Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma the First Lady of Sierra Leone sent a thank you note to the Chairman of Aurora Foundation Ólafur Ólafsson. In the letter she thanks Aurora and Ólafur in particular the great support the Fund has showed her people now at difficult times when the country is fighting Ebola. But the Foundation has greatly supported the fight against Ebola by sending medical equipment and donated funds for food packages for vulnerable persons. The First Lady also expresses her gratitude to Aurora Foundation for all the support the Foundation has given through the past few years but Aurora has supported various projects in the country.
Many interesting projects are currently in the pipeline, but a PPP contract was signed recently about operating four fish landing sites in Sierra Leone. Two contracts with two micro finance companies have also been signed but further info on these projects can be found on the project page of this website.
The press in Sierra Leone has been talking about Aurora´s support to Ebola related projects that are a cooperation of Aurora Foundation and the First Lady. Part of Aurora´s support was a food donation to the less privileged such to orphanages and to the homeless in Freetown.
The food donation came at times when there was a battle to get Zero more cases and all persons in Sierra Leone were asked to stay at home for three days.
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Aurora has formally donated 2000 kilos of medicines and medical supplies for the treatment of Ebola patients to the republic of Sierra Leone through the First Lady Mrs. Sia Nyama Koroma.
Donating the items, on Monday the 17th of November, the Chairman of the Foundation Olafur Olafsson said that Aurora understands that the Ebola is a huge problem in Sierra Leone, which requires every support possible. That is why the Foundation is donating the items as its contribution to the fight against Ebola.
He went on to say that we must not put everything on hold because of the health crisis, adding that life needs to continue and what needs to be done should be done, as there will be life after the Ebola has been adequately tackled.
Photo of the Chairman of the Aurora Foundation with the First Lady of SIerra Leone Sia Nyama Koroma
Receiving the donated items, the First Lady said she was extremely pleased that the Foundation decided to come into the country at a time when other people are scaring away. She thanked
Aurora for the donation adding that the items are extreemely helpful in the fight against Ebola.
Photo of Olafur and Paul with some of the donated medical supplies
Aurora Board has decided to put 150 thousand euros in emergency measures to fight the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone. The majority of the amount is being used to purchase neccessary medical supplies, including protective clothing, rubber gloves, drugs etc., delivering it to the country and distributing it to hospitals and medical clinics.
Aurora has teamed up with British airline company Hangar 8, which is taking care of the delivery and has already sent the fully loaded plane to Sierra Leone last Thursday. Our chairman Ólafur Ólafsson together with Felix Juterczenka and Steve Schöni went with the plane and are now in Freetown and will be delivering the medical supplies tomorrow at the Ebola Center.