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From Bare Floor To Desk

-Humanitarian Intervenes In Academic Plights

By Esau J. Farr

A humanitarian and a daughter of Grand Cape Mount County has intervened in helping to improve and standardize the learning environment of students and staffs in Jenewendi, Tewor District in Grand Cape Mount County.

Students in rural Liberia sit on bare floor to acquire education

Madam Famata Paul, a Cape Mountanian living in the United States of America is now being hailed in her native land, Liberia Western county of Grand Cape Mount for financing at least thirty pieces of school desks for student use in the county.

The desk production was financed by Madam Famata Paul through a donation of five hundred United States to the Jenewendi Junior High School for the production of furniture.

According to the Liberian based in the USA, it was her way of helping to reduce the academic embarrassment students of the school are faced with.

Ms. Paul in a communication to the school and the district at large said she was moved to make her initial contribution for the production of school desks in order to add value to kids she believed are future leaders of her native land, Liberia.

“I was deeply worried and shocked when I heard on online radios and reading on social media how school going kids are seated on bare floor and bricks made of clay mud just to acquire an education,” she is quoted as saying in a communication to authorities of the school through a proxy.

Receiving the desks on behalf of the school, the Principal of the school, Mr. Lamii Fahnbulleh thanked Madam Paul for the gesture and called on others to emulate the good example of their daughter.

Administrators of the Jenewendi Public School are meanwhile calling on other humanitarians to make tangible donations to the school that will enable them extend the school to a high school.

According to authorities of the school, most of their children are forced to drop from school without completing their high school studies due to the lack of high school in the area.

“If we can get people to help us elevate this school to high school, it will be good for our children because when some of them try and complete the Junior High, it is like there can be no hope for them to complete secondary studies because they have to go Robertsport or Monrovia before completing High School studies which now serves as a major obstacle for educational sojourn,” Moses Paul, PTA Chairperson of the school is quoted by FARBRIC Correspondent in the area.

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