By Lincoln G. Peters
A local school called Hope China International Academy (HOICA) Thursday, 15 September 2022 launched over 400 scholarships for underprivileged and disadvantaged female students across the country.
The initiative seeks to mitigate illiteracy among females. Hope China International Academy is located on the A.B. Tolbert Road in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The school over the past time has provided quality and affordable education for Liberian children in an effort to build a fruitful generation.
The program was launched to provide quality and free education for underprivileged females across the country who want to achieve academic excellence but are unable due to financial difficulties.
It also aims to motivate females and single parents who have lost hope in sending their children to school due to the hike in tuition and other fees across the country.
Officially launching the scholarship, the founder and proprietor of Hope China International Academy Mr. Rancy T. Gorwor said there is a need for females who made mistakes in life to be motivated to go back to school.
He explained that some of these females while growing up, became baby mothers due to limited parental guidance.
But Mr. Gorwor urged that they must be motivated so that they can make a difference in society, noting that there is still a future for them.
“We launch this program particularly for females, despite men [being] included. But we want to make sure that our sisters and children that [had] babies by chance can get encouraged and challenge the status quo by going back to school,” he said.
He urged single parents and females to take advantage and forget about what the people will say.
Mr. Gorwor urged them to fight for their destiny and change that they want to see, noting that everything is possible once they are willing and ready. –Edited by Winston W. Parley