The Liberia Football Association (LFA) topflight champions, Nimba United on Friday presented a check for LD$75,000 to the student council government of the G. W. Gibson High School.
The President and CEO of the club Mr. Saye-taayor A. Dolo made the presentation during the inauguration of the student leadership and promised to give more support if the amount is properly utilized.
Mr. Dolo encouraged the students to chase their dreams, but noted that their aspirations will only be achieved when they remain humble.
He advised the new leadership to be aware of the consequences of their decisions as leaders, and “humility is leadership.”
Mr. Dolo also admonished the students to take their education very seriously as it is a major means of earning a bright future. “It is unfortunate that we live in a society where the older people are more educated than the younger ones. And this is one of Liberia’s major problems. Therefore, it is important that you pay more attention to your education,” he said.
He emphasized that in a given society where the older people are more educated than the younger ones, if nothing is done to reverse the trend, such a society will be doomed to fail. “You are our future leaders and if you do not prepare yourselves adequately for the task that lies ahead, where will we be heading?”
The Nimba United FC president also told the students that while they strive for excellence, they should also be mindful of their attitude towards the men and women who are preparing them for the future.
Mr. Dolo then admonished the student leadership to remain focus on their goals and urged the president, Musa Konneh, not to be carried away by the title but rather work collectively to ensure the growth of the institution.
Nimba United Football Club is a first division team in the LFA National League and it is based in Mount Barclay, Montserrado County.