The Liberia Swedish Association (LSA) as part of giving back to its community has been visiting and donating Christmas items to several institutions.
The institutions include the Redemption Hospital, the Dujar Technical College and, the Center For The Advancement Of Liberian Youths (CFTAOLY) among others.
The head of the LSA delegation, Mr. Francis Mensah, speaking to the INQUIRER at a well organized Christmas party for over two hundred children at the Gardnersville Town Hall recently noted that the event was planned by his delegation as a means of making the children happy during the Christmas season.
He said based on the initiative of the LSA the Christmas party and other events were organized as a means of identifying with fellow Liberians especially the children and those in need.
At the Gardnersville Town Hall several assorted items were distributed among the over two hundred children while they were also feted with some traditional Liberian dishes.
The LSA also visited the CFTAOLY in Paynesville where some orphans who reside at the center were also feted and donation of rice and other items were made by the Swedish based Liberians.
As a mean of fostering the country’s manpower development, the LSA also visited the Dujar Technical College where a scholarship fund in honor of a late member of LSA, Germaine Verdier was launched to benefit some deserving students at the college.
According to Mr. Mensah, the LSA in collaboration with some learning institutions in Sweden will be working to equip the Library at the Dujar High School in Gardnersville.
Mr. Mensah said the effort by the LSA is an initial move that is to be followed up on a yearly basis noting that “we might move to other counties next year.”
Meanwhile the LSA head of delegation has extended the organization’s sincere thanks and appreciation to the Linkopping University Hospital in Sweden for the items donated to the Redemption Hospital. He also lauded LSA member Wendell Dargardo Norlinge for lobbying with the University Hospital for the items.
Mr. Mensah also lauded members of the LSA who transported themselves to Liberia to form part of the delegation. They include Gladys Tenneh Mwah, LSA vice President; Mrs. Jeletoh Chea, Secretary; Messrs Jay Jappah, Barry Karomh, Daniel Sherman and Ms. Oretha Mennoh.