Over the weekend President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf enthusiastically received Christmas presents from Liberian children at the LOLOGNTA children's hut in Fiamah Sinkor.
LOLOGNTA is a pre-school responsible for providing educational and moral support to underprivileged and less-fortunate children.
The school is an initiative of President Sirleaf and is managed by Madam Hester Catakaw, a veteran educator.
At the Christmas celebration, Madam Sirleaf was highly gratified with the number of children that gathered to share the festive season with her.
Making remarks, the Liberian leader described the kids as "leaders of a new Liberia that needs more financial and moral investment."
"The foundation of the nation depends on the kind of education provided to these children, “the President said.
She lauded the efforts of the management team of the school for their tireless efforts to positively impact the lives of the group of kids whose future was bleak until enrolling at the LOLOGNTA and are now faced with embracing a new future that looks brighter and more promising.
The President expressed her government's commitment to providing quality education at all levels of society. During the program the President was overwhelmed by speeches and gifts delivered by the children, which they delivered all by themselves without interference from the school’s administrators. A move which prompted Madam Sirleaf to laud the action taken by the kids, she said it demonstrates the quality of education being provided by school administrators.
Community leaders in the area announced that they have agreed to provide land for the purpose of constructing a modern more spacious building to accommodate more students into the program.
For her part, Representative Muna Pelham-Youngblood, extolled President Sirleaf for her endless support to children’s education and encouraged parents of her district to make use of the opportunity provided under the President’s initiative.