I-Help Liberia Project Named Yah Booyee As Teacher Of The Year – 2017, As Another STEM Workshop Starts In Nimba County

Dr. Gassimu Kaba a fifth-year Medical student at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine who is also one of the I-Help’s scholars Presenting Award to Yah Booyee while Dr. Andrew Obus, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia looks on with some of the gifts.

The I-Help Liberia Project based in the United States of America (USA) has today, June 27, 2017 announced the name of Mrs. Yah Booyee as the first recipient of the Asumana Jabateh Randolph Science Teacher of the Year Award – 2016/2017.

Visiting U.S. Scholars joyously watched the presentation of the Award

This new award is named in honor of the organization’s founder, Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph to commemorate his lifelong dedication and service to Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education in the United States and Liberia.

The award was presented by Dr. Gassimu Kaba a fifth-year Medical student at the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine who is also one of the I-Help’s scholars and is expected to graduate in December, 2017 to Ms. Yah Booyee, a committed Liberian Chemistry teacher at J.W. Pearson High School in Ganta, Nimba County.

Group photo after the Award ceremony

In addition to the award, the honoree also received a new laptop and projector with one year free Liberia internet subscription from the I-HELP Liberia Project. The award will be given annually to a teacher who demonstrates outstanding commitment to promoting Liberia STEM education. This award celebrates the accomplishments of Liberian educators, without whom I-HELP’s work would not be possible.

The presentation was made during the official start of the STEM workshop at the Bain Garr District Public School in Ganta City, Nimba County where over 100 high schools teachers from three Counties including Nimba, Bong and Margibi Counties.

The Director of Science at the Ministry of Education, Mrs. Sanjay Faeflen making remarks at the program

The occasion was witnessed by the five American scholars who are in the Country to conduct STEM workshop for Science, Math, physics, Biology and Chemistry teachers, and will also conduct a Science Bowl Competition amongst participating schools.

The Nimba County Chief Education Officer also made remarks at the program

Remarks from stakeholders in County and the Ministry of Education were made pouring praises on the Founder of I-Help Liberia Project, Mr. Asumana Jabateh Randolph for his keen interest in seen the country educational system, especially in the area of science and technology improve at a recognizable level in order to meet international standard.

Participants queued to register for the start of the workshop
I-Help Liberia Coordinator, Abraham Jabateh also made remarks at the opening of the workshop

Also participating teachers at the workshop expressed thanks and appreciation to the founder of I-Help Liberia Project, Mr. Randolph, and also lauded his initiatives over the years to see his home country taken the next level in science and technology.

Visiting American scholars listen attentively to speakers during the opening of the week-long STEM workshop

Also gracing the occasion were the Chief Education Officer (CEO) of Nimba County, the District Education Officers (DEOs), the Director of Science at the Ministry of Education, and the Director of I-Help Liberia Project.


Heidi Baumgartner of I-Help Liberia Project USA is seeing here registering participants for the workshop
Participating of STEM registering for its start in Ganta, Nimba County
Cross section of participating teachers at the start of the STEM workshop
Another lineup of scholars at the program




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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.