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Sierra Leone relief project
Cumberbatch Primary students giving Aja a helping hand by donating four
boxes of canned food. Every day for the last two weeks when pupils of
Wilkie Cumberbatch Primary left home for school, a can of food was among
P upils and teachers presented four boxes of foodstuff to Adisa “Aja”
Andwele for his Sierra
Leone relief project.
The project, launched in April, will see about 10 000 inhabitants of
the strife-torn West African state benefiting from clothing, food and
money from Barbadians.
Principal Eulese Griffith said after seeing the footage of Aja’s
trip to the refugee camp, some teachers asked if the school could participate
and parents were subsequently notified.
Aja encouraged the children not to waste food and told them they were
fortunate to have a steady supply of it.
He said monetary donations could also be made to the Sierra Leone fund
at Barbados National Bank.
As Aja explains man’s technological advancements have transformed
the world into a global village. However, they seem incapable of halting
this continual cycle of conflict, war and death, as well as social decay
and economic oppression.
This situation has led to the formation of 'The International Foundation
for Peace & Poverty Eradication' (ifppe)
was launched on Friday, October 31st 2003 at the United Nations House,
The Foundation was officially launched by the Deputy Prime Minister of
Barbados, The Hon. Mia Amor Mottley.
"This is a dream come true" says founder AJA. "It is a
natural progression of my belief that peace and poverty eradication could
be achieved in the world".
While in Sierra Leone, he spent time at Waterloo refugee camp where 7
000 residents asked for donations of clothing; at an amputee camp, the
request was for food stuff and monetary donations.
He said the state was ravaged by ten years of war that ended two years
ago and the nation was now in the rebuilding stage.
Extracts compliments of the Nation
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