In an effort to meet the educational needs of residents of Bong County, a 10-classroom school is currently under construction in Bellemu, Panta District. to meet the educational quest of the school-going kids.
The project is being undertaken by the congregation of the City Refuge Church, located in Bellemu Town.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer newspaper recently in Bellemu Town, the Pastor of the Church, Reverend Jackson Kueniseur, disclosed that the project is intended to address the increment in the school’s enrollment.
According to him, the current enrollment is at 800 students from primary to secondary level, and for that, the school is established as a “tuition free school.”
Pastor Kueniseur explained, “I established the school after the civil crisis to help compliment the educational needs of citizens in his district.”
“The school,” he said, “is being supported through assistance from friends locally and abroad.”
“After I returned from exile at the end of Liberia’s civil war, I decided to help my people through the establishment of a school. Today, we have many children leaving their various communities in the district just to attend this school,” Pastor Kueniseur added.
“Considering that many of the citizens around this area cannot afford to pay tuition for their children, we have decided to assist the parents in achieving their goals,” he said.
He mentioned that as a way to sustain the school, the administration has established an agricultural project to raise money.
“We get money from proceeds from our farms to pay the teachers and to settle other expenses.”
The City Refuge pastor disclosed that his school will have a library and computer laboratory to better equip the students.
Meanwhile, Pastor Kueniseur has called on the government and philanthropic organizations in the country to assist him in the implementation of the project.