Liberia: Ex-Rep. Zayzay Encourages 255 ALFALIT Graduates to Remain Committed in Pursuing Education


Margibi – County Former Margibi County District #2 Representative, Mr. Ballah Zayzay, is calling on Liberians to build self-confidence in themselves as they explore better learning opportunities. 

Mr. Zayzay said pursuing these educational opportunities must come with commitment and efforts.

Speaking when ALFALIT International-Liberia intensified its literacy program in Lower Margibi County over the weekend, where 255 completed knowledge skill trainings at the institution’s 13th graduation exercise, he said those pursuing education must take reading and writing as a key priority.

“Reading and writing is the fundamental of achieving any education, and those who are pursuing it must consider reading and writimg as a hallmark,” the former lawmaker for the county said.

Of the 255 students, 177 persons received certification in literacy training and 78 completed the basic education program.

Mr. Zayzay encouraged participants in the program that learning has no limit.

“If you do not give special time to your education, then you are making mistake, because life is about proper planning and commitment.” 

Former Rep. Zayzay further inspired participants of the program that they can reach college level if they put in more time.

He also informed facilitators of the ALFALIT program to continue improving on the teaching method that will encourage many others to join the program. 

The student’s capacities were built in the institute’s basic education and literacy.

The 2019 closing exercises of ALFALIT International-Liberia has brought the numbers of total graduates in 2019 to 4,300.

During the convocation, ALFALIT Acting Execytive Director Rev. Jerome C. Williams challenged Liberians to join ALFALIT is scouting for local supports to keep the adult literacy program ongoing.

This, according to Mr. Williams, is due to the huge influx of people wanting to partake in the program, while available resources may not address all their needs. 

“Education is the bedrock of the development of any nation, which must be taken seriously,” Rev. Williams.

For her part, ALFALIT International-Liberia Acting Board of Directors Mildred Dean said it was important for many people to join the program, which she believes will help change Liberia.

“I want to say congratulation for forming part of the program, by this you wil help change Liberia; Liberia will not remain the same,” Madam Dean said adding: “We must invest in our people, who are the most important resource in this country.”

Meanwhile, a graduate of the 13th circle, Alice Kollie, who hailed from Cotton Tree, also in Margibi, thanked ALFALIT for enabling her to have some level of reading and writing skills

In her testimony, Alice stated that she was illiterate prior to joining the program and was informed about the school by a friend following months of search for learning opportunities.

Currently, Alice said she has some ability to read and write as a result of constant encouragement from her teachers at ALFALIT.

Now that she has been empowered with reading and writing skills, Alice said she is now able to help kids who at primary level with their lessons.

“ALFALIT, I tell your thanks for this program and want you to even carry it far,” she suggested.