Haywood Mission School Students Donate to Haiti Earthquake Victims

Thursday, 27th May 2010
Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has commended the Haywood Mission School for its generous contribution of forty five thousand Liberia Dollars to the earthquake victims of Haiti.

Vice President Boakai said the gesture would not have come at a better time when the people of Haiti experienced incalculable destruction of lives and property as a result of an earthquake that struck that country.

The Vice President further thanked the school’s administration for this singular gesture  towards the people of Haiti, assuring that their contribution will be recorded in the annals of history.

He said Haiti as one of the world’s poorest countries, needs the attention of all and sundry in the restoration of hope to its people.

He said what the students of Haywood have done signifies the humanistic practice of visionary youths who are concerned about others, irrespective of their locale.

The Vice President who said it’s “more blessed to give than to receive”, motivated the students never to be too poor to give for , he noted through giving, God will reward them abundantly.

Meanwhile, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai on Tuesday turned over the amount to Deputy Foreign Minister for International Co-operation and Economic Integration,  Ambassador Sylvester M. Grigsby for submission to the Government and People of Haiti.

Receiving the amount, Ambassador Grigsby lauded the Haywood Mission School students for their magnanimity and concern for the Haiti disaster victims. He challenged other institutions, including youth groups, to emulate the good example of Haywood Mission School.

The Deputy Minister assured that the amount would be remitted to the Government and People of Haiti, reflecting that the donation was a “widow mite” from visionary young Liberians who will tomorrow take up the mantle of leadership.

Earlier, the Haywood Mission School Student Representative Darlington Myers said they thought to make the presentation to the Vice President because of his passion to develop the minds of the youth in Liberia.

The students said they will continue to emulate the good examples of eminent statesmen who over the years have contributed immensely to humanity.