The Bravid Washington Harris Episcopal School Alumni Association based in the United States of America (BWHESAA-USA) gives back to its alma mater with the donation of several technological and educational materials to the school.
Also known as “The DC Metro Chapter,” the organization says the initiative is geared towards improving learning at the Episcopal-run high school. Speaking at ceremony marking the turnover of materials to the school, the Liaison of the B.W. Harris Alumni-USA and Alumni Association-Liberia, Mr. Adolf VKP Sackey, notes that the gesture is one of the primary objectives for which the alumni was established.
According to him, the provision of advanced technology and scholarship opportunities to students of B.W. Harris remain cardinal goals of the organization.“Today, we have come to put smiles on the faces of the students at our alma mater and let the world know that education in a more advanced technological way is our priority for the children of Liberia, yea B.W. Harris School,” says Mr. Sackey.
He discloses that the donation came on the heel of a proposal by the Principal of the B.W. Harris School, Mr. Hilary Collins, to BWHESAA-USA’s National Chair Joanna Hawah Freeman Richards about the need to advance learning at the institution.
He points out that the project, dubbed “Projector in every classroom,” was approved by members of the DC Metro Chapter during the tenure of its former President, Mr. Mona B. Diggs.
“The officers and members of the DC Metro Chapter are committed to raising the education standard of our alma mater through technology, and we will continue to sponsor technology at the school. We are very happy that all the equipment has arrived at the school and the children will benefit,” Mr. Sackey quotes a statement by the organization’s current President, Mr. Tayonnoh Roberts Gray.
Receiving the donation, the Principal of the school, Mr. Hilary W. Collins, lauds the B.W. Harris Alumni-USA Chapter for the kind gesture.
“On behalf of the B.W. Harris Episcopal School, I want to thank you ever so much for this lauded initiative. I want to, especially thank you for remembering your school, while you are away from home. By this, it tells me how much you love this school,” Mr. Collins asserts.
He urges students of the institution to emulate the good example of the alumni to give back to the school when they shall have graduated.
Meanwhile, materials donated include: 14 project screens, 15 projectors, 10 pieces of laptop and 400 armless chairs to be used in the school’s auditorium. The alumni also provided 49 scholarships for deserving students.
By Emmanuel Weedee-Conway -Editing by Jonathan Browne