Serving Humanity with Affection Love and Open Mind (SHALOM) has begun a week long sensitization campaign on the deadly Ebola Virus in four communities in the Borough of New Kru Town, near Monrovia.
SHALOM is a local non-governmental organization currently implementing a project on adolescent girls with funds from the United Nations Children Education Fund (UNICEF).
According to the Executive Director of SHALOM, Ms. Pate’ Chon, the campaign is a continuation of sensitization of communities of New Kru Town against Ebola virus.
Ms. Chon said out of the 300 peer educators trained by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, 60 of them are currently engaged with the sensitization campaign.
She said the campaign will be extended to the Duala General Market this weekend.
Madam Chon made the disclosure Tuesday, July 9, 2014 at the start of the week-long sensitization campaign in New Kru Town.
The SHALOM boss thanked the peer educators for their persistence despite difficulties and threats from the community where the sensitization is taking place.
She said though their partner, UNICEF, is not funding the campaign, but they will remain committed to the fight against Ebola.
The peer educators said they will remain committed to upholding their value and ethic as they sensitize communities against the Ebola virus.