Over 150 students at the New Hope School of Health Sciences (NEHSOHS) and those at the Stockton Creek Clinic Medical School of Health Sciences (SCCMASHS) in the Borough of New Kru Town, outside Monrovia, were overjoyed yesterday when the president of the Borough Teachers Association presented several cartons of education materials to them.
In his separate presentation statements, Robert B. Teah, reminded the students (all under the nurse assistant program) that they were dear to the community because they have chosen the healthcare career, which due to the Ebola outbreak last year, was in need of medical practitioners.
The Borough School System has 78 schools, comprising of private, public and community schools.
The donation included cartons of notepads, reading materials, chalkboards, and textbooks that contain health-related instructions.
Mr. Teah had earlier made similar donations to the Mark J. Richards High School, Bishop Raymond P. Koffa High School, Samuel Slewion Doe Memorial High School and the Fulani Community School in the Borough.
The Director of NEHSOHS, Samuel J. Dogba, received the items on behalf of the students, while at SCCMAHS, the Administrator, Emmanuel G. Savice, represented the students when he received the items.
In their respective statements, the two administrators expressed gratitude to Mr. Teah for the donations and promised to distribute them fairly among the students.
Apart from his intervention yesterday, Mr. Teah runs the Juah Sarwee Memorial Welfare, a tuition-free primary school named after the grandmother of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The school has an enrollment of 2,114 students, beginning from ABC to 9th grade level.
The school, according to Mr. Teah, was established in 2003 to put the “less fortunate, under-privileged, and destitute children” into academic classes where they would acquire formal education free of charge. The Ministry of Education has assigned 34 teachers to the school, bringing the total staff members to 62.
He said the school is only intended to help vulnerable children including orphans and the youth who are not in school, but roaming in the streets, communities, and market places due to poor parental care.
“This undertaking is also to help buttress parent/guardian efforts to get their children in school in order for them to become useful and productive citizens,” Mr. Teah told the Daily Observer.
He has meanwhile expressed gratitude to those philanthropic organizations and individuals who have made financial and material contributions to the school.