BBS Activity Center Gets German Embassy Sponsorship

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A press statement issued during the weekend said the activity center was funded by the German Embassy to allow students continue to learn through play.

It may be recalled in 2014, Ms. Ollie White, proprietor of the school sought assistance for a special room at her school to be set up for children to continue to learn difficult concepts through play.

However the Ebola crisis that plagued the nation interrupted the process, the statement added.

Ms. White intimated that learners in many schools in Liberia including hers are accustomed to sitting cramped in classrooms all day copying from the chalkboard.

The activity center will provide diverse learning strategies with the hope of stimulating sustained results, the statement added.

Gracing the opening ceremony were German Ambassador to Liberia Ralph Timmerman and his wife, Renata, Mr. Dao Bono, representative from the Ministry of State, Firestone Liberia, Beautiful Beginnings School PTA, the students and well wishers.

According to the statement signed by the school’s proprietress Ollie White, the activity center cost a little over US$4,000.

In a statement Ambassador Timmermann, thanked Ms. White for the great work on the center with the funds she received.

He said he was impressed by the work done and promised to render more assistance that would continue to help her vision to accelerate learning at every level in Liberia.

The Ministry of State made a donation of 10 boxes of wonderful toys and pledged LD46,000.

Beautiful Beginnings School is situated at the Harbel Market, Margibi County.

The statement further disclosed that the school was established in June 2007 by Ms. Ollie White to provide quality, affordable and accessible education to children.

To address quality, the statement explained that the school uses research to inform its instruction.

To make it affordable, the tuition is comparatively low and to address access, the school is situated in the market where some low income families receive educational assistance in tuition from the Liberia-Ghana Missions, (L-GM) and 45 students are currently benefitting from this assistance.

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