A US-based Liberian non-governmental organization, Growing Liberian Children (GLC), has presented an assortment of materials to its implementing partner, Aiding Liberia’s Children (ALC), for distribution to needy children in Monrovia.
ALC recently donated the clothes to Rhema Faith Academy (RFA) in Gardnersville, Jones Christian Academy (JCA) in Oldest Congo Town and the John F. Kennedy Hospital Maternity Center in Sinkor.
Presenting a carton of clothes to Jones Christian Academy in Congo Town, ALC chairman Sando Momolu said the materials were his organization’s way of identifying with the students and expressed hope that the items would be distributed to deserving students.
In response, the head of Jones Christian Academy, Bishop Emmanuel R. Jones, who is also a member of the ALC Board, thanked the organization for the materials and assured that the items would be given to deserving students.
Bishop Jones used the occasion to call on other Liberians to emulate GLC by reaching out to the needy.
He indicated that the government cannot do it all alone and therefore it is necessary that others who are able share with the needy, particularly children, to do so.
“We cannot wait on the government to do everything for us,” he said.
Growing Liberian Children (GLC) was founded by Rev. Malia E. Harris, a Liberian now living in San Diego, California, USA. Rev. Harris was the first principal of St Paul’s Presbyterian school in Gardnersville.
She was instrumental in the construction of the school during the 1980’s, when the late Rev. Abraham Sanvee served as pastor.
She surpassed those efforts in 2000 when she brought a group of her friends from the First Presbyterian Church in San Diego to Liberia to renovate the school.
Since 2007, GLC has been involved in many humanitarian works, including providing teaching materials, books, sewing machines, computers, and assorted materials to several schools.