As Alfalit celebrates 10 years of mission in Liberia, its visiting international president, Dr. Joseph Milton, has underscored the need for the Liberian Government, stakeholders and Liberians to support Alfalit Liberia and the Liberia-Ghana Missions.
Last week, the administration and student government of the United Methodists University (UMU) commended Dr. Milton for his support to 81 students through the Liberia-Ghana Missions.
Dr. Milton and Rev. Emmanuel Giddings, CEO of Alfalit Liberia, were commended when they paid a one day visit to the university in Monrovia.
In a welcome statement, the President of the UMU, Prof. Johnson Gwaikolo, thanked Dr. Milton for his financial support to the education of Liberians, especially the Liberia–Ghana Missions (LGM) scholarship beneficiaries at the university.
“We are pleased to say that the LGM’s support to the school is a major help to the students. The support we get from the organization is on a regular basis without any problems or issues in terms of the organization living up to its financial commitment.”
“We are very grateful to you, Dr. Milton, for such support to our students, and we thought that during your brief stay here in our country we must say thank you.”
The UMU president called on Dr. Milton for further partnership with the institution as it is currently constructing its new campus on the Robertsfield Highway, outside Monrovia.
Speaking on behalf of the scholarship beneficiaries, the president of the United Methodist Student Government, Jah Wolobah Beyan, said the L-GM-supported students have proven to be some of the brightest students in the university.
According to Beyan, L-GM’s support to the sponsored students mean that they no longer have to worry about raising funds to pay their school fees, which he said has contributed to the students’ brilliant performance in their academic work. He pleaded with Dr. Milton for more support to the university and other underprivileged students.
In response, Dr. Milton reassured the university that as long as L-GM sponsored students study their lessons and maintain the required grade point average, he would continue to support them.
He added that the future of Liberia’s development deeply lies in the quality of education the youths receive.
“Alfalit Liberia and the Liberia–Ghana Missions have impacted over 100,000 lives and we are committed to continuing what we started 10 years ago,” Dr. Milton concluded.
With no outside support, Dr. Milton is the only financial backer of the Liberia–Ghana Missions and Alfalit Liberia.