The president of Alfalit Liberia is scheduled to arrive in the country on Sunday, October 9 for a thanksgiving celebration for 10 years of the organization’s service to youth and adult literacy education in Liberia since 2006.
Dr. Joseph Milton’s visit is aimed at offering more support to the Liberia–Ghana Missions and Alfalit Liberia. He will also review and assess the current programs and status of the two organizations’ impacts in supporting education and adult literacy in Liberia. Dr. Milton’s visit is also intended to strengthen commitments, renew friendships and remain engaged in buttressing the government of Liberia’s education drive.
While in the country, according to a release, Dr. Milton will hold meetings with Vice President Joseph Boikai, officials of the United States Embassy in Monrovia, and the USAID Mission Director. He will visit at least five of Alfalit Liberia’s literacy centers and L-GM’s partner institutions and adopted schools in and outside of Monrovia.
In keeping with the itinerary, Dr. Milton will on Monday October 10, meet with Vice President Joseph N. Boikai at his Capitol building office. He will also visit with the National Governors Council of Liberia and later meet with the Women in Peace Building Network.
On October 12, Dr. Milton will visit the Women of Grace for Sustainability and Holistic Development, an L-GM partner institution, to meet with L-GM beneficiaries. He will meet with Educational Promoters in the Chocolate City Community and after that travel to Bong County and
Harbel, Firestone, where he will meet with the Taylor Ta United Methodist School and beneficiaries of the Alfalit literacy program.
Meanwhile on Tuesday, October 18, Alfalit Liberia will hold its thanksgiving service at the organization’s head office to thank Dr. Milton and his international partners for their tireless support to Alfalit Liberia and the Liberia-Ghana Missions, and to celebrate 10 years of dedicated service to education in Liberia.
The Director of Alfalit Liberia, Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings, said preparations for Dr. Milton and the observance of Alfalit Liberia’s 10-year anniversary is ongoing and that the October 18 event is expected to bring together over 300 people from the private sector, the government and all its partner institutions and adopted schools.
“The visit of Dr. Milton is special and Alfalit Liberia attaches more importance to reaching 10 consecutive years of committed support to youths and adult education in Liberia. We are committed to this cost and therefore want to reassure the Liberian people that Alfalit Liberia is here to stay,” Rev. Giddings said.
“Alfalit Liberia is inviting people from the government, embassies the private sector and as well our partner institutions and adopted school who can tell the impact of what the institution has been doing in Liberia,” he said.
As part of the celebration, individuals who have meaningfully contributed to the growth and development of Alfalit Liberia will be honored at the October 18 thanksgiving program.