In Fulfillment Of His Campaign Promises, Grand Kru County District Two Representative J. Fonati Koffa Distributes Scholarship Funds To Dozens Of Beneficiaries

Some of the Scholarships beneficiaries

Grand Kru County District # 2 Representative, CLLR. Jonathan Fonati Koffa has graciously fulfilled his campaign promises to his kinsmen by providing dozens of scholarships valued Four Hundred Thousand Liberian Dollars the Koffa’s Ateenah Foundation for 63 students of 12 schools in five districts of the County.

According to a dispatch from the County, the payments were made to Buah Central High School, Barclayville Central High School, J. Blamo Toe Elementary & Junior High School, A.A. Hoff Elementary & Junior High and Richard Henry Elementary & Junior High School.

Another presentation to the Principal of the J. Blamo Junior High School

Others are the S.S. Chea Elementary School, Dwekeh United Methodist Elementary School, Nifu Elementary & Jr. High Schol, Dioh Elementary & Junior High School, Betu Elementary  & Junior High School, F.F. Doe Elementary & Jr. High School  and Fennitor Junior High School. The schools mentioned  are located in  five districts including Barclayville, Bua, Forpoh, Dorbor and Bob Districts.

Chris Joboe, District Coordinator appreciating some of the students

The Grand Kru County District #2 District Coordinator, Chris Joboe opined that  full or financial aid scholarship still remains open to students in the district in spite of economic meltdown hitting the country and the world.

Mr. Joboe said the Ahteenah Foundation Scholarship (AFS) is a unique and an exciting opportunity for excellent students in the District to take advantage and enroll in any schools when granted scholarships and students must maintained the required grade points or averages.

Presentation of scholarship fund being made to the Principal of the Barclayville Central High School Mr. Feeling Marvin Young

He called on parents and guidance to earnestly contact the Ahteenah Foundation Scholarship headquarters in Buah District for more information, noting,  “The requirements are being a resident of the district, have the grade point average of 85% or above and maintain the grade point average of not less than 85%.”

He also urged interested student apply to the Ahteenah Foundation Scholarship Fund Drive, Office of the District Coordinator, Buah District, Grand Kru County District #2.

The Ahteenah Foundation Scholarship is funded by Hon. Cllr. J. Fonati Koffa, the Representative of the district who is also the chairman on the House’s Committee on Judiciary.

Joboe revealed that over years the foundation has been rendering some financial and logistic assistance to schools, including the Barclayville Central High School, and its Principal, Mr. Gee Marvin Young, has signed on donations’ receipts.

The District #2 Coordinator  encouraged Mr. Young to scout for excellent students and make recommendations to the Ahteenah Foundation Scholarships for subsequent acceptance instead of the partially and publically announcing the dropped in enrolment because economic constraints.

Meanwhile, Mr. Joboe further urged the Barclayville Central High School administration to create programs to enhance the learning environment of students and seek timely sponsorship from partners to provide supports, than idly and naively making wide allegations of lack of support.

The District Coordinator, also use the opportunity to seek proposal from ‘Scholars or Teachers’ residing in the district to conduct special classes for 12th graders who are sitting any of the West African exams.

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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, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.