During a Press Conference convened at the Caritas Office, within the St. Edward’s School Compound at Kingtom on Friday 10th September, 2021 the Lead Coordinator of Sick Pikin Project, Ishmael Alfred Charles updated pressmen about the departure of Jannet Koroma who is suffering from Meningioma. He informed that she will be departing the shores of Freetown on Saturday 11th September, 2021 for New Delhi in India for a surgery to be done on her at the Max Super Specialty Hospital. The Lead Coordinator of the Sick Pikin Project also used the opportunity to update the Press on their intervention and successes so far.

Ishmael Alfred Charles pointed out that since the inception of the Sick Pikin Project four years ago, it has raised and spent funds on children which has helped saved the lives of more than Sixty four (64) children internationally that were faced with critical health conditions and about 96 locally, adding that they are still in the process of saving the lives of poor and vulnerable children in the country.

He said that currently they have a growing number of children approaching their office on a daily basis looking for help, in very desperate moods and with life-threatening medical conditions, stating that as of on the 10th September, 2021 there are 28 more cases of sick children awaiting funds.

Ishmael Alfred Charles said, however, the most worrisome thing is that they don’t know when and where the next help will come from as the complications increase on the children on a daily basis.

Highlighting the most common cases that the project has helped since inception, the Lead Coordinator of Sick Pikin Project stated Congenital Heart Diseases, Hydrocephalus, Imperforated Anus, Wilms Tumor, Orbit Tumor, Breast Tumor/Lumps, Burns, Meningioma etc.

Ishmael Alfred Charles revealed that the project has recently facilitated the treatment of Tanya A.M. Kamara who was suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, Prince Kamara who was also suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, Divine Kamara who was suffering from Congenital Heart Disease and Blessing Finda Abu who once swallowed her earrings.

He further called on all to help the Sick Pikin Project to focus on giving children another chance to live and by donating to the project in order to make it happen stating that a little amount monthly will not be little when using it to save lives.