Five A. M. Kyne Scholars Benefit US$60k Int’l Scholarships -To Undergo Studies in the USA

MONROVIA – The A.M. Kyne Collegiate Leadership and Entrepreneurial Academy received an exceptional honor as the prestigious Emet Global University International Scholarship awarded five of its outstanding scholars with full international scholarships, amounting to a staggering $60,000, with each recipient receiving $12,000 annually for the next four years. 

This remarkable achievement is a testament to the academy’s commitment to academic excellence and its dedication to nurturing the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs. The recipients of this prestigious scholarship will now embark on an exciting new chapter in their academic journey, pursuing their Bachelor’s Degrees in the United States.

The A.M. Kyne Resource Center has achieved a remarkable feat as its Coordinator was awarded a full international scholarship to pursue a Master’s degree. This accomplishment adds another feather to the center’s cap. 

Furthermore, during the International Service Award ceremony, the head of the Mission Liberia 2023 team, Dr. Michelle Richard, presented five local college scholarships to deserving scholars in honor of her late mother. This touching gesture was a testament to Dr. Richard’s dedication to education and her mother’s legacy.

The ceremony was made even more special as the international guests generously gifted several smartphones to several students, providing them with the necessary tools to excel in their academic pursuits.

These scholarships and gifts were awarded in the presence of the Vice President and the Monrovia City Mayor, who was honored alongside 80 remarkable frontline workers from all walks of life in Liberia in the International Service Award Program held at the Monrovia City Hall. 

The A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center, in collaboration with their esteemed international dignitaries, bestowed a prestigious proclamation upon the Vice City Major for the city government of Tamarac, Florida-USA,

Meanwhile, Monrovia City Mayor, Jefferson Koijee, was presented with the Key to the city of Tamarac, a testament to the mutual respect and admiration, and cooperation between both Cities.

In a touching moment that left everyone humbled and deeply grateful the Executive Director, Adam M. Kyne, received the highest Medal of Honor from the Vice Mayor of the City of Tamarac, Florida– USA, recognizing his unwavering commitment to humanitarian services.

This event was one of the many thrilling celebrations last week in Monrovia. The A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center invited ten dignitaries from around the world, including the Vice City Mayor of Florida, an actress, and many other great personalities from London, Jamaica, and America.

During their ten-day visit, they engaged in various humanitarian and official activities, including assessing the needs of the youth population and visiting ghettos in Monrovia and Kakata. They also spoke at revivals in multiple churches, a National Youth Empowerment Conference, and the “Gathering of Scholars/Students” at the induction ceremony of 44 scholars at the A. M. Kyne Leadership and Entrepreneurial Academy-batch 3.

In addition to their speaking engagements and humanitarian activities, the visiting team brought much-needed supplies for the local community. These supplies include medical equipment, food, clothing, laptops, and 500 safety kits for drug addicts.

Furthermore, the team, in collaboration with the A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center, had a thrilling Roller Skate Parade from the Monrovia City Hall to the Invincible sports park. Followed by the Roller-Skating Extravaganza competition, participants competed to win LRD 10,000 and a trophy for first place, LRD 5,000 and an award for second place, and LRD 1,000 for third place.  

The week-long events for Mission Liberia 2023 concluded on Saturday, April 29, 2023 with the Inter-High School Basketball Competition, which brought together six schools to compete in a friendly and exciting tournament. 

Beyond the competition, the event also served as an essential platform for raising awareness about peace and non-violence, especially as the country approaches its next election. The participants were reminded of their role in ensuring a peaceful and harmonious society, both during the election period and beyond.

The basketball tournaments were not only entertaining but also served as an opportunity for our young people to learn, grow, and build connections with each other.

The Executive Director, Rev. Adam M. Kyne, expressed excitement about what the future holds and looks forward to continuing this work in supporting and uplifting communities in Liberia.

Meanwhile, Rev. Kyne noted that in a country where poverty, violence, and corruption remained rampant, the A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center is a beacon of hope for Liberia’s youth. Founded as a nonprofit educational organization, the center’s primary purpose is to build the academic and career skills of secondary and tertiary students, professors, teachers, educators, and researchers in Liberia.

He said the organization’s ambitious mission is to establish resource centers throughout Liberia to catalyze intellectual emancipation, empowering students to break free from the cycle of illiteracy and poverty.

Equipped with enriched educational programs, cutting-edge technologies, and resources, the center challenges and prepares Liberian students to compete with the larger global community of scholars.

At the A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center, students can learn, grow, develop, network, and engage in authentic scholarship. The center’s commitment to academic integrity and its belief that “readers are leaders” are cornerstones of its educational philosophy.

Kyne noted that through its work, the A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center is empowering Liberia’s youth for a brighter future by building the academic and career skill level of students, professors, teachers, educators, and researchers, the organization is helping to break the cycle of poverty and injustice that has plagued the country for generations.

He further indicated that A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center Offers Three Programs to Empower Liberian Youths and that the Scholar-Practitioner Program is designed for college students, providing them with the tools, resources, and knowledge they need to succeed in their academic and professional pursuits.

“The Leadership and Entrepreneurial Academy is designed for high school students, identifying and nurturing the talents of Liberia’s next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs,” Kyne added.

“Through workshops, seminars, and mentorship, students are encouraged to develop their skills and pursue their dreams.”

He sees the Clinical Anonymous Program as providing a safe and supportive environment for at-risk youths and drug addicts.

He said through counseling, therapy, and peer support, participants are empowered to overcome their struggles and build a brighter future.

The CEO of the institution added that at A.M. Kyne Collegiate Resource Center, each program is designed to empower Liberia’s youth, providing them with the skills and support they need to succeed, whether preparing college students for success, nurturing the talents of high school students, or supporting at-risk youths and drug addicts, the Center is dedicated to building a brighter future for Liberia.

Overall, Mission Liberia 2023 was a resounding success, positively impacting all those who participated. The Center looks forward to continuing this vital work and building a brighter and more peaceful future for Liberia.

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