Liberia: Alfalit International President Lauds Local Branch for ‘Exceptional’ Performance
Monrovia – Alfalit International president Dr. Joseph Milton has commended the management of Alfalit Liberia for its ‘exceptional’ work over the years.
Report by Gerald C. Koinyeneh, [email protected]
Speaking at the climax of his ten-day visit to Liberia recently, Dr. Milton indicated that of all the branches of his organizations across the world, Alfalit Liberia continuous to be the most successful and productive mission.
Dr. Milton arrived at the beginning of October to review the status of the organization’s programs including the adult literacy, basic education, job skill training, micro loan and the Liberia-Ghana Mission (LGM).
Through the LGM, 6,300 students are benefiting from scholarships and financial aid from first grade through 12th grade and to university.
The adult literacy program is benefiting several Liberians who are later trained in basic job skills and empowered upon completion to make them self-sustainable.
While in Liberia, Dr. Milton and team visited five Alfalit L-GM adopted schools and partner institutions including the Harriette E. Bailey United Methodist School, Destiny Kids Foundation Daycare, TIMOSA Academy, Mt. Zion Christian Academy School and the Destined Kids Assistance Program (DEKAP).
Speaking to reporters before his departure, the Alfalit International boss commended the head of Alfalit Liberia’s Country Director Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings and his team for the tremendous work.
I am proud to say that the result of the literacy program is some of the best quality education I have seen at Alfalit globally. We work in 15 countries and the level of comprehension from the students and the quality of the education that is being presented by the teachers is among the best in the world. It is unparalleled,” he enthused.
For the adult literacy and micro finance loan programs, he noted that they have been making significant impact and pledged improved budgetary allotments to all of the programs in 2019; adding, “That is the best way to reward the team in Liberia. What they have done is to be able to grow the program in 2019 across the board: adult literacy, job skill training, Liberia-Ghana Mission and the micro finance loan.”
Meanwhile, the Alfalit president held a corporate meeting with Firestone Liberia aimed at discussing ways to form a partnership to expand its literacy program and described the meeting as fruitful.
“I had a fantastic meeting with one of the Director of Firestone. It was excellent. I was proud to be with the group of people that are really committed to the Liberian people. It was such a great meeting and we look forward to working together to do joint ventures and great social work here in Liberia. I was happily impressed to know of their commitment to do social work in Liberia, sometimes you will never know the intention of the person until you meet them,” he averred.
Speaking earlier upon his arrival, he revealed that his organization intends to tap on the experience from partnering with other corporate entities in the United States and Angola to engage with the private sector to expand its literacy program; adding that the venture in these countries have been a success and is applicable in Liberia.
Alfalit International is a faith-based non-profit organization founded in 1961 with headquarters in Miami, Florida.
Since 2006, the organization established its chapter in Liberia and has been offering literacy, basic education, job and skill training and community development.