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first_imgThe project director of TrustAfrica-Liberia, a pan African foundation with headquarters in Dakar, Senegal, has extended assistance to the Revival Temple Assembly of God Mission High School in Wood Camp and the Royal Christian Foundation Institute (RCFI) in the 72nd Neezoe community.Attorney-at-Law Kanio Bai Gbala presented five bundles of zinc to both schools that were recently affected by torrential rains and heavy windstorms which damaged three schools in Electoral District#3 in Montserrado County.The donation was in response to an appeal for help from the principal of RCFI, Siaka Wilson, after a storm had damaged the right wing of the school near his office. Wilson said an earlier appeal to some of the stakeholders and other prominent residents did not materialize. He further explained how the damaged section had delayed their instructional period by two weeks, but expressed gratitude to Atty. Gbala for his timely intervention, through which the damaged portion of the school has been repaired. “The project director for TrustAfrica-Liberia, one Kanio Gbala, came to our rescue. He gave us two bundles of zinc. The national principals association came with some funding,” Wilson told reporters over the weekend. He called on other well-meaning Liberians to emulate the good example of Atty. Gbala by at least visiting the campus to identify with the administration of the school during its predicament. While RCFI has repaired the damage and strengthened the roof against a recurrence, Revival Temple AGM is appealing for more assistance to complete the renovation works. Six classrooms were affected. Vice president for instruction Edwin Kalama said the incident has led to the merger of two classes in one room.Kalama said the situation is hampering the delivery of sound academic instruction to the students and noted the contribution of Kanio.“We have been communicating with other philanthropic institutions. We wrote them for assistance, but only Atty. Kanio Gbala came to our rescue. We were really surprised by his donation on the morning of the incident because we didn’t write or call him,” Kalama told reporters recently.For Atty. Gbala, the gesture is his “little way” of contributing to the country’s education sector. He then urged the authorities of the Ministry of Education to raise some support for schools that are still struggling in the aftermath of the storm in District #3. Atty. Gbala, a resident of District #3 is the founder and chief executive officer of the Friends of District #3, a philanthropic, educational and developmental group working to build unity in the district.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgStarting this Sunday, Seventh-day Adventists across the country will embark on the annual ‘ingathering’ campaign – a community service outreach during which the church solicits funds from the community to help with its humanitarian programme.Last year the church spent well over $55.3 million in humanitarian assistance, which ranged from the construction of homes to school feeding programmes among other initiatives.In an invited comment, Director of Community Service of the Guyana Conference of Seventh-day Adventist, Pastor Jumoul Sancho, quoted John Holmes who said, “There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”The Seventh-day Adventist Church last year built this house in Amelia’s Ward, LindenHe said this is exactly what the annual harvest ingathering of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is all about.“Your generous contributions in the past have enabled us to reach down and lift thousands of persons throughout Guyana in the past.”According to Pastor Sancho, during 2017, the church was able to build and renovate 10 houses for homeless persons and a few bus sheds in several communities.“Our 223 congregations in Guyana have given out more than 6000 food hampers to the needy; 30 churches conducted weekly feeding programmes for school children and the elderly; moreover, we have had free health fairs conducted in several communities,” Pastor Sancho said.He added that “many of our churches have also offered relief for fire victims as well as medical, education, transportation and welfare assistance.” This year he said the church’s desire is to lift more persons higher and as such is inviting to once again give generously and “help us bring hope to hopeless.”Meanwhile, Pastor Sancho gave a breakdown of how the funds solicited last year were used: $28.8 million went to 30 weekly feeding programmes; $15.3 million was used to distribute over 10,000 food hampers; $6 million was injected into building and renovating 10 homes; $1.8 million was spent on relief for fire victims; $1.225 million on education assistance; $250,000 on building three bus sheds; $1 million in medical assistance; and some $960,000 on transportation assistance.last_img read more

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