The B. W. Harris Episcopal School Alumni Association in the United States (BWHESAA-USA), has ‘given back’ to its alma mater several computers and other educational materials.
Also known as “The DC Metro Chapter,” the organization said the donation was intended to improve learning at the Episcopal-run high school.
The donation includes 14 projector screens, 15 projectors, 10 laptops and four hundred chairs for the school’s auditorium. The alumni also provided 49 scholarships for deserving students.
The Liberia chapter’s liaison officer, Adolf V.K.P. Sackey, receiving the donation, said the gesture was one of the objectives for which the alumni was established. The provision of advanced technology and scholarship opportunities to the students of B.W. Harris were also important to the organization, said Sackey.
“Today, we have come to put smiles on the faces of the students of our alma mater and let the world know that education in a more advanced technological way is our priority for the children of Liberia, yea, B.W. Harris School,” Sackey said.
He disclosed that the donation of the items resulted from a proposal from the school’s principal Hilary Collins to BWHESAA-USA national chair Joanna Hawah Freeman Richards.
He pointed out that the project, dubbed “Projector in every classroom,” was approved by members of the DC Metro Chapter during the tenure of its former president, Mona B. Diggs.
“The officers and members of the DC Metro Chapter are committed to raising the educational standard of our alma mater through technology, and we will continue to sponsor technology at the school. We are very happy that all the equipment arrived at the school and the students will benefit,” Sackey quoted a statement by the organization’s current president, Tayonnoh Roberts Gray.
Responding, principal Collins lauded the B.W. Harris Alumni-USA Chapter for the kind gesture.
“On behalf of the B.W. Harris Episcopal School, I want to thank you for this initiative. I want to especially thank you for remembering your school, while you are away from home. By this, it tells me how much you love this school,” Collins said.
He urged the students to emulate the example of the alumni to “give back” after they leave the school.