A United States-based humanitarian group named and styled Helping and Developing Communities (HADOC) last week placed unending smiles on the faces of students in some of Monrovia's neediest schools by providing them with educational materials.
According to Ms. Rose Tucker, a representative of HADOC, who is currently in Monrovia, the organization has initially targeted 1,500 students for the educational empowerment program.
Ms. Tucker said HADOC is presently comprised of five Liberians who have developed a burning desire to assist their brothers and sisters in Liberia, though all five of them are residents of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Speaking at one of the distribution centers, where the educational materials, including copy books, bags, pens and chalk, were delivered, Ms. Tucker said it was the way of the five Liberians and friends to show love and concern about the education of Liberia's needy children.
“Our concern and way of identifying with you,” Ms. Tucker pointed out, “is to assist you with these small educational materials as an encouragement.”
She also reminded the recipients that the five Liberians and other friends want to see that the students take their studies seriously and use the materials for better academic results.
Ms. Tucker also expressed concern and regret over the poor facilities of the schools and underscored the need for the improvement of the structures in order to ensure a better learning atmosphere.
In separate responses, principals, care providers and administrators extended thanks, appreciation and gratitude for the educational materials.
They described the assistance as great, timely and a splendid opportunity for the needy schools, administrators, care providers, principals and students in Monrovia and its environs.
“We will be ever grateful and appreciative for this kind and Godly gesture and pray for God's bountiful blessings upon the five Liberians and friends in the USA,” the principals and administrators asserted.
Besides, in an encounter with some of the delighted students at the various schools and Day Care centers, they extended thanks and appreciation to the five Liberian donors and friends for the assistance.
At the Excellent Chapel School and Day Care, several delighted students intoned: “May God richly bless those wonderful five Liberians and friends for the beautiful copy books, pens, pencils and bags.”
Students of the Dream Christian Foundation School at Fiamah in Sinkor chanted: “We are indeed grateful and pray for more for the cheerful givers of copy books, pens, pencils and bags.”
For their part, students at the Faith Foundation Academy of Chugbor rendered a melodious song extending thanks to the Liberian leader, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for save and peaceful learning environment in Liberia.
As a result of the stable and peaceful learning atmosphere, the students indicated in the song that Liberians and friends from far and near are coming to Liberia to assist Liberian and foreign students in the country.
In a joyous response at the Emily Mamba Christian Institute at Symthe Road in Sinkor, the students, teachers and administrators extended thanks to the donors and friends and prayed for God's richest blessings in all their endeavors in the USA.
At the Early World Learning Foundation School, students, teachers, parents, principal and administrators noted that they were very grateful for the educational materials.
They urged the HADOC representative, Ms. Tucker, to convey their special greetings and appreciation to the other four Liberians and friends for the generous assistance.
A little girl at the Martha K. Pratt Day Care School told the Daily Observer in joyous mood, “Please tell the five cheerful givers that, God will always bless them in all their undertakings in the USA.”