In celebrating the International Customer Service Week, the National Social Security Insurance Trust – NASSIT was in Port Loko town ship yesterday to donate Le 60, 000,000 worth of assorted items to the St Martin’s orphanage. As an institution determined to provide social security, the management and staff realised the need to care for the vulnerable.
While receiving the items on behalf of the 45 orphans, the manager Mrs. Emily Kadiatu Gorgra expressed her heartfelt happiness for the gifts. “Today is the first time our orphanage has ever attracted attention from an indigenous institution for help since the orphanage was opened in 1996” She impressed on the visitors that what amazes the children more was the furniture- study desk and chairs as the orphanage was in dire need of them. “The visit of the Director General himself has motivated, and elevated the moral being of the children”.
The orphanage has catered for war affected children, and children left behind by the Ebola scourge.
The Director General of NASSIT Mr. Mohamed Fuaad Dabor dilated that the social protection drive is significant to NASSIT, and that he has visited disadvantaged institutions in the past but St Martin’s orphanage is different. “As an agent of change, I am pleased to learn that NASSIT is the first indigenous institution to visit and help the vulnerable children at St Martin’s orphanage”. Mr. Dabor said NASSIT has extended the same privileges before in Bo, Kenema, Makeni and Freetown in recognition of their customers’ role during the international celebration week of customer service.
The items include 20 bags of rice, 3 containers of cooking oil, 5 cartoons of tomato paste, 2 bags of salt, 8 cartons of bathing soap, 1 carton of tooth paste, 1 bail of bed sheet, 18 pillows, 20 back packs, 5 dozen of spoons, 35 bath towels, 35 buckets, 5 mattresses (4×6), 10 mattresses(3×6), 35 pair of shoe, 35 dettol, 60 plates, 35 study tables and chairs, and 35 pairs of slippers.