Liberian Educator Calls for Infrastructure Development to include all Segments of the Society
Monrovia – A Liberian Educator, Aaron Kennedy, has emphasized the need for government to improve the capacity of teachers in the country through training.
Kennedy emphasized that doing the above in addition to infrastructure development, it will promote a conducive learning atmosphere.
Speaking over the weekend at the first gala anniversary of the Patricia Fumah Kennedy School in Paynesville, the proprietor noted that educational development in Liberia must include all sectors of life
“We need to graduate from this old type of providing education to one sector of the society and begin to build schools that will accommodate everybody in the society to include the physically challenged and people living with other forms of disabilities,” Mr. Kennedy averred.
Education institutions are beginning to wake up to the reality that there is another segment of the society, which have been neglected for a long time and so have now began to take steps in trying to make their infrastructures in ways that will accommodate people living with disabilities.
Mr. Kennedy furthered that this dream had already begun with the establishment of the Particia Fumbah Kennedy School an area in Soul Clinic, once viewed isolated.
“I don’t have any political ambition; my only ambition is to help people, who are in need. That is what we are doing here with this school and the community. The government must say and do something in order to improve the messy educational system our former president talked about,” he added.
“When you provide the people with the tools of learning, it will produce hope and a growing development for the community.”
Mr. Kennedy recounted how tough it was to establish the Patricia Fumbah Kennedy School but stated that his determination to give light to a community that lacks access to motor road by then, was his quest.
He explained how difficult it was to reach that part of Soul Clinic Community, especially during the Rainy Season, with a ‘treacherous palm tree’ bridge serving as the only source of reaching the community.
Kenney added that there were also many occurrences of people being wounded during the Rainy Season in the community.
This accordingly forced him and other members of the community to embark on road rehabilitation work and the construction of the bridge to enable free flow of movement.
He stated that the road and bridge rehabilitation work was at the same time followed by the establishment of school in the area in honor of his mother, Patricia Fumbah Kennedy, whom he said contributed immensely to education in Liberia.
“I constructed this school in order to ease the suffering of the people around here, because they completely cut off from the rest of soul clinic community. We as a family saw the need to help this community with our own fund.
“Because of our effort, this community that was not having road some years ago, now can boast of road,” he added. Meanwhile, Kennedy said the provision of hope to all Liberians through education must cut across all sectors, adding that people with disabilities must not be left out.