The Rotary Club of Monrovia (RCM) has renovated at the cost of US$2K the badly damaged stairway to ensure the safe movement of students at the Liberia Marketing Association School (LMA), located at Waterside in Monrovia.
According to the President of RCM, Monique Cooper-Liverpool, the stairway was renovated at the request of the LMA to create a safe learning environment for their children. The deplorable condition of the stairs resulted in injuries sustained by several students while climbing to and from their classes.
Madam Liverpool disclosed that her humanitarian organization is engaged in advancing education, health, and many relief ventures.
“Education is paramount to the development of our country, especially to our children and by renovating the stairs to enable our children to have easy access to their classrooms is very important and we are proud that the next semester will be a successful one for the students,” she said.
Madam Liverpool urged the students to serve as ambassadors for their school and country by portraying positive and peaceful behavior.
“I encourage you as students to exhibit good character by educating your friends about the school and avoid all things that will lead you on the bad path. You must do great things that will contribute to building your society and make Liberia proud,” she told them.
The principal of the school, Mr. Emmanuel Nah, lauded the efforts of the Rotary Club Monrovia for bringing smiles to the faces of his young students for whom the past deplorable condition of the stairs had posed a danger.
The school is from nursery to the 6th grade.
He explained that the early childhood development program at the LMA School is making a great impact on the lives of the students and convenient for parents who are selling in the market and can’t afford to send their children to distant schools.
He said the program made it easy for parents who are now satisfied with the level of education their children are receiving in an environment where they (parents) carry on their businesses and can still easily monitor their children being educated in the same facility.
Student Council President Emmanuel Tamba, with joy, appreciated the humanitarian organization for responding to their cry for the renovation work to be done.
“Months ago it was difficult for us to climb to our classrooms because our school’s stairs were very terrible and many days our parents used to worry once we are climbing the stairs because so many of our friends would fall in the process. Now we are very happy to see a very beautiful work as the school is about to open,” Tamba said.
He called on his friends to follow good behavior and be good citizens. “When you are trained, you will become a great person in our society.”