“Who Are We To Sit There And Do Nothing”? – Ebenezer Norman Asks Every Liberian To Help Him Find Answers

Our Faces
Our Faces

In Liberia, two weeks before the first kindergarten graduation, an elementary school built for 102 of the world’s poorest kids was demolished. My team and I were horrified as we saw pictures of the damaged school. As I looked at my team members, I saw disbelief in their eyes and for me; I was shamed as stood in the room the only person born in Liberia.

What were these children crime? Was the school built on the government property? Were the children not good enough to obtain an education?  Did they break a law in Liberia that their school was not good enough to be saved? Or were they just bunch of invisible children that didn’t matters to government? Who are we to just sit there and do nothing? No matter what wrongdoing those children committed, the actual criminal is whoever demolished the school.

OUR FACES
OUR FACES

For many years, our country has always been run by individuals, who say they care about the community; however, they fail to support the individuals who need it most. That outlook has been trigger down to every sector to our society. I am my brother’s keeper does not exist in our land. There is no real love amongst us because all of us, Liberian, can read a story like this, empathize, but never take a single action.

Our Government, for centuries has always been the largest problem in contributing to the education of its people. All that makes a man existence meaningful is contingent on the choices of its government. Each of those 102 children is a child of God, is the benchmark of worth, the government plus all of us should work hard for each of them benefit.

OUR OLD SCHOOL
OUR OLD SCHOOL

One of the world finest leaders Nelson Mandela once said” “Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great, you can be that generation”

WE CAN BE THAT GENERATION THAT CHANGE THINGS IN LIBERIA FOREVER

Let’s start with 102 invisible kids!! I am calling on all Liberian to help us put some pressure on our government to find out the crime those kids committed. Who broke down the school? Help us make sure that those kids have a school to attend come September. Help us make sure that these kids graduate and continue forward with their education.

OUR NEW SCHOOL FULLY DEMOLISHED ALLEGEDLY BY THE GOVERNMENT
OUR NEW SCHOOL FULLY DEMOLISHED ALLEGEDLY BY THE GOVERNMENT

Let’s pass this message to everyone we know. Let call our political leaders and demand some answers. Let’s encourage each other to help in anyways. Let’s extend out to everyone we know because if we can solve this 102 children despair, we have a model to build on.

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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.