A veteran American female educator, Sister Melisa Knawlton urges parents whose children are attending the First Century Christian Mission (FCC) in Croizerville, Montserrado County to work with the newly inducted leadership of the Parents-Teachers Association to enhance their children’s education.
She made the call while delivering the keynote address at the induction program on the school campus on Wednesday, 6 November.The FCC Mission which has an enrolment of over 100 students, 50 of them deaf, is being supported by a group of American Philanthropists that desires a better future for Liberian children through the provision of education and health.
Sister Knawlton, who said she was pleased to be in Liberia due to the fact that some of her colleagues graduated from the FCC Mission, also called students of the Mission to persevere in their education sojourn, adding that through their seriousness, God will send more American Philanthropists to assist the institution.
She promised that upon return to the United States of America, she would spread the wonderful news about the FCC Mission to encourage others residing in that of the world to help support more Liberian children in their educational and spiritual sojourn.
Sister Knawlton is in Liberia along with several other Americans to assess situations for themselves at the Mission for possible assistance.
In his induction remarks, the Chairman of the FCC Parents Teachers Association Mr. Richard Tobby frowned on parents who are in the habit of staying away from activities of the institution that borders on their own interest.Mr. Tobby assured that he and his corps of officials, including MessrsPhilmon Carter, Vice Chairman; Richard Sumo, Secretary General; Ms. Blessing Smart, Chaplain; and Students Representative, Ms. GwendalynPadmore will uphold the confidence reposed in them.
The Principal of the FCC Mission, Joseph B. Banna expressed gratitude to the visiting American delegation led by Mr. Bobby Moore for coming to the institution at the time it is contemplating on construction of a modern cafeteria for students.He urged parents to pay more attention to their children’s education by participating in every activity hosted on campus as a way of encouraging teachers who are molding the minds of the kids.
An Alumina of the Mission, Mr. Benjamin Brooks in remarks said, it’s time the administration, parents, and alumina of the Mission to galvanize their merger resources to support the work of the Mission.
The occasion was later followed by ground breaking for the cafeteria project.
In a related development, three families whose kids attend the Mission, received mattresses and beds from an American Philanthropist, M. MacAnthonySaker, who is also Chief Executive Officer of the Mission. By Emmanuel Mondaye-Editing by Jonathan Browne