Africare Dedicates 2Schools in Nimba
Publication Date: March 9, 2010 – 12:38am
Updated: March 10, 2010 – 4:50pm
Mr. Homer cuts ribbon to one of the schools as Africare CR, Seubert and others look on
By: C.Y. Kwanue
On Friday, March 5, 2010, Africare-Liberia, an international non-governmental organization (INGO) working in the country, dedicated two elementary schools it had built in Nimba County.
The two dedicatory ceremonies were held in the towns of Yao-Glarlay in Buuyao District and Gbao-Guehkpanla in Zoe-Gbaa District.
The Economic Growth Team leader at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Liberia, McDonald Homer, represented U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, at the two ceremonies.
In his dedicatory remarks, Mr. Homer informed the beneficiaries that the ceremonies were more than just dedication of schools, but rather the celebration of a partnership.
That partnership, he explained, was between the American people through USAID, and the communities. He said it was a proof of what is possible when Liberians take the lead in the development of their country.
According to Mr. Homer, USAID contributed US$18,700 to the construction of the schools and its facilities including the latrines and wells.
The schools and their facilities, he said, are the fruits of USAID’s partnership, which the American people value ‘very highly’.
For his part, Africare Country Representative, Dr. Chris Seubert said his organization greatly appreciates the support from the American people to Liberians, which comes through USAID.
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