By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma
CGSL members displaying cheque of ten million Leones
as their contribution to government’s COVID-19
One of Sierra Leone’s leading youth organisations , Chozen Generation Sierra Leone (CGSL) has donated ten million Leones to the country’s Covid -19 account at the Bank of Sierra Leone as their financial support to the government’s fight against the Coronavirus disease.
According to GCSL , apart from the donation, the
organization in diverse ways has been engaged in public education –
disseminating messages of prevention and control, means to spot fake news and
stress management during this period.
GCSL added that the donation is the result of a
fundraising event that the organization held in February as well as voluntary
contributions from the membership of CGSL, which comprises mostly college
students and young professionals
stating that even though the organization is
actively involved in public education which is immensely contributing to the
fight against COVID -19, the membership, having studied the situation and
trends of rising cases of the disease in Sierra Leone, concluded that it should
raise some funds to support the government’s effort in tackling the Coronavirus
disease and return the country to normalcy.
“This move is about
young people stepping forward to help in the fight against the Coronavirus. We
can hardly win this fight without the energy and dynamism of young people. This
is also a wakeup call to Sierra Leoneans to support the government so that we
can swiftly put this disaster behind us. If we must quickly open our country up
again for business and get our schools and colleges back to normal, then there
is a need for Sierra Leoneans of all ages, ethnicities and political ideologies
to support the government in this fight, said CGSL National Coordinator, Joel
GCSL believed that ,in these tough times, they want to use this gesture as a way
of applauding the incredible sacrifices of the frontline fighters and pray for
God’s continued guidance and protection adding that they want to encourage them
to keep saving lives even as they search for a lasting solution amidst the
daily risks involved and the many challenges attached.
Chozen Generation Sierra Leone is an
award-winning youth advocacy and leadership development organization in Sierra
Leone that seeks to empower youths nationwide through the provision of relevant
training opportunities, mentoring and coaching.