KEEP Dedicates US$5K Reading Room in Arthington

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Partial view of the reading room

With support from the Mesurado Consistory No. 237, Kids Educational Engagement Project (KEEP) over the weekend dedicated a reading room in Arthington, outside Monrovia.

The project is valued at U$5,500 (excluding books). The facility is to benefit over 250 students and those who love reading.

At the well-attended ceremony, Assistant Education Minister for Early Childhood Education, Felecia Doe-Somah called on parents to support school administrators, teachers and students for better education outcome.

Arthington Township was honored to receive the newly rehabilitated, and furnished reading room containing over five thousand books from KEEP.

“This reading room will help you to improve your mind, understanding, and thinking and will also open your mind to things that are happening around you. Reading with understanding will help to inform you, and prepare you to understand other subjects,” Madam Doe-Somah said.

She challenged parents in the community to work closely with the school’s administration to experience the difference in the learning of their children in preparing them for the future.

Mrs. Doe-Somah said supporting the teachers, and students will encourage them to remain focused and ensure that they pay attention to their education, while at home and on the school’s campus.

“We want children to be in class according to their age. Parents should send their children to school at age three and ensure that the children are placed in the beginning class to gradually climb the academic ladder to earn a sound and quality education,” Mrs. Doe-Somah said.

She said sending a child to school at an early age will enable them to graduate at a young age, because the body of a child is not waiting for anyone’s education.

“Read and then you will know better about some of the places around the world, but you will know the place better than people who live there. You can travel through the world by reading books,” she said.

She lauded KEEP’s executive director Brenda B. Moore for thinking about the children, especially to improve their reading skills.

Madam Doe-Somah applauded Mrs. Moore and her team for the hard-work in buttressing the ministry’s effort by building reading rooms around the country.

Mrs. Brenda Moore on the other hand, lauded the principal and the Arthington Association for the opportunity for KEEP and partners to assist the school.

Mrs. Moore said she is honored by the level of reception received from the principal and her team, which encouraged her to push more with the Mesurado Consistory No. 237 for funding.

She expressed gratitude to the staff of KEEP for the initiative and Mesurado Consistory No. 237 for the funding entrusted to her organization and confident built in KEEP for years.

Jerome O. Stephenson, principal of the school that received the reading room on behalf of the school and the township, expressed gratitude to KEEP and Mesurado Consistory No.237 for thinking about the township, especially rendering such support and service.

Mr. Stephenson said the room will be maintained and well taking care of by the school and the township.
He further said they’ve been gearing for opportunity for a long time and will serve as watch dogs in protecting and securing the facility.

Mr. Stephenson said Arthington was a disciplined and civilized community before the civil crisis and will not allow anyone to tarnish the good reputation of their community.

He challenged the parents to work closely with school administrations to experience the difference in the learning of their school-going children in preparing them for the future.

Mr. Stephenson said the room will be maintained and well taking care of by the school and the township.
He further said they’ve been gearing for opportunity for a long time and will serve as watch dogs in protecting and securing the facility.

Mr. Stephenson said Arthington was a disciplined and civilized community before the civil crisis and will not allow anyone to tarnish the good repetition of their community by burglary of the new facility.

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  • Anthony Kokoi is a young Liberian sports writer who has an ever-growing passion for the development of the game of football (soccer) and other sports. For the past few years, he has been passionately engaged in reporting the developments of the game in the country. He is an associate member of the Sports Writers Association of Liberia (SWAL). He is a promoter of young talents. He also writes match reports and makes an analysis of Liberian Football.

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