Monrovia – The Bravid Washington Harris Episcopal School Alumni Association United States of America (BWHESAA-USA), has given back to its alma mater with the donation of several technological and other educational materials and others to the school.
Also known as “The DC Metro Chapter,” the organization said the initiative is geared towards improving learning at the Episcopal-run high school.
Speaking at ceremony marking the turnover of the educational materials to the school, the Liaison of the B.W. Harris Alumni-USA and Alumni Association-Liberia, Mr. Adolf VKP Sackey, said the gesture is one of the primary objectives for which the alumni was established.
According to him, the provision of advanced technology and scholarship opportunities to the students of B.W. Harris remain cardinal goals of the organization.
“Today, we have come to put smiles on the faces of the students at our alma mater and let the world know that education in a more advanced technological way is our priority for the children of Liberia, yea B.W. Harris School,” said Mr. Sackey.
He disclosed that the donation of the materials came on the heel of a proposal by the Principal of the B.W. Harris School, Mr. Hilary Collins, to BWHESAA-USA National Chair Joanna Hawah Freeman Richards about the need to advance learning at institution (B.W. Harris School).
He pointed out that the project, dubbed “Projector in every classroom,” was approved by members of the DC Metro Chapter during the tenure of its former President, Mona B. Diggs.
“The officers and members of the DC Metro Chapter are committed to raising the education standard of our alma mater through technology, and we will continue to sponsor technology at the school."
"We are very happy that all the equipment has arrived at the school and the children will benefit,” Mr. Sackey quoted a statement by the organization’s current President, Tayonnoh Roberts Gray.
Receiving the donated educational equipment, the Principal of the School, Mr. Hilary W. Collins, lauded the B.W. Harris Alumni-USA Chapter for the kind gesture.
“On behalf of the B.W. Harris Episcopal School, I want to thank you ever so much for this lauded initiative."
"I want to, especially thank you for remembering your school, while you are away from home. By this, it tells me how much you love this school,” Mr. Collins asserted.
He then urged students of the institution to emulate the good example of the alumni to give back to the school when they shall have graduated.
Meanwhile, the donated materials included: 14 pieces of project screens, 15 projectors, 10 pieces of laptop and four hundred pieces of armless chairs to be used in the school’s auditorium. The alumni also provided 49 scholarships for deserving students.
Report by Emmanuel Weedee-Conway