LIBERIA: BWI Celebrates 86th Anniversary June 27

Massive preparations are going on for the 86th founding anniversary Saturday of the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), Liberia‘s premier agricultural, technical and vocational training school in Kakata, Margibi County.

A calendar of events released from the campus says the head of the Liberia Telecommunication Authority, Ms. Angeline Weeks, will be the first personality to address the institute’s Founder’s Day program following the Ebola crisis.

On Friday there will be all-day sporting activities on the campus. Some of the games will see the Foxes of College of West Africa take on the 86 year-old Tigers of BWI. CWA will be attempting to alter the unbeaten records of BWI.

Then on Saturday, June 27, dressed in the red and white colors of the school, alumni will be joined by friends and well-wishers to lead staff and the student body in a parade that promises to bring Kakata to a standstill for hours. The famous Unity Marching Band will back BWI’s own brass band to add some flavor to the event.

Also on Saturday, Alumnus Kenneth Y. Best, a member of the Class of 1959, will lead his fellow Glee Club choristers in entertaining guests in the newly-renovated auditorium of the school.

Sunday, June 28, will climax the celebration with the holding of a chapel service in the morning and a musical concert in the afternoon to show gratitude to God for His blessings upon the school throughout its 86 years of existence.

Saturday’s celebration will also include alumni’s visit to the site of their project on campus-The Alumni House.

The BWI is a public, post-secondary school in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia.

It was founded in 1929 as the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute, the country's first agricultural and vocational school.

BWI was founded with assistance from Americans and is named after American educator Booker T. Washington.

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