Buchanan City is expected to host a modern and well-capacitated academy for underprivileged children, Saya Doe-Sio, chair and founder of the Annie Doe Memorial has said.
According to Madam Doe-Sio, the school, which would be free, is expected to open its doors to the public mid 2014 with a capacity to serve at least 200 kids at elementary level.
In an interview in Buchanan City, Grand Bassa County, Madam Doe-Sio noted that the 14-classroom building is nearing completion and will include a modern computer lab, where students will have the opportunity to study with support from United States-based teachers that will improve the capacity of locals.
“This will be the first modern academy in Grand Bassa because of the state-of-the-act equipment that will be provided. We have a partnership with some Americans to assist in the areas of computer education, English and phonics,” Madam Doe-Sio indicated.
The construction of a modern school and clinic is an initiative of the Annie Doe Foundation, a project that focuses on providing free primary Christian education to 200 kids annually, provides free family health care and women literacy and empowerment programs.
The foundation at the same time provided over 100 dresses, pens and toys for children in the Sugar Cane Farm Community in Buchanan at the weekend.
According to the founder, her dream started a year ago when the foundation was officially launched in the United States with the sole purpose of giving back to her community where she grew up as a child.
“I was confronted with similar challenges the kids are experiencing today. If I can get an education and reach to this level in life, they could also do the same. They have a lot of potentials and I feel we need to help develop capacity for a brighter future,” she added.