Over the weekend, three different youth groups across Nimba County Electoral District #2 under the banner, “Friends of Jimmy Bokay” donated educational materials and other assorted items, to various schools and other targeted communities in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.
According to founder, Jimmy N.C. Bokay, the donated items included several boxes of reading materials, four sets of jerseys and four footballs to the four high schools in Sanniquellie.
The high schools that benefited from the gesture are St. Mary’s, Sanniquellie Central, Seventh Day Adventist and Levi H. Martin Baptist.
The Friends of Bokay also donated 10 bags of cement to each of the ongoing Dahnlorpa Youth Palava Hut project and the Goto Yarpea Development Project and two 25kg bags of rice to the Yarpea Self-help Road Rehabilitation project. The 10 mile road project is being undertaken by locals using their bare hands, cutlasses and axes to fell trees for building bridges in the absence of yellow machines used to construct farm-to-market roads in the area.
Meanwhile, Mr. Bokay said the friendship club also presented an undisclosed amount of cash as tokens of appreciation to the Nimba County Football Team, the Sanniquellie Youth Forum and the ongoing reconstruction work at the county sports pitch headed by local construction firm, Jungle Water Group of Investment.
The beneficiaries through their various spokespersons expressed gratitude to Mr. Bokay and the leadership of “Friends of Bokay” for the gesture.
The schools were especially grateful for the books, and promised to use them for the intended purpose.