As a way to respond to the problem of scarcity of textbooks in schools in post-war Liberia, the Grand Bassa County Association (GBCA), based in the United States of America (USA), has donated a consignment of 10,000 textbooks and 100 computers to the county for distribution in various schools.
The donation from Bassa citizens in the United States is to be distributed to every school operating in the county.
Some of the schools to benefit are the Bassa High School and the Grand Bassa Community College.
Making the donation on Monday, April 14, the president of GBCA, Jerome Gaymeh, said the union is collaborating with several other partners in the states to donate these consignments to the county.
According to him, GBCA and its partners acquired 40,000 modern textbooks and 100 computers for schools in the county. Out of that amount, there were able to ship 10,000 textbooks and all 100 computers in the first batch, with the balance 30,000 books to be shipped later.
Making the donation, Mr. Gaymeh explained that out of the 100 computers, 50 were part of Indian River State College’s contribution while St. Louise College in Florida, USA were responsible for donating the other 50 along with the 10,000 books.
Mr. Gaymeh assured the people of the county that GBCA remains committed to improving the lives of Basonians through education.
He thanked Representative Robertson Siaway of District # 5 and Senator Gbehzohngar Findley for their tireless efforts in ensuring that their dreams become reality.
For his part, Grand Bassa County electoral District # 5 Representative Robertson Siaway, acknowledged the U.S.-based organization for honouring the call and providing educational material to the students of Grand Bassa.
Representative Siaway told the GBCA president that giving back to Bassa is the surest way of contributing to its rebuilding process.
“Bassa can be developed if its citizens put the county’s interest first and forget about all other things to work together as one people. I think this will promote our county and Liberia as a whole,” he indicated.
The Lawmaker used the occasion to call on other citizens of the county that are residing in the diaspora to give back to their people.
Receiving the items on behalf of the schools, the president of Grand Bassa Community College, Levi Zangar, said the donation came at a moment were everybody is hungry for education in the county’s schools.
Mr. Zangar then assured the GBCA that the donation would be used for its intended purpose and called on citizens to emulate the good example of the organization.