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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has officially dedicated the Lolognta Project in District# 3 in Fiama, Sinkor in Montserrado County aimed at providing early childhood education for children from 0 – 6 years old.

According to President Sirleaf, the program is intended to help under privileged children in the district whose parents do not have the means to start their children with quality education of their choice.

The President said education remains the highest priority of her government, describing education as the foundation of child’s future.

“My greatest job is to see children going to school in a safe and healthy environment with adequate furnishing and instructional materials.

“The project will combine education, health, nutrition, local culture and social development.” She noted. Madam Sirleaf said the program idea was bought from Senegal when she visited that African country and saw similar program for children.

She expressed her interest to Senegalese President Abdulla Wade in the program for Liberian children, something which he promised to do in Liberia.

Monsterrado County district #3 three Representative Ketekumeh Murray, on behalf of the people of the district, thanked the president for selecting district #3 among others in the county for such educational program.  He said such program will help to transform the life of children in the area.

Speaking further to the New Dawn after the program, Dr. Murray called on the community to work  together with parents, educators, policymakers, Philanthropists, Professionals, volunteers and other organizations in district three to help Create more opportunities to advance this program.

Parents, teachers, education administrators and students will have to develop a special relationship that will enhance and motivate and provide opportunities for the acquisition of good education.

He said to develop  quality, accessible, efficient and relevant educational system, “We must produce, at all levels of education, graduates with high quality skills and competencies that will help build our country; We must build a society where lifelong learning is deemed critical to keep abreast of changing practices and technologies in every aspect of human endeavor;  We must grow and balance the demographic composition of enrollment at all levels of education by increasing participation rate.”

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