Liberia: ANC Launches Television in the Classrooms Pilot Project
Monrovia – The Alternative National Congress Social Welfare Department (ANC-SW) Thursday, November 14, launched its first phase pilot project — Television in the Classrooms — with two schools, God of Mercy Elementary and Junior High School and the Edgar M. Feghaly Baptist School in District 9, Montserrado County.
The Acting Chairman of the Department, Fubbi F. A. Henries, said “The pilot project will benefit at least six schools in Districts 9 & 10, Montserrado County. And subsequently, spread to other schools across the Nation.” He further stated that this is one of the many ways the ANC intends to improve and change the Educational sector in Liberia. He noted that kids mostly watch adults’ movies with their parents at homes, and there are not many kids TV programs available in Liberia on local televisions, as the background of the project implementation. And this effort by the ANC is aimed at making the classrooms attractive for nursery kids. The donations contained two sets of TV and their accessories. Henries put the total cost at US$700.
Speaking, the principals of the schools were grateful to the ANC for selecting their schools and adding value to their classrooms. Rev. Mark B. Momoh (Principal of the God of Mercy Elementary and Junior High school) expressed his gratitude to the ANC for the support and selecting his school as the first beneficiary of the project and promised to maintain and ensure the class schedules are adjusted to make use of the donation. He also commended the ANC official for living up to the commitment as was done three years ago with donations of computers and textbooks to support their computer lab and library projects, which are still useful to their institution today. Pastor Dahn Demey, Sr., CEO of Edgar M. Feghaly Baptist School, commended the ANC Family for the donations as a value added to the Educational sector of the country. CEO Faghaly promised to ensure maintenance and proper use of the items for the kids. He asked the Principal, Madam Evelyn Williams, to work on the schedules to ensure both nursery classes benefit. Madam Williams said that the TV will make their work in the classroom easier. She stressed that kids also learn better by seeing and the Nursery Rhymes will be of great help.
The TV sets were installed and the kids were excited for the value added to their classrooms.
Fubbi added, “We often say with pride and dignity that the Educational system is a mess, as politicians, as a means of bringing the governments down, but do nothing to help. The ANC is changing that dynamics!
“I want to express thanks and appreciation to all those who contributed to this project, especially Ma Dorothy Savice and all those who preferred to be anonymous,” he closed.
ANC Social Welfare delegation were: Fubbi F. A. Henries, Theresa Wilson, Natalia Del Majors and Samuel Boayou.