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LRA donates to School of the Blind

A scene from the presentation of food and non-food items to the Liberian School of the Blind by LRA Commissioner General Elfrieda Stewart Tamba last Sunday 

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA), with support of partners has donated several assorted food and non-food items to the Liberia School for the Blind in Virginia, outside Monrovia.

An LRA release says items donated include rice, chicken, oil, popcorn, sunglasses, package of Braille literature, assorted school materials, and a water tank.

Presenting the items on Sunday, December 17, 2017, in Virginia, LRA Commissioner General Elfriede Stewart Tamba says the CPR initiative is to identify with students and staff of the school, aimed at putting smile on their faces during this festive season.

“The Liberia Revenue Authority has come to give you few items so you can have a good celebration for the holidays,” the CG noted. CG Tamba indicated that the work of the LRA is the work for the national good. She indicated that the work of the LRA is difficult and the more the LRA collects, the more the Government of Liberia is empowered to increase support to all, including the challenged.

CG Tamba commended the staff of the Liberia School for the Blind for helping to provide education to blind students.

In response, the school’s Guiding Counselor, Esther Nyanti, thanked the CG Tamba and the LRA family for the donation which described as ‘timely’.

Identifying with the Liberia School for the Blind, especially during this festive season, was a meaningful contribution well appreciated by the School. With this donation, it means we are going to have a great celebration with our students, Madam Nyanti pointed out amid cheers from the jubilant school kids.

She reaffirmed the commitment of the school in working with the LRA to promote tax awareness and civil responsibility in order to better the lives of children of Mama Liberia to include those facing sight and other physical challenges.

In July of this year, the LRA signed an MoU with the Liberia School for the Blind intended to empower and work with the visually impaired to engage into tax awareness and education, while at the same time providing employment opportunities for them. The LRA has employed one visually impaired person.

The MoU indicates that the LRA will collaborate with the Liberia School for the Blind in carrying out the production of educative tax dramas and jingles as well as hosting of quizzing competitions. The School of the Blind last year converted the Liberia Revenue Code into Braille in order to facilitate the collaboration and preparedness of the selected visually impaired persons in the tax education and awareness project to be undertaken, commencing January 2018.

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