— Commences distribution of 70,000 dozens of exercise books to schools in Montserrado County
To complement parents’ efforts in the ongoing school year, the management of the Liberia Petroleum Refining Company (LPRC) has embarked on the distribution of 70,000 dozens of exercise books to public schools in Montserrado County, especially within the Bushrod Island Community where its presence is felt.
The distribution exercise, which began on Thursday, March 25, 2021, with the Gibraltar Islamic Foundation, Jerusalem School System, Agape International Daycare, Gibraltar Community Academy, and All Nations Evangelical Mission in Gibraltar community and Marvii Sonii Elementary and Junior High, is expected to continue in other parts of the country, including Nimba, Grand Bassa, Bomi, respectively.
The exercise books, which are branded with the LPRC logo also, had a safety tip of Covid-19 boldly printed on them.
Speaking on behalf of the Managing Director, Ms. Marie Urey Coleman, the Acting Corporate Affairs Manager of the company, Mr. William K. Morris, said the donation was a demonstration of the entity’s commitment to the Government of Liberia Pro-poor Agenda for Development and Prosperity.
Mr. Morris narrated that the purpose of the LPRC’s Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) is to give back to communities; take part in Philanthropic causes and provide positive social values.
He further said that President George M. Weah has emphasized the importance of quality education that he is so desirous for Liberia and its future generation.
And owing to that, our boss Madam Coleman has taught it wise to support that quest for sound and quality education by producing several exercise copybooks to be able to distribute them to various schools within Montserrado County said Mr. Morris.
He said, “LPRC was not only established to provide a quality product on the market but as part of our CSR, “we do these things to the various communities so that the people can feel and have a sense of responsibility knowing fully where that the company belongs to them (Liberian people).
“If you may recall, the heat of the Covid-19 we came back in these same communities to distribute buckets, cash and detergents. “We have been doing this for a while, so this is not just our first time, and LPRC is always in the business of reaching out to the people of the community as part of our CRS.”
Receiving the donations on behalf of their respective institutions, both Mr. Joseph Kollie of the Marvii Sonii Elementary and Junior High and Mr. Foday Kawah of the Gibraltar Community Academy thanked the management of LPRC for the gesture and assured them that the books would be put to good use.
They appealed to other organizations, groups, bodies, institutions and non-governmental organizations to emulate LPRC.