The Liberia-Ghana Missions is today expected to award 60 scholarships to sixty (60) Ebola orphans and vulnerable children in 16 schools for this academic year 2017/2018 under its scholarship and Educational Assistance Program.
At the ceremony, L-GM will disburse the tuition of all the 60 beneficiaries directly to the schools administrations in the presence of Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection which has already been processed by the financial department of Alfalit L-GM.
The gesture by Alfalit L-GM to the children comes following request made by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to the organization seeking support for the children’s education.
At the same time, a formal memorandum of understanding will also be signed between the two entities at the awarding of the scholarships to the pupils.
The launch and submission of the sponsorship is expected to take place at Alfalit L-GM head office in Congo Town at 11:00 Am and expected to bring together Alfalit L-GM’s Executive Director, Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings and his staff, heads of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and the schools administrators.
According to L-GM National Program Supervisor, George Stewart, the organization is responding to the Ministry of Gender’s request for support to the affected children is in line with the organizations’ goals and mission of providing educations assistance to poor, vulnerable and promising Liberian students as a means of securing their futures.
Ebola a human killer disease broke out in Liberia in 2014 killing over 4 thousands people leaving behind over 3 thousand orphans and vulnerable children who loss either both or single parent to the outbreak
Since the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, the hopes of these Ebola orphans and affected children getting enrolled in school and access to basic life essentials has been a nightmare
The past government of former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was continuously challenged with addressing the educational needs of these categories of children to present; even now under a newly inaugurated president.
L-GM’s efforts are geared towards supporting the central government close the huge educational gap in the country through its donations, scholarship and educational aids to students and schools.
The Liberia-Ghana Missions provides scholarships and educational assistance to over 6,000 students every academic year in more than 500 grades school and nearly every university, colleges, technical and vocational institutions in 7 counties targeting poor, vulnerable and underprivileged and children, youths and adults.