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Two of Liberia’s distinguished learning institutions in Kakata, Margibi County were proud recipients of donations made by Vice President Joseph Boakai who has been working to transform Liberia’s dying educational system in an effort to put it on part with others n the sob-region.

The Booker Washington Institute (BWI) and the Lango Lappaye High School have made enormous strides in transforming youths into productive citizens by providing them quality technical skills and good preparatory high school education.

Built several decades ago, Lango Lappaye remains the leading public school in Margibi County while BWI stands out as Liberia’s lead technical skill training establishment, training and equipping Liberians in many technical disciplines.

VP Boakai’s donation include variety of books as well as modern steeled arm-chairs which were brought in to address different constraints being faced by two learning entities that also undergoing massive resuscitation.

The chairs may not have come any other better time when the two entities are scavenging for support as they endeavor to strengthen their capacities ahead of the reopening of schools.

VP Boakai told upbeat staffs his feelings and how the books and chairs will benefit the students. “A couple of months ago, we received a consignment of books as well as school chairs; what I like about these chairs is that they come in pieces and we have to put them together; I think they give us an idea how our children and our school chairs should look like because to transport chairs that bulky where you don’t have luxury of vehicle is difficult. But you have them this way where they can be assembled as easily as possible,” VP Boakai said as he presented the consignment to the authorities of BWI.

Students of the BWI assembled the chairs without defects much to the satisfaction of VP Boakai. He said it has been his desire to engage students of the BWI who are technically inclined, adding “and also we will like to see that this place becomes that technical institution as a pride to Liberia.”
VP Boakai said he had been engaged with students of the institution over the past months to assemble chairs presented to other entities in Nimba and other areas.

The Administration of BWI thanked the VP for the donation. According to the administration, the donation of the books and chairs are timely as they are undertaking massive renovation.

“These are timely donations for us; we hope we can work together more on this; let me say further that the project you initiated is helping our students in trying to understand national service because they are around the country, putting the chairs together and teaching the people how to maintain the chair,” BWI Principal said.

“This is a good step for us as a technical school and we look forward to doing more of this along with you.” Also, the administration of the Lango Lappaye thanked VP Boakai for the donation and it said it came at the time the school is facing constraints.

“The donation is commendable; for the office of the Vice President to donate steel armed chairs along with five boxes of books for us by our institution,” Principal Robert Zayzay told reporters.

Principal Zayzay indicated that the administration would be working with PTA for the adequate maintenance of the chairs. “Lango Lapaye is the only public high school here with more than two thousands students, and these are some of our constraints – chairs and other instructional materials. With this donation, we know that it is going to reduce, not eliminate, some of the constraints,” he said.

“We want to thank the office of the Vice President for this initial donation because we know more will come. Principal Zayzay called on students to own the books and chairs and use them with a sense of responsibility.

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