Doc Lawson to sponsor him through Elementary, Jr., and Sr. High School, College
Thirteen-year-old Natu Wolo’s worries about his education are over, thanks to Doc Lawson, president of DonamiSports, a United States and Liberia-based grassroots football development group with an extensive record in the country.
In a telephone interview with Doc Lawson yesterday, he said his organization has decided to respond to an article published in the Daily Observer that revealed that Master Wolo, though a good footballer at his age, cannot go to school because his parents cannot afford the school fees and other related cost.
“We have decided to sponsor Master Wolo from elementary through to college,” Doc Lawson said. “We’ll go with as much as how far he would travel in his education.”
Mr. Josiah Toe, coordinator of DonamiSports’ programs in Liberia, visited the home of Master Wolo to meet his parents and also paid a visit to a community school in Logan Town, Monrovia, to acquire the school’s information sheet and prepare for Master Wolo’s education. Master Wolo said the last school he attended he was in the 4th grade.
Master Wolo plays for the New Kru Town U12 All Stars Football Team that are currently playing in the City Series Football Challenge Cup tournament, organized by DonamiSports. It was his first time playing in the series and his side won 4-1 against their counterparts from the Township of West Point in central Monrovia. He even scored the first goal for his side.
His parents are Mr. Natu Wolo, Sr., and Mrs. Louise Wolo, a marketer. Wolo, Jr., comes from a family of three boys and one girl. He has a great understanding of the game at his age and he is a delight to see at play. His beautiful performance overshadows a future of great things for him in soccer, if the atmosphere continues to be favorable!
Doc Lawson told the Daily Observer that DonamiSports will be responsible for everything that would be needed for Wolo, Jr., to be in any school of his choice.
“We expect him to commit to his studies as well as we take the journey together,” Lawson added. Wolo’s next appearance will be in November when he leads his teammates to defend their title in Gbanrga, Bong County.
Also in a telephone interview, Master Wolo expressed gratitude to DonamiSports and assured Doc Lawson that his assistance is a support from God.
“I will make sure to go to school every day,” Wolo said. “I ask for God to bless Mr. Lawson in everything.”
DonamiSports, for the last ten years, has brought sports equipment in an estimated value of thousands of United States’ dollars for the YMCA-Liberia Grassroots Soccer League held in slum communities. Mr. Lawson played outdoor and indoor soccer in the United States.