The Greater Monrovia Lion Club has donated at least 20 mattresses to a Liberian school for the Blind in Virginia, outside Monrovia.
Presenting the donation, the president of the Greater Monrovia Lion Club, Lioness Eva David Reed, said the donation was prompted from a visit to the government-owned institution last year as part of their regular visits to assist the needy ones and it was during said visit that they took notice of several needed things for the institution as well, which included students sleeping on worn-out mattresses and hard boards.
She said the Club also observed that the building hosting the institution needed some renovation and that their presentation included the assessment for such work to be carried out; however, they were told that the government had already begun the process of renovating the building.
Receiving the mattresses on behalf of the school, the Vice Principal, Eve Nyfort thanked the Greater Monrovia Lion Club for the donation which is a great help for the institution.
Madam Nyfort said the donation will now give her students comfort of rest at night to enable them get ready for the next day and she also outlined some other needs for the students such as the need for a six-class room building to enable them get good learning environment.
The school’s Vice Principal said transportation is also another dire need for the students because the school, being a boarding school, if it is accessible to its own transportation, would help transport students or staff members who may fall sick on campus or even at night.
Meanwhile, the Greater Monrovia Lion Club has committed itself to help in building the six-classroom school annex.The donation saw several members of the humanitarian club dressed up in their attires on the compound of the Liberia School for the Blind on that cloudy Sunday afternoon even though the compound was greeted by quietude because students are now on vacation.