

 

3. Tears of joy for the vision used by President Koroma to appoint Dr Slyvia Olayinka Blyden as minister of social welfare who has now brought an Ebola Survivor right into their door steps.

 

The people also learnt that Honourable Dr Olayinka Blyden was in constant touch with not only Daddy Hassan Kamara but with people like Junior Foday, Peagie Foday and Ahmed Timbo who made it possible for the presentation to take place.

 

At the end the people showered praises for both His Excellency President Koroma and for Honourable Dr Sylvia Blyden for the opportunity given them to hear from an Ebola Survivor.

 

The following was officially issued by the Sierra Leone Union at the end of the event.

 

_On behalf of the executive of the Sierra Leone Union in Sweden, we will like to express our thanks and appreciation to Mr Hassan Daddy Kamara for sharing his sad and unfortunate story with us. We hope and pray that God will continue to console you. We also want to thank the Sierra Leone government and Hon. Dr Blyden in particular for making Mr Hassan Daddy Kamara’s visit to Sweden a reality. Your story is really an inspiration to all Sierra Leoneans both home and abroad.  May God bless you!!_

 

REPORT BY MR. AHMED TIMBO

SWEDEN

25th SEPTEMBER 2016.


MR. YUSUF KABBA, THE PRESIDENT OF SIERRA LEONE ASSOCIATION OF EBOLA SURVIVORS (SLAES), ROCKS HARVARD UNIVERSITY CAMPUS WITH HIS POWERFUL PRESENTATION ON SIERRA LEONE’S POST-EBOLA PRIORITIES!!!

Harvard University, the Number One ranked and best University in entire world, has hosted the President of Sierra Leone Association of Ebola Survivors, Mr. Yusuf Kabba at a grand event on Friday September 23rd 2016.

 

Mr. Yusuf Kabba was on a High Profile Panel that included Professor Paul Farmer of Partners In Health (PIH) and Professor Pardis Sabeti of Broad Institute. The jam packed Harvard University auditorium was visibly moved several times in his emotional presentation that called for more attention to be paid by International Community to the needs of Ebola Survivors, Ebola Orphans and other Ebola-affected citizens of Sierra Leone.


Mr. Yusuf Kabba at the Harvard University with cross section of well wishers

 

The eloquent Mr. Kabba was accompanied by Second Secretary at Sierra Leone Embassy in America, Madam Fatmatta Dao who was designated by H.E. Ambassador Bockarie Stevens to represent him.

 

The ongoing trip to America by the president of SLAES is being organised by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children’s Affairs under the progressive, dynamic and visionary leadership of Hon. Dr. Sylvia Olayinka Blyden who is under instructions of His Excellency the President Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma to treat all Ebola survivors as heroes and heroines.

 

Meanwhile, Mr. Kabba’s ongoing trip is being 100% funded by friends and donor partners like USAID and PLAN International.

 

Stay tuned right here for more updates on President Koroma’s efforts to cushion and rebuild the lives of Sierra Leone Ebola Survivors.

 

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