By Amara Kargbo
The National Social Security and Insurance Trust (NASSIT) has extended its momentous support to the “Sick Pikin” project marathon, an activity that was conducted to recognize beneficiaries patients, fund raising and to showcase wonderful outcomes to people who have been supporting children with critical medical condition in the country.
Ishmeal Alfred Charles, Co-founder and Lead Campaigner for the sick pikin project, “a project of CARITAS Freetown, intimidated that the marathon is one of their fund raising strategies they have adopted in the project yearly now, where children with critical medical attention issues could be channeled because the “Sick Pikin” project is a conduit aspect that expresses their concerns of ill children through advocating, noting that, the project has helped nineteen (19) children and at present, they have sixteen (16) in their list who need help, among the 16, on the Monday 23rd December, 2019 two out of the sixteen will be travelling in India with support from the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and few individuals donors for medical treatment.
Charles commended every individual who has been supporting them in saving lives that thus demonstrates love cultivation and called others to give their means support to enhancing the “Sick Pikin” project. The money needed to cure the sixteen children is somehow huge; hence, each patient needs $ 14,000.
The Director General of NASSIT, Mohamed Fuad Daboh said the scheme has envisioned the imaginary things that sick project has been doing in the country, also noticed that there were challenges in curing such patients, in such vain, the project is looking after Sierra Leoneans children whose parents could not afford their medical attention to abroad, the project is always ready to advocate for them through fund raising.
He maintained that the objective of NASSIT is to manage pension of retire workers when such nature of sick pikin project attracted the NASSIT scheme and when the sick pikin project met NASSIT for supports, NASSIT eventually backed the Sick Pikin Marathon over the weekend.
The director disclosed that, as a trust, the two children that the project introduced to NASSIT, the scheme is willingly going to sponsor one child for further medical treatments.