President Sirleaf Dedicates Haywood Mission Institutes' Library

Monday, 18th June 2007
President Sirleaf in reading exercise with students at Haywood
President Sirleaf in reading exercise with students at Haywood
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Monrovia, Liberia - A library has been dedicated at the Haywood Mission Institute by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Performing the dedicatory ceremony on Monday at the Instituteís campus in Sinkor, the President lauded Haywood Mission for contributing to the learning process of Liberian students.

The President said government was happy to identify with the progress the school was making and urged the administration to count on governmentís support.  President Johnson Sirleaf expressed the hope that the addition of a library, will help improve the reading habit of students. The Liberian leader who participated in a reading exercise involving a number of primary school students, later promised to work through a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) to provide air conditioning unit for the library to make it more conducive.

The President later inspected a six class room building being constructed on the schoolís campus through a private initiative being spearheaded by the Liberia Education Trust (LET). The construction is part of a compromised deal in a long-running land dispute between Haywood Mission Institute and the American Cooperative School.

Haywood Principle, the Reverend Leo Simpson, overwhelmed by the visit, thanked the President for accepting the invitation to cut the ribbon to the new library. Rev. Simpson praised the President and her government for the support toward education. He assured the President that Haywood would strive to continue to provide quality education to the youth of Liberia.

The cost of the new library is put at more than US $52-thousand dollars.