Volunteer teachers at the Fortville Public School in Grand Bassa County District #2 have received over LD50,000 donated by an executive of the opposition party, Movement for Economic Empowerment or MOVEE.
The gesture was made by the former chairman of MOVEE Mr. James C. Brooks. The party is headed by the former executive governor of the Central Bank of Liberia, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones.
The money was divided between volunteer teachers with LD20,000 going to the institution and LD40,000, including two sets of jerseys plus football to youth of Fortville.
However, some residents of the district are calling on the political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment Dr. Jones to continue with the empowerment initiative, which according to them, will gradually reduce poverty in Liberia.
Mr. Brooks noted that for some time now, volunteer teachers of the Fortville Public School have been working tirelessly to ensure pupils in those areas have access to quality education.
He said in spite of the hard work, some of them were still not on government payroll, and appealed to the government to at least have some of them placed on the payroll so that they can have hope of receiving salary at the end of the month.
By Zee Roberts-Editing by Jonathan Browne