The Vision Awake Africa for Development (VAADF) over the weekend donated a consignment of assorted school materials to 300 students of the Carolyn A. Miller High School in Bassa Town, Paynesville.
VAADF is a non-profit organization founded in 2005 by Liberian refugees at the Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana to better the lives of the refugees and other vulnerable Liberians.
Now relocated to its Paynesville headquarters, VAADF is the first ever established institution that contains the Carolyn A. Miller School which provides free education to over 750 students, many of whom are orphans and other vulnerable minors.
The items donated included textbooks, uniforms and other school materials as a way of buttressing government’s efforts to educate children whose parents cannot afford to pay their children’s school fees. Mr. Karus Hayes, proprietor of the institution, said the donation was the entity’s way of identifying with needy students.
The organization, he said, wants to ensure that children are back in school. As the future leaders, they need academic support.
Mr. Hayes has meanwhile called on Liberians to work along with the government to improve the country’s educational system.