The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas (ULAA) on Tuesday, December 6, began the renovation of the Sackie Gbomoh Town Public School located on Bong Mines Road, Kakata, Margibi County.
Sackie Gbomoh is one of many struggling schools in the Kakata area and was selected by ULAA as part of its Liberia Development Agenda. The school has a student population of over 700 from 25 surrounding towns and villages.
The entire project includes the full renovation of the school, the procurement of blackboards and over 700 chairs for the students. The final phase of the renovation will involve the construction of a six (6) room annex, which will provide additional accommodation for students, a cafeteria and bathrooms for both students and faculty.
The ULAA assistance to the school is in response to appeals from citizens and students for support from Liberians and various organizations abroad to improve the learning environment for Liberian students especially at the primary level.
Consistent with these appeals, and with the goal of contributing to the nation’s educational programs, the Union adopted the renovation and the provision of assistance for the construction of public schools as its primary educational agenda in Liberia.
As the Union embarks on this important milestone of bringing relief to the students of the Sackie Gbomoh Public School, ULAA wishes to express profound thanks to its member organizations and individual Liberians that have rallied in support of this worthy cause. The Union is firmly convinced that with support of the Liberian Diaspora, ULAA will achieve its Liberian development agenda leading to an improved learning environment for many primary school students.
Meanwhile, the President of the Union of Liberian Association in the Americas, Wilmot W. Kunney, has appointed Mr. Garrison F. Togba, Jr. as ULAA’s Executive Director Designate in Liberia. Mr. Togba will run the day to day operations of ULAA in Liberia in close consultation with ULAA Country Representative Eminent Anthony V. Kesselly.
Mr. Togba is a former president of the Liberian Association of Pennsylvania, a member chapter of the Union. He is a Graduate of Temple University, USA, and Booker Washington Institute (BWI) of Liberia.
ULAA is a conglomeration of Liberian community organizations in the United States.