4 January 2013

Liberia: 10-Year-Old Girl On Scholarship for Children

Ten-year-old Mlanwein Ernies Tobina Davis says she would launch a scholarship program to help her fellow kids in Cabral Estate acquire education.

Little Davis said children in her community are finding it hard to acquire education as the result of lack financial support.

She indicated that though children do have the determination and desire to go to school, however, they do not have financial support.

Little Davis made the disclosure recently when she held an appreciation program for children in the Cabral Estate community for supporting her emerged as winners of Miss Cabral Estate 2012 beauty pageant.

She said if the children who are considered future leaders must assume their future roles in society, they need to be educated in order to succeed.

Miss Cabral Estate also promised to solicit financial support for the establishment of a library so that the children in the community can have access to research materials.

While lauding President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for constructing a children playground in the estate, little Davis called on the President to also support her effort aimed at constructing a library for the children.

She also called on residents of the estate to support her initiative adding "all of what I want to accomplish can only be done with your support, so please support me."

Rev. Ernest T. Wesseh Davis, Jr., who is the father of little Davis, told The NEWS that he was excited to see his daughter showcasing her talents which made him proud.

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