Monrovia -The United States Chapter of the Grand Old True Whig Party in collaboration with True Whig Party Liberia has provided minimum cash assistance for the upkeep of blind students at the Bible Way Mission School in Monrovia and has identified some seemingly blind children as part of its free medical assistance initiative for the removal of their eyes’ cataracts.
Mrs. Bankee Brown-Stewart, Chairperson of the TWP USA who presented the gestures to the blind students, noted that the initiative is part of an ongoing TWP’s social intervention program as approved by the party's USA-Board headed by Sayku Kromah which is aimed at rendering assistance to needy and visually challenged in Liberia.
“We are deeply touched about the situation of visually impaired persons in Liberia and for this reason; our party decided to workout means of assisting those of our fellow blind compatriots. We rallied in the US recently towards this program and proved successful.
This is just a pilot step and other interventions will be unfolded”, she said.
Mrs Stewart, accompanied by TWP’s Chairman Reginald Goodridge, Adviser Etweada Cooper and TWP USA Board Member, Nicole Collins, also indicated that the party has identified a local eye treatment center where selected seemingly blind kids for medical examination; and if possible, cataracts will be removed from their eyes.
“We will try within our means to help as giving to the needy in society is one of the cardinal principles to which the TWP ascribed to”, she said.
For her part, the Administrator of the Bible Way Mission, Esther Jalarue, lauded the TWP for the gesture. “On behalf of the students, we are excited and need more of such assistance from well-meaning people and institutions”.
In late May, the True Whig Party-USA held its first ever fundraiser in Newark, New Jersey, on May 28, 2016 to Blind Schools in the Country.