Local Media Receives Donation

The Medical Assistant Program or MAP has presented over sixty gallons of fuel to the management of Super Bongese Community Radio in Gbarnga for the station’s positive role in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus Diseases. Medical Assistant Program is a medical NGO providing assistance to the Government of Liberia in the fight against the spread of Burundi Ulcer.

Making the presentation Monday at the station’s compound, the logistician of MAP, Darlington Paye said it was his organization’s own way of identifying with the station for its contribution in the fight against the deadly Ebola Virus, noting that such contribution (through the dissemination of messages on the virus) has tremendously helped in reducing the spread of the virus.

Receiving the donation Radio, Station Manager Samuel Kplaiwru thanked MAP for the donation, emphasizing that the donation signifies the contributions the station was making in the fight against the Ebola Virus. He used the occasion to call on prominent sons and daughters of Bong county, as well as other institutions to assist the work of the radio station – something he believes will make the station more independent and capacitated in its reportage.

Since the start of the Ebola outbreak, Super Bongese Radio- this year’s Press Union of Liberia best community radio, continues to receive commendations for the introduction of a radio program called “Ebola Today”, which reports daily on Ebola issues, including the need to keep follow the preventive measures against the disease.

Bong Authorities Urged

The Program Coordinator of the Liberia Reads Program is urging leaders of Bong County to take into consideration the education of the younger generation if Liberia must continue to grow and develop. The Liberia Reads Program is an educational structure in the country that intends to empower various learning institutions across the country, as well as builds the reading skills of Liberian children through academic performances.

Coordinator Lyn Gray, speaking at the graduation of over ninety school going children in Goll farm, Jorquelleh District in Bong County after successfully completing a month-long Ebola awareness training, said the building of the human resource capacity of Bong County, in particularly, should be of great concern to authorities.

Mrs. Gray said the Liberia Reeds Program has decided to liaise with the Keenan Institute in building the reading skills of Bong County School-going kids, most especially during this Ebola crisis.

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