Vice President Boakai Lauds Haywood Mission

Sunday, 13th March 2011

Monrovia, Liberia - Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, Sr., has lauded the Haywood Mission for its commitment to providing quality education to the youth of Liberia country.

He said the Liberian Government has always been satisfied with the quality education and discipline the school is imparting into the youth of Liberia. He added that even when things were difficult, Haywood continued to operate.

“Haywood has been a very good example of discipline. Discipline is very important right now because coming out of a protracted civil war where lawlessness was the order of the day, to have young people of this age behave the way they do has to be through divine intervention,” he said.

Vice President Boakai made the commendation at the weekend when international partners of Haywood Mission School, accompanied by the school’s Principal, Bishop Dr. Leo Simpson paid a courtesy call on him at Capitol Building office.

The Liberian Vice President said at this critical juncture in the nation’s history, government places emphasis on improving the lives of the people and providing quality education for young people across the country.

He thanked the visiting missionaries for their support to Haywood. “Haywood is not a corporate entity; so what you put into it goes to the people; the nation. What you are doing filters down to the needy,” he added.

In remarks, the head of the Missionary delegation, Bishop Howard Tillman of Columbus, Ohio said they were in the country to assess the investments they were making at Haywood Mission, and noted that they were pleased with the progress Haywood and the nation in general were making.

He lauded Bishop Simpson for the good work at he is doing at Haywood Mission; the education program and the discipline they see at Haywood, and pledged not only to continue their support to the school, but to increase the level of support in future.

Briefing the Vice President earlier, Bishop Simpson said Bishop Tillman has faithfully supported the Haywood Mission since 1984 by supporting missionaries to render services to the school

He said he also contributed US$10,000 towards the setting up of a library at the school.
“What excites me about the relationship is that unlike corporate investors who reap more than they actually invest in a project, Bishop Tillman is not receiving anything in return,” Bishop Simpson said adding, “It is because of him that I am here. He has not wavered in his financial support. He invests a large sum of money every month in support of the school”.

The six-member Missionary team is in the country for one week.