By Patrick Tokpah
In an effort to improve the learning capacity of School going kids in Liberia, the Foe River Basin Community Development Organization (FRBCDO) has donated 164 arm-chairs to the Dolokelen Paye Public School in Foequelleh Town, Panta District #4, Bong County.
The Foe River Basin Community Development Organization was established in 2010 by sons and daughters from Panta District, who are residing in the United States of America.
Presenting the chairs on behalf of the organization in the County, the President of the Foe River Basin Community Development Organization Liberia Chapter, Emmanuel B. Sibley, said the donation is part of a program crafted by their institution to regularly give back to the District.
He said since the establishment of their organization, they are always being giving back to their people and institutions’, noting that during the Ebola epidemic in the Country, the entity was able to provide hand-washing materials to citizens.
He further said the donation is intended to buttress the effort of President George M. Weah’s Pro-Poor Agenda for prosperity and Development, adding that they will not allow school going kids to be sitting on the flood while learning.
The Foe River Basin Community Development Organization-Liberia President boastfully told the administration of the Dolokelen Paye Elementary & Junior High School that the donation of the chairs is just a beginning, because their entity will continue to do more towards improvement of the learning atmosphere of students in the District.
Mr. Sibley put the estimated cost of the 164 arm-chairs at US$1,925 USD.
Taking delivery of the chairs, the Principal of the Dolokelen Paye Elementary &Junior High School, Mr. Barclay B. Flomokoyah, extolled the Foe River Basin Community Development Organization for the gesture. He noted that the donation came at the time when his institution was in dying need.
“It came at the right time indeed; we are in need, and thank God that our brothers and sisters are thinking about the Liberian children in Panta,” the Principal asserted.
Also speaking, the President of the Student Council Government of Dolokelen Paye Elementary &Junior High School, Terence N. Garteh, lauded the administration of the organization for their timely intervention.
SCG President Garteh revealed that they, as students, have been sitting on bricks in the classes during school hours.
The students and the administration promised to use the chairs wisely, and stressed the need for more support to other learning institutions in the District.