6 November 2012

Liberia: U.S.$2.5 Million Educational Grant for Grand Bassa Concluded

The Director for Community Services at Liberia Annual Conference (LAC) of the United Methodist Church of Liberia has disclosed the conclusion of for a US$2.5M Educational Grant for Grand Bassa County. Mr. Jonathan L. Kaipay made the disclosure over the weekend during the official launch of the Kaipay leadership Initiative Movement (KLIM) in Buchanan, Grand Bassa.

The launch of KLIM was held at the Fair Ground. According to Mr. Kaipay, he has also raised US$ $100,000 for an additional work in Liberia. Mr. Kaipay said owing to the sacrifices he made for development, he has been appointed head of the regional corporation in West Africa.

As part of his duties, he said he has been asked by the International community to provide oversight responsibility in the region, noting, similar programs have been instituted in Zimbabwe and Sierra Leone. Speaking further, Mr. Kaipay disclosed that a US$40,000 modern library is expected to be constructed for youth development and capacity building.

The center, he said, will include computer and free adult literacy programs. The LAC Director of Community Services noted that leadership initiative has four pillars. He named the four pillar of the initiative as education, empowerment, infrastructure development and Indigenous approach. "The county traditional leadership is involved in this program. This is why this program is important," said Mr. Kaipay.

He then expressed happiness for his safe return from Norway, stressing "while being away, I have always hear difficult situation back home in the city of Buchanan."

Meanwhile, the KLIM, which, was established in 2012, as a non-profitable, non-political, and governmental organization, is aimed at developing the minds and empowerment of Grand Bassa County citizens.

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