Liberian United Women in Progress, a humanitarian group based in the United States of America, has donated two turbo washer and dryer machines to students of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine in Monrovia.
The donation was done in the presence of the dean of the medical school, Dr. Z. Sherman Adams, Jr., his wife Kate Adams, and Weade Kobbah-Wureh, Vice President for Administration of the University of Liberia, amongst others.
Speaking recently in Monrovia during the presentation, a founder of the organization, Edith Walters-Wilson, said after helping many Liberian girls and women in the United States, they have decided to contribute to other Liberians back home by providing scholarships to medical students.
But having been informed by Professor Wureh that medical students do not pay tuition, the group then donated laundry equipment. “And when I took that back to the organization they dump to it,” Madam Walters-Wilson said, who was also impressed to see the students’ self-sponsored and constructed laundry facility on the campus.
“These machines you see in here are washers and dryers.””So, these are two in one. To our medical students, these are your washers and dryers.” Speaking on behalf of the University of Liberia, Prof. Wureh praised the organization for the “timely donation,” adding it has urged the UL’s Administration to do more for the medical school.
“For every time people get positively engaged, good thing happens,” she noted.“So, we will continue to engage the Liberian United Women in Progress, we will continue to engage other people, other friends that can be a help and not only for the medical school but for the University of Liberia.”
Alexandra S. Magona, president of the medical students association, said they opted to help themselves solve their laundry hurdle by raising funds to build a laundry facility.
“The Project has not yet finished as you can see, we are thinking about putting tiles here, so we can make it totally modernized,” Magona expressed. He also called on the UL Administration and other well-meaning Liberian organizations to help the students.
“… We look forward to working with you people for the furtherance of strengthening our health sector and for us to reach our goals,” he pleaded.
-Editing by Jonathan Browne