President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Participates in a Reading Program With Young Students

Thursday, 23rd November 2006
Reading with some young students of the Isaac A. David Memorial Elementary and Junior High School in Paynesville
Reading with some young students of the Isaac A. David Memorial Elementary and Junior High School in Paynesville
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday participated in a Reading Program with the children and students at the Isaac A. David Memorial Elementary and Junior High School in Paynesville. Thursdayís visit was part of governmentís determination to promote education in the country.

The President thanked the administration of the school for their numerous efforts in molding the minds of Liberian children.

Reading along with the children, President Johnson-Sirleaf admonished parents and guardians to encourage their children to read.

The Presidentís visit was in response to an invitation by a local Non-governmental Organization (Restoration for Education & Advancement Program-REAP-to inspect a newly furbished childrenís library, intended to improve the reading scale of children and students of the school.

Speaking Earlier, the Chief Executive Officer of ďREAPĒ and also founder of the Isaac A. David School, Mrs. Christine Tolbert Norman, explained the history and vision of REAP. She assured President Sirleaf that her institution will help buttress governmentís effort in promoting Educational Programs in the country.

The former Education Ministry official also thanked the President and the Minister of Education, Dr. Joseph Korto, for providing several computers to the school, which she noted would also help improve the computer knowledge of students and individuals who may need computer knowledge.

The Principal of the school, Madam Rachel Teah appealed to President Sirleaf to help the school address the transportation problems affecting students at the School.

The Presidentís delegation to the school included the Minister of Education, Dr. Joseph Korto, and Deputy Minister for Public Affairs at the Ministry of State Mr.  Amara Konneh, amongst others.