The scene at the Momolu Dukuly School in Bilimah, an area in Freeport, Monrovia, was one of jubilation when representatives of the Senior Management Team of APM Terminal-Liberia Limited provided financial assistance to eight schools.
The money, according to a release, is to pay tuition fees for disadvantaged students from elementary, junior and senior high, and vocational schools in the district.
APM Terminal Commercial Manager, Noah Sheriff, who presented the scholarships to the principals of the schools, informed the audience that his employers saw the need to identify with the students, most especially when many families were in need of support during the post Ebola recovery period.
He assured that APM Terminal-Liberia Ltd is prepared to provide additional assistance in the not too distant future as part of its commitment to improve the human resources development of Liberia, especially students in need.
He then admonished the beneficiaries to focus on their studies and score high grade points to remain on the financial assistance program.
In response, Montserrado County Electoral District #13 Representative Saah Joseph lauded the APM Terminal management for the financial support to the students of his district and expressed confidence and optimism that the management will continue to be a good and responsible corporate citizen during the tenure of their concession agreement.
He said the company has brought pride to the hundreds of deserving school going children in the district. Based on that, the lawmaker saw the need to further enhance the mutual relationship between the Liberian government and APM Terminal, which he believes was highly necessary.
“I am proud of the APM Terminal management for providing assistance and also for keeping their promise to put school going children into classrooms. This is a paramount concern to everyone,” Representative Joseph told the management team.
Institutions that benefited from the company’s assistance are: Free Pentecostal Global Mission in Saw Mills, the Light House Community on Jamaica Road, and the Momolu Dukuly School in Bilimah.
Other schools receiving APM Terminal scholarship funds are the Dave Workman Christian Academy in Battery Factory, Alhaji Ayouba Sheriff School, the Emmanuel Temple AGM in the Freeport community, Bofim Christian Academy, and MVTC in Gardnersville.