The Inquirer (Monrovia)

Liberia: Cellcom Provides L.D.$350,000 in Scholarships to District #8

In furtherance of its commitment to supporting progress and development in Liberia, the Management of Cellcom GSM has provided L$350,000 to the District Number 8 Students Association (DINSA) to support its scholarship initiative.

The symbolic Check was presented to DINSA at an informal program held at the School of Christ in 5th Street Sinkor on Wednesday, December 13th.

Presenting the donation at the program, Cellcom's Chief Corporate Communications Strategist Dr. Kimmie Weeks commended the students of District #8 for uniting as a formal organization working with single goal of providing education opportunities for students in their community.

He also expressed thanks and acknowledged lawmaker Acarius Grey for making the connection between Cellcom and DINSA.

"You should be very proud of your Representative, because he spends much of his time pushing for resources to help his district grow and improve," Weeks said. Before he concluded, Dr. Weeks presented the symbolic check to DINSA President Mr. Patrick Suah and said that Cellcom would continue to identify with the District 8 community and communities around Liberia. Weeks said: "I am very delighted to be here. You have impressed me greatly and I can only hope that those who will receive this scholarship will be dedicated and work hard in school."

DINSA PresidentMr. A. Patrick Suahexpressed his appreciation to Cellcom for its generous donation and called it a welcome relief for many students of District #8 who otherwise would face difficulty going to school. "We are very happy that with the help of Cellcom,we are now able to pay school fees for at least 50 students from District number 8." Said Mr. Suah. He encouraged other corporations to emulate the generous gesture from Cellcom and said it was the only way to develop Liberia's capacity.

Dr. Weeks says Cellcom will continue to provide avenues to improve the lives of Liberians. He said the company was doing this through its corporate social responsibility programs and its ongoing commitment to provide quality and affordable telecommunications to the Liberian people.

Cellcom donated over $700,000as part of its corporate social responsibility programs in 2012 alone.

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