Liberia: The Gongloe Family Dedicates Educational Resource Center In Honor Of Fallen Father, An Educator
Monrovia – Classroom teacher Wilfred Gongloe died five years ago but his outstanding legacy as an educator is still insight.
On Saturday, December 5, 2020 his 51 years’ dedication as a classroom teacher that impacted the lives of many individuals was highlighted when a modern resource center was dedicated in honor of him and his late wife, Elizabeth Menquah Gongloe
The Wilfred Kehlebo Gongloe Educational Resource Center which contains an auditorium and a library was dedicated in Glehyee Zorpee, Yarwin Mehnsonon District in Nimba County on Saturday, December 5.
Residents of Glehyee and several other speakers who spoke during the program claimed that the resource center the first of its kind and will expose school-going children of Glehyee and adjacent towns and beyond to quality education.
Cllr. Taiwan Saye Gongloe, the elder son who gave the overview of the project said, his family decided to build the resource center after his father’s demise for the services he rendered to his children, people of Glehyee and that of Nimba County in the area of education.
“My father at the time he was alive always encouraged people to go to school because education is the surest way to get out of poverty,” said Gongloe who says the center was built solely by the Gongloe family to honor their father for the suffering he undertook to educate his children.
The human right lawyer who is also president of the Liberian National Bar Association lauded the people of Glehyee and other areas who assisted in the construction and encouraged youths to take advantage of the resource center.
The LNBA president stated in the not too long distant future, books, and computers will be installed at the library where children of Glehyee will have the opportunity to learn computer science.
County Education Officer of Nimba County Moses Dologbay who also spoke on behalf of the Ministry of Education lauded the Gongloe family for the project and pledged government support to the resource center and challenged the students of Glehyee to make use of the library.
Nimba County senatoria candidate Edith Gongloe-Weh stated that the resource center was not the Gongloe’s development but development for the people of Glehyee, Nimba and that of Liberia.
“I said during the senatorial debate in Tappita recent if elected Senator of Nimba County, I will craft a bill for government to allot 15% of its budget to education’ said the Nimba County only female candidate.”
Several persons made pledges to the project to include, Harrison Karnwea, US$500.00, Siaka Toure, CEO, Aminata&Sons US$ 500.00, Sekou Bility US$200.00, Cllr. James E. Pierre US$500.00, and Cllr. Oswald Tweh US$500.00 while according to Cllr. Gongloe the Fulani Community through its President Abraham Sangare had agreed to provide solar panels to the resource center.
The late Wilfred Kehlebo Gongloe was born June 5, 1922 in Glehyee Zorpee and died on April 2, 2015. He started in 1964.