Former Montserrado County senatorial candidate, Benjamin Sanvee, has stressed the need for more capacity building for students in Liberia.
Mr. Sanvee made the call recently, when SMILE Liberia, a local non-profit organization, held a fundraiser dinner for its project titled: “Send Them to School,” which intends to provide scholarships for over 200 less fortunate children in slum communities across the country.
He said it was important to help the future generation through capacity development, scholarships and mentoring, as well as serving as role models.
Mr. Sanvee attributed the education problem in the country to the failure of those responsible for doing the right thing.
Sanvee, who is also the Executive Vice Chairman for Governmental Affairs of Liberty Party, said any society which fails to invest in its future generations, is doomed.
He then admonished SMILE Liberia not to settle for the status quo, advising them to dream big, re-imagine and shape their future, and embrace the component of change.
Mr. Sanvee promised to sponsor 10 students.
District # 13’s Representative Saah Joseph also pledged scholarships for 200 students, while Alphanso Koffa of the Ministry of Health pledged to sponsor 15.
Novafone Public Relations Officer Reindorf Haligah also promised three scholarships, among others.