Ten sets of desktop computers have been presented to the Wilfred Kehleboe Gongloe Educational Resource Center by the Chairman of the Council of Patriots, Henry Pedro Costa. The computers were turned over to the Gongloe family on Saturday, 30 January in Monrovia.
On Saturday, 05 December, 2020, a structure which memorializes the classroom life of the teacher Wilfred Kehleboe Gongloe was comissioned in Glehyee Zorpea at a well attended ceremony, and during the commissioning Cllr. Tiawan Gongloe, oldest of the family members, threw out an SOS a call for help to the modern resource center to have computers and electricity that will help researchers and students to gather more information and gain computer literacy.
The center was constructed in the premises of the Glehyee Zorpea Public School in the Town of Glehyee Zorpea, Yarwin Mensonnoh District, Nimba County, by Teacher Gongloe’s 8 children.
Making the presentation on behalf of Costa at a well-attended programme, Mr. Sylvester Tevez Nah, said the donation was in fulfillment of the promise made to the Center by his boss on Tuesday, 29 December, having read about initiative in the media.
He said Costa believes that the late Teacher Gongloe strongly contributed to Liberia’s human resource development of yesterday’s generation who are today making tremendous strides for the better.
Expressing his gratitude for the gesture, Counselor Tiawan Saye Gongloe, eldest of the eight (8) siblings of the late Wilfred Kehleboe Gongloe and Elizabeth Menguah Gongloe, and Founder of the Center, thanked Henry Pedro Costa and the Council of Patriot.
He stated among many things that what Costa has exemplified his patriotism as Liberian in particular and a advocate in general in his native land.
Gongloe, 64, said education is the only sustainable way or tools to get rid of poverty wherever in whatever form and manner for that matter.
He said as children of the late teacher, he did not leave them with rubber farms neither gold nor diamond mines, but left them with knowledge which they are using today to firstly get themselves out of poverty and at the same time helping others as well.
“Our father’s vision was or is to see every family or resident of Glehyee Zorpea produce a degree holder during those days for which he used to beat on people children to go school and that has paid off,” Gongloe recalled.
He said Henry Pedro Costa is the first client of the Gongloe and Associates Incorporated to have made such a huge donation to the late teacher Wilfred Kehleboe Gongloe Education Resource Center as the consignment will be used for the intended purpose.
Commenting on national issues, Gongloe frowned on the government, mainly Information Minister, Ledgerhood Rennie, for threatening to close down a radio station because of free speech.
“Rennie, a Roman Catholic and former manager of the defunct Radio Veritas, should not have joined others to threaten a private radio station with closure. It baffled me because those were what we advocated for years back for which we today we have forgotten riches,” he noted.
Also speaking during the ceremony was Madam Edith Gongloe-Weh, one of the potential senatorial candidates in the December 8 election, and Dr. Yarsue Weh-Dorliae, the Advisor of the Board of Directors of the Center.
For madam Gongloe-Weh, she expressed that the Gongloes were extremely grateful to the Council of Patriot in general, but Henry Pedro Costa in particular, for the donation which will go a long way.
She said Costa has set the pace by the the donation, and as such the door is opened for any assistance from anywhere or whomsoever.
For his part, Dr. Yarsue Weh-Dorliae, Advisor to the Board of Directors of the Center paid tribute to Henry Costa for the donation as it stands to aid students maximize their learning potential in this digital age.
However, because of some pressing engagements, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Center, Counselor Philip Y. Gongloe; the Executive Director, Renee Gongloe-Gibson; and Board member, Representative Johnson Gweikolo of Electoral District #9, could not be present.
The structure has a huge auditorium, a library as well as offices and was constructed by the Gongloes including Tiawan Saye Gongloe, John Dakeayee Gongloe, Kehleboe Gongloe and Philip Y. Gongloe. Others were Edith Gongloe-Weh, Mercy Gongloe, Gloria Yei Gongloe-Mulbah and Renee Nohn Gongloe-Gibson.