MONROVIA – Cllr Charles Walker Brumskine was an astute politician and accomplished legal luminary who many Liberians follow for mentorship and charity. He had craved well to build a new Liberia with his vast knowledge and love for country. Though fate did not allow him to take the Liberian High Seat of Power, devotees are not allowing his sterling legacy perish without keeping it alive. One of those watering the fallen learned Liberian barrister posthumous image is his daughter, nicknamed by admirers as “New Cllr Brumskine”, Cllr Charlyne M. Brumskine. Paramount amongst ways she is nursing her father’s legacy is to support a family foundation that would raise funds to cater to the unfortunate people of Liberia, specifically those seeking education and entrepreneurship. The Analyst reports.
The family of the late legal luminary and a political connoisseur, Cllr. Charles Walker Brumkskine, has taken a bold step to further keep his memory alive. The key strategy is to cater to unfortunate citizens, particularly make education affordable for young people in the country, especially in Grand Bassa County.
Making the disclosure of the package yesterday in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, the “New Cllr. Brumskine” as the deceased’s daughter, Cllr. Charlyne Brusmkin, is affectionately called by her admirers, said the initiative is a way of elevating the gesture her late father, whom she described as someone who was a major donor to young people’s pursuit of education.
“My late father was known for two things in this country during his lifetime: one is his support to the cause of education, especially the young people of Grand Bassa County. He was interested in the human capital development of this country, he did it with passion for his country and so this is something we are doing to keep his legacy alive.”
She noted that Cllr. Brumskine was one of the major donors of scholarship in Grand Bassa County through the Brumskine Family Foundation. Fortunately, we will be launching a one million Liberia scholarship.
She said the scholarship will cover some adults who are mothers and have no other formal education institution.
Cllr Brumsine also indicated that the scholarship would be divided into two segments – LD500K will be for the first semester and the other half for the second semester with bulk going to the University students.
Explaining the importance of education, she asserted that education is key to transformation as well as transformation from darkness to light.
She added that nothing is much better than educating other children.
The young lawyer who recently set an outstanding record when he topped the Supreme Court Bar exam, coming out in flying colors that went viral, said she was fortunate to acquire good education from some of the best institutions in the world, including JJ Roberts United Methodist High School in Monrovia but completed her high school education in the United States due to the Liberian civil war.
She matriculated to the university for her degree and returned home to contribute her quota to the nation- building process and also enrolled for the law degree at the Louis Arthur Grimes.
Reflecting on her academic prowess, including the first place taken in the Bar Exams, Madam Brumskine said it is testimony that “Liberians can do better when they want to be and can be the best amongst their peers in other countries.’