Gbowee foundation to build high school for girls

Gbowee talks about plans to construct an all-girl high school

Gbowee talks about plans to construct an all-girl high school

Liberia’s Nobel laureate Leymah Gbowee has disclosed that her foundation will shortly embark on the construction of a technical high school for girls in Liberia value at US$380,000.

Gbowee made the disclosure last Friday at programs marking the 3rd anniversary and fundraising gala of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA).

She said when constructed the school will be intended for vulnerable girls who have the passion to learn.

“The reason to embark on the project is to ensure that every Liberians girl remain in school and avoid teenage pregnancy,” Gbowee pointed out.

“There are lots of girls who are vulnerable to society and as a Nobel Laureate I decided to embark on this project,” GPFA President noted.

She further disclosed that the institution which will commence in 2018 will host students from the 9th to 12th grades.

The GPFA President also said that after the completion of the building in 2018, the first class of 20 will bring together nine graders from the 15 counties in Liberia.

Speaking further about the successes of the GPFA, Gbowee said during the launch of the Foundation in 2012, they were only seven students that the GPFA enrolled that  time with the amount of US$12,000 but today the organization can boast of over 60 students in seven countries that are presently attending various universities.

For her part, outgoing GPFA Board Chairman, Cllr. Deweh Gray challenged Liberians to take education serious by helping children who cannot afford to attend school.

In special remark, Senator Commany B. Wesseh of River Gee and Senator Morris Saytorma of Bomi thanked Gbowee for the project.

Peter N. Toby

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