Liberia: Nimene-Tweh Foundation Gives Scholarship to 148 Students
As part of an initiative to support the government's efforts for the educational sector, the Nimene-Tweh Foundation (NTF) has given scholarships to about 148 students for the academic year 2022-2023.
The scholarship is meant for students in grade school and university.
Meanwhile, the Foundation has certificated about 78 of their newly recruited scholars as a way to welcome them to the program. The scholars were selected from Montserrado, Bong, Nimba, and Grand Bassa counties.
The Foundation, which is owned and operated by Thomas Nimene-Tweh alias the Original Countryman, focuses on helping to alleviate poverty and illiteracy in impoverished communities, through the provision of food, shelter, education, and basic healthcare.
The organization, as part of its mission, also provides a better and more sustainable gesture to humanity as well as carries out awareness in educating communities that remain threatened by disease, poverty, illiteracy, and disasters.
Christopher Neymar Vonziah, NTF General Manager, who spoke on behalf of Tweh and his wife on September 24, admonished parents to take the opportunity seriously by encouraging their children to do better.
"For this academic year, we have a total number of 148 students that will benefit from our scholarship program. Our total budget to be disbursed just for this year is US$29,105.96. Many thanks to my boss and his dear wife, Abigail Tweh, for their continuous support towards education in Liberia," he said.
Vonziah said NTF would continue to support as many children as possible to better their lives in Liberia.
According to him, the founder of the NTF has been doing extremely well in helping people back home.
He also disclosed that those currently benefiting from the scholarship scheme deserved it because of their proven academic performances. "I would urge every one of you to continue on that path," he urged.
“Whenever someone is helping you, you need to try as much as possible to help yourself. This program is overdue because most parents failed to send their children's grade sheets and information sheets on time. We need all those records before disbursing any funds," Vonziah added.
He said to remain on the scholarship; a beneficiary in grade school should maintain an average of 80 or above, while university students should present a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0, etc.
Vonziah also revealed that, in addition to the scholarship program, the Foundation has provided over $100,000.00 in interest-free loans to marketers.
He concluded by advising the beneficiary children to take their studies seriously to justify the scholarship so that it would encourage the Organization to continue to give support to other students.
For his part, the chairman of the God’s Grace Community in Upper Caldwell, Zack Bembo, urged parents and beneficiaries to also pray for Tweh and his family for God's blessing upon their lives.
He said what Tweh is doing for them is something worth commending, and as such, they should learn to always appreciate them for the kind gesture.
"It takes the heart of a human who will bring himself down to the extent that Tweh has come back home to help his people because he always hears that Liberians are poor and wants to ensure that his people's lives are transformed from poor to income-earners, as evidenced by what he is doing here today," he said.
Also speaking, the parents used the occasion to express gratitude to the Founder, for the priceless and humanitarian support in helping the future leaders of Liberia.
Meanwhile, parents of the scholarship students have assured the Founder of NTF that his efforts will not be forgotten. The occasion was also marked by career counseling and motivational speech from two students from the Louise Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia.