Canada-based philanthropist helps Liberian women group

Krish Roopnarine and his wife

By: Draper C. Tolborh Sr.

Luke 6:38 says, “Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Canada-based Philanthropist krish Roopnarine lives by this Biblical principle.

Roopnarine, a native of Chase Village in Trinidad and Tobago, migrated to Canada in 2010 and commenced his charitable work in 2013.

He maintains that the art of giving is simply defined as “giving from the heart without any expectation of something in return. True giving and happiness are deeply connected and they both come from a place deep within our souls”

He adds: “whether you’re donating money or time, giving promotes happiness, draws us closer to others, and strengthens empathy.

“These are vital for a wealthy life, which starts from the inside. After a certain point, more income doesn’t increase well-being — but empathetically giving to others does.”

Recently, Roopnarine donated computers and instructive materials to Girls in Technology Liberia (GITL), an organization building a women-inclusive and technology-centered society.

Massa Weeks, Chief Executive Officer, Girls in Tech

Receiving the items, the Chief Executive Officer of GITL Massa Weeks lauded Roopnarine for his kind gesture and said the computers and enlightening materials will be used for their intended purpose.

She called on other humanitarian organizations to emulate the good example of Philanthropist Roopnarine.

Ms. Weeks stressed that “Girls in technology Liberia is a non-profit and non-governmental organization established on February 5, 2019 and focuses on women’s and girls’ empowerment in various areas, especially in technology.

The GITL boss added that “considering the fact that women have been excluded and marginalized in Liberia for a very long period of time, GITL seeks to empower women and promote equality by providing opportunities for women and girls in the technology sector.”

In early 2021, Roopnarine donated medical supplies to the Federation of Liberians in Canada (FLAC).

In December of the same year, Roopnarine, through his Liberian partner Draper C. Tolborh Sr., donated toys, food and educational materials valued over US$10,000.00 to the needy.