The Liberian Education Trust (LET), an education-related organization, has presented a check for US$30,000 to 267 disadvantaged females as a way of contributing to the educational system of the country.
Liberian Education Trust (LET) was established to support the restoration of basic education in Liberia.
Making the presentation yesterday, LET Program Manager, Mr. Jerome Digler, said the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of State provided a grant of $30.000.00 USD, which is being directed to providing scholarships for six LET implementing partners that would be used to pay tuition and fees for them.
According to him, LET currently has fifteen partners, nine of these partners had already received US$48,000.00.
He said the remaining of the disbursed checks of the totaling USD $28,500.00 where given to six partners with the intention of providing scholarships for the 267 disadvantaged girls in four counties.
Mr. Digler added these amounts will cover the first and second semester tuition/fees of the school year.
He noted that the six partners received US$5,000.00 each for their disadvantaged beneficiaries.
Those six partners who received the US$ 5,000.00 include: COHDA from Bong County with 64 beneficiaries; BUCCOBAC from Grand Bassa with 30; AWANGA from Nimba County with 65; and Maummar Gadhafi from Montserrado County with 48.
Others are Measuagoon of Montserrado with 30 beneficiaries while the Christian Foundation Mission, also in Montserrado, has 30.
He further detailed that his organization intends to use the amount of US$1,500.00 for 20 partners for monitoring and supervision totaling USD $30,000.
At the same time, LET and IBI international awarded three laptops to deserving female students from their respective institutions of higher learning through a scholarships grant.
Those awarded are Louise Tarnue and Seiena Tarnue from the University of Liberia and Watta Browne from Cuttington University College. They are currently reading Accounting, Management and Economics respectrively.
He said the award was a promise made to the students
It can be recalled that in 2013, LET disbursed a total of $2,335 USD to the three students as two full semesters’ tuition and other fees.
“The three laptops are in fulfillment of the earlier grant agreement signed between the LET and IBI International,” said Mr. Digler.
Mr. Digler disclosed that since the inception of the program the three students have maintained the B average that was set as the standard requirement for honoring the scholarship.
“We do appreciate them and hope that they will prove themselves up to the end of the program,” he added.
For his part, IBI International Representative, Mohammed Jawara, promised that his institution would do all it could to promote the education of women in Liberia.
He, however, urged recipients to use the laptops wisely stating that it would help them maintain their grades.
The students thanked LET and IBI International for their support and promised that they would maintain their three-point-plus grade averages.