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Jonahsa Foundation To Donate School Materials To Liberian Students

By Bill W. Cooper
Ahead of the opening of another academic year, a non-for-profit organization, Jonahsa Foundation Incorporated is expected to bring total relief to parents through the distribution of school materials to several school going kids in Liberia.
Items expected to be donated according to the foundation CEO and founder include text and copy books, book-bags, pencils, crayons and pens among others, as Montserrado and Grand Bassa are the two counties expected to benefit from the gestures.
Making the disclosure to a team of reporters over the weekend, the Foundation CEO and Founder, Jonah Barcon said the initiative is intended to adequately educate and help struggling parents who cannot afford to provide for their school-going kids during the upcoming academic year.
According to him, in order to reduce poverty for a productive and prosperous Nation, the need for massive investment in grassroots education particularly in Liberian students cannot be overemphasized, noting that it was against said backdrop that his foundation saw the need to intervene.
He stressed further that his aim and objective is to educate, organize and mobilize educators to support needed grassroot students and community-based schools to help shape the future of the emerging Liberian generations.
The Jonahsa CEO further recounted that the scars of the 14-years of civil unrest in Liberia remains a major driving force toward the high rate of non-school going children and poverty in the country and as such, there is an urgent need for the Liberian government and other humanitarians to see the need and invest in the country’s educational sector.
Meanwhile, Mr. Barcon at the same time has further revealed that the foundation is in full gear to open a primary grassroot school before 2022, for school going kids in Paynesville, Montserrado County.
He then lauded supporters and donors of the Foundation, emphasizing that their investments in Liberian students through the Foundation plays a pivotal role in the growth and development of the country.
Mr. Barcon then called on other well-meaning Liberians and humanitarians to help support the cause of building the educational foundation of Liberian students from the grassroot, while at the same time encouraged parents to take advantage of his school by sending their kids/children there when officially opened.

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