The Liberian Education Trust, Lone Star Cell GSM Company and the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of one new library in Moilakwelleh, Bokomu District, Gbarpolu County.
The project is valued at US$50, 000. According to a release, the Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Ms. Maureen Shaw, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Liberian Education Trust; Mr. Massaquoi Kamara, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Lone Star Cell Foundation and Ally. Ramses T. Kurrthuyah, Executive Director, Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment
The check was presented directly to LACE to oversee the construction of one library, which will be turned over to the Liberian Education Trust Lone Star Cell GSM Company, and the Ministry of Education before the new academic year begins in September 2013. The library will benefit over 1,250 school children and seven hundred community members from Bokomu, Belleh and Goeh Wualala Districts in Gbarpolu County.
The Liberian Education Trust is buttressing the work of the Ministry of Education in developing a culture of reading in the Liberian society through its reading and library programs.
The release also added that the Liberian Education Trust will continue to work with funding donors, partners and the Ministry of Education to construct modern libraries in many other communities, especially in rural Liberia in order for children to have access to books so as to enable them to think critically, comprehend and make independent decisions, which will affect their lives positively.