Teachers Express Gratitude To U.S. Scholars, As I-Help Liberia Project Laboratory Training Ends

Mrs. Wola B. Harris, DEO of Paynesville Educational District presenting a certificate to one of the participants

Following weeks of intensive Science Teachers’ Laboratory Trainings for Liberian teachers by five science experts from the United States to empower Liberian teachers in order to professionally proffer their skills in science and technology, beneficiaries of the exercise today expressed gratitude to I-Help Liberia Project, the sole sponsor of the training for their support to the Country’s educational system.

Madam Lisa Wilson presenting a certificate to a participant

The 75 science teachers from various high schools in five Counties including Gbarpolu, Margibi Grand Cape Mount, Bomi and Montserrado Counties speaking to reporters today, July 6, 2018 at the end of   the weeklong training program also expressed thanks and appreciation to the founder of I-Help Liberia Project, Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph a Liberian scholar based in the United States for his support to the empowerment of Liberian teachers and students.

L/R: Sangay Faeflen, Mr. Stephen Kaminsky and Minister Saku Dukuly making a presentation to one of the participants

Today’s closing program which was colorful brought together officials of the Ministry of Education including Mr. Saku Dukuly Assistant Minister, Madam Wola B. Harris; DEO of the Paynesville Educational District and Madam Musu D. Badio; Regional Education Office, Regional One who also expressed gratitude to the visiting American scholars for their support to Liberia.

The American scholars who took up time to come to Liberia were Mr. Stephen Kaminsky, Mrs. Lisa Wilson, Gil Rivera, Sophia Li and Ryan Wu were also impressed of the support given them during their weeklong workshops for science teachers in Nimba and Montserrado County.

Cross section of participants at the program

At the end of the training workshop in Montserrado County, certificates of participation were presented     to the teachers, while  Ms. Elfreda K, Norbia from Margibi County won the I-Help Liberia Project ‘Teacher of the Year Award’, receiving science kits and other instructional material.

 

Line up of the visiting US scholars at the program

For his part, Mr. Abraham Jabateh, National Coordinator for Liberia poured praises on the visiting American scholars who let their country to come to Liberia in support of helping teachers in their quest for sound teaching career, and also thanked the participants for utilizing the weeklong training being provided by the five visiting American scholars and prayed that the knowledge acquired will be used for the benefit of their respective students.

Teacher Elfreda K. Norbia (Center) winner ‘I-Help Liberia Project Teacher of The Year’ with two of the US Scholars
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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists.