Mr. Kerkulah M. Kamara, an aspirant in the Montserrado District #14 race, yesterday made a cash donation of L$25,000 to the Clara Town Assembly of God Mission School (AGM) for its library reconstruction project.
The school’s current enrollment is over 1,000 students.
Mr. Kamara said his donation was predicated upon a letter from the school asking for his assistance to repair the Library.
“Knowing that students perform exceptionally where there is a better-stocked Library, I thought it wise to come and assist you in this venture,” he said.
“This is an initial contribution and I hope that this Library would also serve students from the community. It is my prayer that my little support would catalyze other donations toward the project.”
The school’s principal, Jikayea Teh, thanked Mr. Kamara, who he also described as a “former student,” for the contribution. He said Kamara is the only person that has made a contribution toward the project.
“We are grateful, but we are not surprised that you would come to contribute for the sake of the students,” the principal said. “We want to call on others to emulate your example.”
In separate remarks, senior students Arthur Jackson and Othello Kollie, expressed their thanks and appreciation on behalf of their fellow students, for the donation.
Jackson hailed Mr. Kamara for his recent but timely contribution of rice and working tools for the cleaning of the SKD Community’s fetid drainages.
Jackson, one of the workers, said the week-long clean-up campaign of drainages in five slum communities around District #14, Montserrado County was rewarding.
“Hats off to Mr. Kamara. We highly appreciate his gesture, including the erection of the Youth Center where most of us go to discuss community, national and international issues,” Kollie stressed.
It may be recalled that at the end of this year’s Ramadan, Eight Congregational Mosques (also called Friday Mosques) in five communities in the district benefited from food items, worth over L$310,000 from Mr. Kamara.
Mr. Kamara manages the Kerkula M. Kamara Foundation, a humanitarian organization, which provides relief to poor communities in the district.
Clara Town Assembly of God Mission (AGM), which is affectionately known as the Scorpions’ Kingdom, was established in 1982 and became a secondary school in 2002.