The United Nimba Young-Adult Development Association (UNYDA) has provided scholarships to several Ebola disadvantaged families and deserving students in Nimba County.
The offer is UNYDA’s way of helping the recipients cope with their school fees.
Headed by Mr. Fred Tiah, UNYDA is a US based Nimba organization that seeks to brace the efforts of students from the county, especially in the wake of the troubling Ebola situation.
“We are sad to see or hear our people, most importantly, our youth that have died from the deadly virus. UNYDA hopes to work with other organizations to better the youth of Nimba County,” he said.
Accordingly, the donation and scholarships are the entity’s way of showing the youth that UNYDA still cares about them and the people of the county.
The target of this donation was to assist those that were affected and survivors of the deadly Ebola Virus get back to school and assist them with other expenses.
However, Mr. Tiah said, “We realize that there are many of our young people that can also benefit from financial assistance towards achieving their academic goals. We are doing everything and more to be able to help more kids learn and become great men and women in society.
“My goal as Executive Director is to see all Nimba Youths become educated and enjoy the life that they educationally dream about.”
Meanwhile, UNYDA has paid back school fees a woman in Lakpazee Community earlier paid, “because she had reportedly attempted suicide owing to her inability to pay her children’s school fees.”
“I learned of a young woman who reportedly attempted suicide in the Lakpazee Community because she said, she could not afford to pay her children’s tuition owing to the hardship brought on her by Ebola.”
“In this case the entity decided to help her three children by paying for their annual tuition since they are also targeting families in Monrovia and its environs, and that we have decided to extend assistance to other parts of the country,” said Leadopoe Geain, UNDYA representative currently visiting Liberia.