Graduates of the Better Tomorrow Home Arts and Cosmetology School (BTHACS) have been urged to be education ambassadors in their respective communities.
Guest speaker Darius Cole gave the admonition over the weekend at the graduation program held at the BTHACS in Soul Clinic, Paynesville on behalf of representative aspirant Jerry P. Peters of District #4, Montserrado County.
“It is our hope that you graduates will at all times exhibit sound training at your public and private places of work that will bring honor and dignity to BTHACS and the nation,” Mr. Cole stressed.
In a brief statement, the proprietress and founder of BTHACS, Mrs. Nora Crusoe Flaboe, said through the grace of God, hard work, commitment and steadfastness, the school is on its way to greatness and success in Liberia.
In her valedictory address, Ms. Patience E. Jallah urged her fellow graduates to see their achievements at the BTHACS as the beginning of a long journey and should prepare for the unfolding challenges, constraints and difficulties in the years ahead.
“I wish to extend our special thanks to our parents, teachers, and sponsors for their unwavering support, tolerance, and understanding that led us to where we are in pursuit of our careers,” Ms. Jallah said.
Mr. Gabriel S. Flaboe Sr., husband of the proprietress, recounted that the house where the school is located was initially built for commercial purposes by the family.
But, Mr. Flaboe pointed out that he was amazed that his wife transformed the house into a dynamic and excellent educational entity that continues to play a pivotal role in the life of the Soul Clinic community.
On behalf of his family, he pledged three new sewing machines and urged the graduates to work hard and honestly as foot soldiers representing the institution at private and public places.
Several speakers at the program urged the graduates, parents, and sponsors to invest in their children to enable them to pursue vocational, technical and academic education.
During the fundraising and scholarship rally, chief launcher Julius Sele of the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) pledged L$100,000 and admonished the graduates to strive to attain more academic and vocational excellence, after which guests viewed several handiworks of the graduates on display for sale.
The program was attended by residents and well-wishers, many of whom made pledges to support the students’ efforts.