causes for the vulnerable and the deprived.
The two, with the support of an ever-inspiring mother, were among the first group of Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora to set up homegrown support mechanisms to prevent the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) that was then ravaging the three West African Countries of Guinea Liberia and Sierra Leone. Their strong Christian background motivated them to remit hard-earned cash to several churches in the three countries to procure and distribute chlorine and other sanitary materials to members and non-members in their various communities. Such measures, not often spoken of, served as one of the earliest measures that contributed to warding off the death-threatening rage of Ebola and minimizing its casualties in poorer and rural communities before the International Community intervention.
Appalled by the death toll of the virus and the orphans left in its wake, the two brothers found themselves, once again, urged to step in quickly to provide the needed support and care to alleviate the urgent and deplorable conditions of the orphans.
By the beggining of 2015, they resorted to feeding programs of the most vulnerable children in Koindu, Eastern Sierra Leone. Moses sold his car in the U.S and Wisdom by then, his wife was pregnant with their first child had to take a second job in Australia working at the football stadium. To sustain this program and avoid heavy dependence on outside assistance, which is neither consistent nor always assured, they decided to engage in farming to feed the 56 (fifty-six) or so kids, excluding other homeless kids who always visit the feeding center. The two brothers’(including their mother, who is on the ground) ardent willingness to restore hope to a community that was already reeling from a devastating civil war and later plagued by the Ebola Virus Disease is now doing something they have never done before. Going towards the end of the year, two ladies one from the BBC and Bella from the CHild to Child non-profiit organization started giving help through their Pikin to Pinkin program in Sierra Leone.
In 2016 the brothers and their mum decided to go another step forward by venturing into the education sector. By this time, they were responsible for all of the 56 children's schooling, including uniforms and school materials. This family-style is self-sufficient, so they embarked on building an elementary school with 6 classes and office space. To take on this project, the brothers both had two jobs and the mother making sure the funds are used for the building, sustaining, and the running of the elementary school (purposely built for the orphans); medical bills; tuition, and other logistical support to those who graduate to high school. The cooks are volunteers and are sometimes given stipends and show appreciation to them during holidays. The teachers are paid monthly from the brother's pockets and other children who are not orphans but attending the school.
In 2017, Mr. Stephen, who is indigenous of the area, was there on a visit and saw this marvelous work and selfless way of doing things and was impressed. Mr. Stephen later on added Smile With Us to organizations that receive food supplies from his organization CARITAS. At the start, Mr. Stephen will use his money to transport the food whenever he is in the country. In 2018, Mr. Stephen's organization brought food and, this time, blankets, shoes, and clothes for both the children, the cooks, and their families. Most of the workers at Smile with Us are volunteers
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