Grand Kru County Students Rally to Support 350 Dropouts
Monrovia – To rescue their colleagues who are unable to continue college education due to lack of sufficient funds, the Grand Kru County University Students Association (GKUSA) on Friday May 4, 2018 organized a fundraising event at the College of West Africa (CWA) in Monrovia.
The gathering brought face-to-face members of the legislative caucus, officials of government including Deputy Labor Minister Phil T. Dixon and other high-flying citizens of the county.
It sought to generate a little over USD$15,000.00 and Liberian Dollars LD$650,000.00.
According to the Union’s President Etoe Kipi, the contributions received and pledges made by invited guests’ showed that more than 50 percent the program’s target was realized.
He said, “We had this fundraising program to allow 350 of our comrades from various Universities who dropped to get back in school and make our county better. We did an analysis of our students at various universities in Liberia and that analysis informed the fundraising program”.
Though we did not reach our target, he said, “We have generated an appreciable amount through contributions and pledges and we called on other well meaning citizens of the county to find ways and help rescue our struggling colleagues”.
“We citizens of Grand Kru must not forget our roots. We can develop our county when we all join hands. We have a vision that intends to see Grand Kru transforms into the Accra of Liberia. And this vision can only be realized when citizens of the county are empowered through education.”
He added: “Our county before was consider a walking county due to the deplorable nature of our roads but today the story has changed and it can even get better when citizens of the county are educated”.
Drilling students on giving back to society, Amos Tubor speaking on behalf of Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweah, said giving is the surest way to narrow the gap between the rich and poor.
“When you develop the attitude to give back, we build the culture where the less fortunate and underprivileged can have a better future. By giving back, he said we feel connected to each other as one people with a single mind,” Tubor said.
Report by Edward Blamo, FPA Contributor