An alumnus of the William V. S. Tubman High School and resident of Montserrado County Electoral District #9, Ishmael Sheriff, has pledged 100 scholarships to students of the institution.
Mr. Sheriff made the pledge recently at a program held on the school’s campus in honor its founding father, the late President William V.S. Tubman.
According to Sheriff, the pledged scholarships and other materials are part of his organization’s promotion of education to improve the quality of learning in Liberia.
Alumnus Sheriff said he has a foundation called the Ishmael Sheriff Project Foundation that also works towards building the capacities of young people through education and other programs.
He is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the My Owned, Incorporated, a Liberian – owned business employing over 30 Liberians.
Sheriff said despite the scholarships pledged to his alma mater, there are other students attending the neighboring J.J. Roberts United Methodist School, who are benefiting from his projects.
He said his foundation aims to also carry out other projects to help improve development programs in Monrovia and Liberia at large.
Sheriff indicated that the Ishmael Sheriff Project Foundation initiative in District #9 will soon convene additional projects, including the building of palaver huts, provision of more scholarships to students in the district, rehabilitation of damaged drainages, financial loan programs to youth and youth empowerment through other capacity building programs, among others.
According to him, some of the projects he has already carried out in District #9 include the construction and dedication of a new drainage in the Soniwein Community, which according to him cost US$6,000 and the provision of scholarships to students in some schools in the district.
He also mentioned the donation of several bundles of zinc to the Lion Heart Gym, based in the Slipway Community, to renovate the gym, the dedication of two modern projects – bathrooms and drainage in the Buzzy Quarter Community – as well as several materials to fire victims on 12th and Clay Streets in Monrovia, among other initiatives.
“Alumni of Tubman High need to join the Liberian government and help to provide support for good learning facilities so that the school will continue to remain one of the most excellent and best learning high schools in the country,” Sheriff stressed.
He described education as a cardinal instrument to the growth of society and therefore called on others to join the cause to improve the Liberian education sector through collective efforts and support.