The Rotary Club of Monrovia and its support partners will soon dedicate a US$100,000 six-classroom school in Ben Town, Marshall City, in Margibi County. This development represents another demonstration of the Club’s regular service to the needy, humanity and society.
The disclosure of the Ben’s Town School project was made over the weekend during a charity ball at the Executive Pavilion in Monrovia.
Commenting on Rotary International’s global initiatives, Rotarian Milton B. Weeks disclosed that a few years ago, Rotarians were able to raise US$200 million. As a result of that accomplishment, computer magnate and philanthropist, Bill Gates, gave Rotarians an assist by matching that amount to supplement the Rotary Club’s development projects around the world.
The Rotary Club of Monrovia explained that a majority of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) and UNICEF’s vaccination programs are funded by Rotary International’s clubs’ financial contributions.
He further disclosed that those international agencies and local medical-related institutions provide professional coordination services in order for the supply of medical items to reach the needy, targeted in countries around the world.
In a brief statement at the charity ball, Rotary Club of Monrovia president, Milton B. Weeks, pointed out that the Ben Town School will be completed this week and turned over early next year to the Liberian Government.
The Rotary Club’s local boss also intimated that the school will be furnished with state-of-the-art (up to date) equipment; a computer lab and a reading room for the students and teachers will also be made available.
Rotarian Weeks added that in order to ensure quality learning at the Ben Town School, the Rotary Club of Monrovia plans a residential quarters for teachers assigned to the school.
In another development, Rotarian Weeks has disclosed that beginning 2014, the Rotary Club of Monrovia would collaborate with the Ministry of Transport (MOT) to carry out awareness and public education on the newly installed traffic lights in Monrovia and its environs.
Mr. Weeks continued that sometime next year, the Rotary Club would begin its twice-a-year medical outreach to communities in some parts of Montserrado County that are challenged with acute shortages of health and medical supplies.
Shedding light on his Club’s other projects, Rotarian Weeks told the guests in attendance that the charity organization has established an internet café in Tappita; solar panels are being installed to enhance a 24-hour operation of the communication facility in Nimba County.
As a part of its traditional service to humanity and greater Liberia, Rotarian Weeks explained that next year, the Rotary Club of Monrovia would resume the beautification of the nation’s capital by providing street lights.
“We want people of all backgrounds to consider giving back—and in so doing, put smiles on the faces on those in needy communities,” Rotarian Weeks pleaded.