A modern reading room for Liberian children was on Saturday, June 28, 2014 dedicated by members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated affectionately called “AKA”, paving way for the reading habit of Liberian children be increased.
During the dedication of the reading room, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in a rather joyous mood following a tour of the project lauded the membership of this organization mostly women for their thoughtfulness in bringing relief to dozens of children who will have interest in improving their reading knowledge.
Speaking to reporters at the program, Madam Dawn Barnes and Matilda W. Parker spoke highly of their organization’s quest to creating more reading rooms for Liberian children, many of whom are anxious of having such opportunity but lack it over the years.
The women expressed thanks and appreciation to dozens of contributors including the Matilda Wokie Parker Foundation, Mrs. Madea Parker Jallah, and others who they said made some significant contributions for the possible dedication of the project.
The newly opened AKA Children Room is situated in the Via Town district of Monrovia in the vicinity of the Chevron Children’s Playground.
Dozens of children and high profile Liberian women who were instrumental for the launch of the Reading Room were at the official opening of the project.
The group were very instrumental of the opening Omega Market in September 2012, situated on over 450 acres, is one of the largest market structures in the country. Located in Wehn Town, Montserrado County, just outside of Monrovia, this modern market will provide storage facilities, adult literacy and business training classrooms, water and sanitation services, off-loading sites and parking, a children's playground and creche, palava huts, a banking window and health post for the market women.