Atty Grigsby Gives Financial Support To Sinoe College -Donates LD$300K, Provides Scholarships for 90 Students

By: James A. Boyce

MONROVIA : Attorney Teklo Maxwell Grigsby II is the current Chairman of the National Commission on Small Arms (LiNCSA) of Liberia. A prominent son of Sinoe County, Atty. Grigsby is not leaving the development of the minds of his kinsmen to chance. On Thursday, March 17, 2022 this young man demonstrated his ardent love for quality education at all levels of the society when he donated a whopping amount of LD$ 300,000.00 to the Sinoe Community College as a way of mitigating the challenges the institution is experiencing. He did not stop there. Atty. Grigsby also awarded 90 scholarships to students, 50 of whom are to be tenable at the college and the other 40 at other professional institutions in the country.

Making the donation through his humanitarian institution “Grigsby Cares Foundation (GCF)”, Attorney Grigsby made the spirited intervention to the President of Sinoe College, Mr. Jerry B. Nyanbeh, in the presence of some faculty members of the institution.

At the brief eventful occasion held at his “Grigsby Cares Foundation” office on 9th street, the youthful goals-driven humanitarian mentioned about his aggressive initiatives to address the challenges facing students desirous of attaining quality education at advanced levels. He also disclosed the enlistment of 30 students on scholarships at the state-run University of Liberia and the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University in Monrovia.

Atty Grigsby, who is placing high premium on human capital development of the young people from Sinoe County, said the meeting with the President of Sinoe College is in respect of his earlier meeting he had with the administration of the college at which time he made commitment after a request was made to him for the purchase of basic materials that will facilitate the process of obtaining accreditation of its Associate degree program from the National Commission for Higher Education (NCHE).

The young lawyer bemoaned the low budgetary allocation to the college from the national budget which he said is far below the running cost of the institution which include but not limited to salaries, maintenance, basic utilities, provision of fuel to run electricity on a daily basis.

Responding to the gesture, the President of the College, Mr. Nyandeh, expressed excitement for the donation for the usage and maintenance of the College, adding that since the establishment of the College and his ascendency as President, he has not been opportune to receive such amount from other prominent sons or daughters who are National leaders and are believed to be endowed financially to make a difference for the college.

Nyandeh said the college has been challenged financially for a long period of time and, as administration, they have not been able to purchase all of the necessary materials especially for the Science Division of the College, which is necessary to obtain accreditation of the courses. However, with the amount given to them, they will utilize it and make sure that it goes towards the intended purpose that is planned by administration.

He also used the occasion to acknowledge the contributions of the President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate, Senator Albert Chie of Grand Kru County and Senator Milton Teahjay towards the college in several ways, adding that the college will forever remain grateful for the many assistance they may seek to render for its growth and progress and also that of the county.

Meanwhile, in fulfillment of his commitment made on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at the Quiah’s Street Intellectual Center for Development in Sinoe County headed by Mr. Hilton Wlejello, Atty. Grigsby made a donation of a 40 inch flat Screen Television set and a SATCOM decoder package with a three months free subscription.

During the donation ceremony, Atty. Grigsby congratulated the newly inducted chairman of the Quiah’s Street Intellectual Center for Development and urged his leadership to always continue their good work of educating and providing substantive information to the residents of that part of the county, adding, his donation is meant to enhance the development initiatives in the Sapo District region of the County.

Making remarks on behalf of the Quiah’s Street Intellectual Center for Development, the Chairman Mr. Hilton Wlejello received the items with so much happiness, informing the Foundation that they will forever be grateful and will use the given items for the intended purpose.

He further said that the officers and members of the Center will be glad to receive the items promised to them a few days ago and they look forward to supporting Atty. Grigsby in every initiative he seeks to embark on in the County.

Giving more details about the intervention of his Foundation, Atty. Grigsby said  the ‘Grigsby Care Foundation’ in the last one year made 25 promises to the county, out of which it had delivered 24 and is left with 1 promise which is the Construction of the Harrison Grigsby United Methodist School Fence at an approximate cost of USD$20,000.00.

He added that during his last visit in the County, his foundation made additional 20 promises to the County which are anticipated to kick off very soon.

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