A five-man team of I-Help Liberia Project from the United States yesterday visited the University of Liberia medical college, the A.M. Dogliotti School of Medicine to see how well five young Liberian students sponsor by the NGO are doing in their studies.
The team headed by the founder of the organization, Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph an instructor at the Hunter College High School in the United States along with his four students during their visit on the campus of the medical college toured several facilities of the institution and also found time to talk to the students about the importance of science and technology.
The beneficiaries of the I-Help Liberia Project scholarship program included Mahmoud A. Dukuly, Gassimin Koba, Babby D. Luke, Forkpa Kenezee and Varmuyan A. Kromah.
Speaking to the students after presenting one of the Microscopes donated by Dr. Adam Cohen and Dr. Benjamin Rapoport on behalf of the team, Mr. Randolph urged them to be more attentive to their study and void themselves from political activities, noting, “Liberia needs lot of good scientists and medical doctors, therefore, I urged you to be more serious of your studies at this important institution of Liberia,” Mr. Randolph told the students.
The first I-Help Liberia Project scholarship beneficiary who graduated from the medical school with distinction is Dr. Jonathan Hart who is now serving as Chief Medical Officer at the Bong Mine Medical Center.
The students of the medical college for their part expressed thanks and appreciation to Mr. Randolph and his visiting team including three girls (two Chinese) and an American professor, and called on him and his team to come to Liberia in October of this year to celebrate with them the observing of the college’s Founding Day which falls of October of each year.
I-Help Liberia Project usually come to Liberia each year to impact knowledge in Liberian students in the areas of Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM), and at the same time conduct mini workshops for science teachers briefing them the important of modern science and technology.
Also during their visits in Liberia each year the I-Help Liberia Project team usually sponsor a science bowl competition amongst high schools in Monrovia, Montserrado County and Ganta, Nimba County, and at the end of each completion trophies are given to winning school or team, the objective of this competition, according to the Founder of the NGO is aimed at helping students to brighten their knowledge in the areas of Science Technology and Mathematics.
Their latest visit saw the staging of another Science Bowl Competition in Monrovia with several schools capturing trophies from the competition for their respective schools.
In continuation of the Science Bowl Competition, the team departs Monrovia for Ganta, Nimba County tomorrow for another competition in that part of the country and present trophies to the expected winning teams.