8 February 2013

Liberia: Smile-Liberia Awards Ld$30,000 Scholarships to Children

Smile-Liberia International has paid the tuition for nine less-fortunate students in the Township of West Point at the cost of LD$30,000.

The Director for Operations of Smile-Liberia International said the gesture was part of his organization's mission to help provide education for less privileged Liberian children.

Mr. Prince Parker explained that the L$30,000 was used to pay the first semester tuition of the nine students from various schools within the Township of West Point from kindergarten to sixth grade.

He named Children Hope Community School, the Kofi Asmah United Methodist School and the Solomon and Son Elementary School as the initial beneficiaries of the organization's project.

Mr. Parker indicated that with funding from Word of Promise Christian Fellowship based in the United States of America, his organization seeks to extend the program to other children and schools in the country.

He disclosed that the funding was provided by Smile-Liberia International Chief Executive Officer (CEO) William Ward.

The School Adoption Project was launched in 2010 based on research conducted on the educational sector in Liberia.

The organization targets approximately 200 school-going children for the next two years.

Smile-Liberia is an international organization working for social justice by bringing quality education to underprivileged children, including orphans and former child soldiers in Liberia.

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