Monrovia – Kutoa Afrika Foundation has dedicated a hand pump to the Albert Daniel Peabody High School in Marshall City, Margibi County to ease the dire need for water on campus.
By J.H. Webster Clayeh (0886729972)[email protected]
The project is funded by the National Brotherhood of Hunters based in the Unity States of America. The CEO of Kutoa Afrika Foundation Dr. Gracie Dinkins and her team on the campus interacted with students at Albert Daniel Peabody High School before the start of the dedication ceremony.
Madam Dinkins born in California, USA was raised-up in Paynesville, Liberia, from age five to 18 years before fleeing the civil war to continue her education in the US.
Speaking at the event Madam Dinkins added: “My heart never left Liberia. Today, we come to you as Kutoa Foundation. It is a foundation that is five years old. Kutoa is a Swheni from the country of word means giving and we are the giving foundation, and our purpose is to partner with communities that are in crisis.”
She added: “My colleague, Dr. Ford, is an ENT surgeon. He is working with me in Los Angeles. When he heard about the work, we were doing in Liberia he was able to talk to the National Brotherhood of Hunters. And after that, he came to me and told me to find a place where we can build a well and fund it.”
“We showed three places, but you know what, the society chose you. So, you got to know that Albert Daniel Peabody, you are chosen, you are special. There is a reason that the National Brotherhood of Hunters chose you,” she said.
Madam Dinkins added: “I believe the reason is that there are future surgeons among you, there are future policemen, future teachers, future nursery and you guys need water to drink so that you can have strength to study and go on to help Liberia.”
Also speaking, the principal of the Albert Daniel Peabody High School Siplay B.K. Nagbe praised the Kutoa Afrika Foundation for the gesture adding that it is a timely intervention.
“We have been crying for drinking water. With the number of students, we have only a pump on campus, and it cannot serve the students. Sometimes it can break down and there can be no drinking water on campus,” he said.
Nagbe added: “We are just three years old and there are a whole lot of problems we are experiencing here. See how the campus is looking, we don’t have security here. Criminals come and steal our things. Every night, they intrigue in here, no fence, we have been crying for a fence.”
“Maybe one day, the same way you walked here to provide our students safe drinking water, somebody will walk in here and build our fence for us. Please, as you leave here make contact for us, three years old school still facing problems.”
“You coming here is fine for us. It is a help for us. For you to see for yourself what is being said about Liberia. Liberia needs help, this is part of Liberia, this is Margibi County, this is Marshall city,” Mr. Nagbe ended.