A scholarship fund drive to help most needy persons has been launched in Monrovia by a group called Foundation for the Most Needy, (FORMN). The scholarship drive launched on Saturday, 2 September at the Perfect Grace Mission Church along the Somalia Drive, Gardnerville, is expected to support 100 most needy students go back to school this academic year.
The organization located at the Liberia Christian Community College, Gardnerville was founded in 2015, but was officially launched on 6 September 2016. FORMN’s mission is to help Africa’s down-trodden, orphans, underprivileged, most vulnerable and to help develop human resource capacity.
It also seeks to help people with physical disabilities, provide care, education, shelter and career opportunities. FORMN’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Johnson C. Larway says the organization is a non-profit institution, recalling that during last school year it had 25 students on scholarship.
He says FORMN wants to have the number of students on scholarship increased this school year. He names the Liberian Christian Community College, Ward Preparatory School, and New Vision Academy as the schools that hosted the 25 students in the last school year.
Mr. Larway expresses disappointment in those that were written but never attended the program. According to him, half of those that were invited are representative candidates of Montserrado County District #12, but they never showed up except for incumbent Representative Richmond Anderson of opposition Liberty Party and Rev. Mot. Watta Duo of the Democratic Justice Party.
He however says the program was successful on grounds that the neediest came in large number. He says their turnout means that they are actually in need of the scholarship.
Mr. Larway adds that the organization is not bothered by the absence of some invitees, noting that the group’s donors are still willing to help. He extends appeal to humanitarians to help the foundation in achieving its goals.
By Samuel P. Kamara –Edited by Winston W. Parley