The International Bank Liberia Limited (IBLL) has announced LRD$285,000 in support of students’ vacation programs. According to a press statement issued in Monrovia, International Bank (Liberia) Limited is proud to sponsor two vacation programs that cater to students with a combined total of LRD$285,000.00 in support of training and feeding of the students.
The programs being supported are administered by St. Thomas Episcopal Church on Camp Johnson Road which received LRD$125,000.00 and Calvary Empowerment Team in Chugbor, Old Road which received LRD$160,000.00.
The press statement under the signature of Corporate Communication Officer Julius Jeh highlights the significance of keeping students engaged with skills enhancing and life building, extra-curricular activities during the vacation period.
The release says IBLL believes in community centered programs that enhance citizenry and promote principles in line with the company’s values of trust, reliability, integrity, teamwork and excellence.
It says while the vacation period is a time for rest from scholarly activities, it is also beneficial to ensure students are introduced to other skills that will foster career development and make them well-rounded individuals.
IBLL also notes that keeping students engaged during this period also keeps them away from harmful practices that could occupy their minds in idleness.The St. Thomas Episcopal Church is training about 68 students with vocational skills including arts and craft, tailoring, music, home economics and mentoring them in business and good citizenship.
The Calvary Empowerment Team is an organization that trains students in music, culture, home economics and basketball at the Tubman High School on 12th Street, Sinkor and the Effort Baptist School in Paynesville.
They are currently training 90, and both programs run from July to August and have been of significant impact to the beneficiaries. IBLL says it is proud to be contributing to the full development of future competent citizens while calling on more groups to get involved with organizing and supporting such initiatives for young people.–Press release