From Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown

Local News
In Sierra Leone, UBA Donates to Orphanage
By Bampia Bundu
May 31, 2010, 12:32

One of the leading commercial banks in Sierra Leone, United Bank for Africa (UBA) has on the 27th May, 2010 donated used consumables and the sum of Le 1M (One million Leones) to the ‘Rainy Season Orphanage Home’, off Wilkinson Road in Freetown.

Presenting the gifts on the bank’s behalf, the Personal Assistant to CEO Natalie Cole noted that their gesture was in recognition of World Children’s Day celebration, and that they felt highly honored to be with the orphans and to lend support to them. She said they would continue to support the orphans as and when necessary.

According to her, the donated items, including used clothing were from generous contributions from the bank’s staff. "We are doing this with clean heart as a sigh of love and concern for you, and we hope that you can take it in good faith," she said. Receiving the gifts the Country Director of Raining Season Orphanage Mr. Quami Agbermodsi revealed that the orphanage was founded few years ago when a group of people from USA visited Sierra Leone to adopt orphans, but seeing that there were a lot street children they decided to open an orphanage instead. "The home is presently hosting 79 orphans from different communities from across the country, comprising mostly of those who lost their parents during the Shenge boat accident", he informed, disclosing that their source of funding is from the founders and donations from different organizations. He commends UBA for their kind gesture, especially when it coincided with the World Children’s Day.

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