The principal of Liberia Dujar High School, Madam Marie F. Adams, is appealing to the Government of Liberia, local and international partners as well as non-governmental organizations to provide financial and material support to the institution to buttress its effort to educate underprivileged Liberians.
Madam Adams made the call recently at her Gardnersville office in an interview with the Liberia News Agency (LINA).
She said the financial support is key to empowering the institution as it strives to contribute to the educational sector of Liberia.
The Liberia Dujar High School, according to Madam Adams, was established in 1994 in Sweden and subsequently extended to Liberia in 2004 with the motive of assisting Liberians obtain free education.
“The school operated from 1994- 2003 in Sweden. In 2004, the institution came to Liberia and since its foundation in Liberia; we have put out so many graduates who are contributing to the growth and development of Liberia,” she told LINA.
Adams disclosed that the institution was supported by NGOs, but noted that currently it is not receiving any financial support as partners have terminated their support to the institution.
According to her, the school is currently being operated by the minimal tuition fees paid by students, citing that this is posing a serious challenge to the operations of the institution.
“During the establishment of the institution, we have been receiving financial support from our donors and that was one of the reasons why we operated on a free-of-charge basis, but today, we are not receiving any financial support from NGOs rather than the fees from tuition payments,” Adams stated.
She emphasized that the Liberia Dujar High School has made numerous contributions to the education system in Liberia, adding that the institution was able to renovate several schools in Liberia, especially in parts of Nimba, Bong, Grand Bassa and other counties as part of its commitment to buttress government’s effort in educating its citizens.
She lamented that the institution is undergoing many challenges and it needs the intervention of national government and local and international partners to help the entity as it seeks to contribute to the education sector of Liberia.
Adams cited that the school will welcome any contribution from goodwill persons and organizations, whether cash or materials, including chairs, desks, text books and stationeries, among others.