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Lawmaker Gives LD$200,000 to Private school Teachers

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Private schools teachers in Montserrado County electoral district eight have expressed appreciation to Representative A. Vamuyan Conneh for a cash donation made to them. The group, under the banner District 14 Association of Private Schools Teachers, said they received a cash donation of L$200,000 from Rep. Conneh on September 23 to help sustain them during the ongoing Ebola crisis in Liberia.

The group’s advisor, Christopher Toe- also a Vice Principal at the James Doe Younge A.G. School in Clara Town, said Rep. Conneh’s donation was in recognition of the continuous economic constraints faced by private schools teachers during the crisis that warranted the closure of all schools.

Describing the gesture as “non-political,” Mr. Toe said they decided to appreciate Rep. Conneh at this time because it took only a concerned leader to make such intervention at a time when people affected by crisis, really need such help. He told this paper that the group was preparing projects to help carry on sensitization in various communities, using their teaching methods to cut down the transmission.

Mr. Toe observed that the issue of denial continues to be a problem that affects the fight against Ebola; while also suggesting the need to have teachers placed on the field to help spread anti-Ebola messages.

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