Monday, August 10, 2009

Two Experienced Liberian Returnees Vow to Revamp Educational Sector

From Liberia-

Two experienced Liberians just returning from the United States have committed themselves to helping revamp the country’s educational sector after years of civil war.

Fritz Massaquoi and his niece, Tobertha Hoffman Jackson, in an exclusive interview at the Daily Observer’s MacDonald Street office, spoke to our reporters about plans to help in the construction of at least two primary schools in the country.

Massaquoi, who is also a well known Liberian painter and ballet dancer, has worked in the United States and other parts of the world. He was also one of several prominent Liberians serving at LAMCO, the Liberian, American and Swedish mining conglomerate in Yekepa, Nimba County, and Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

Massaquoi said he is back in the country with a vast amount of experience in the area of human resource development. He indicated that he will do all in his power to contribute positively his quota to the growth and development of war-torn Liberia. He said the area of primary education will be highly considered during the implementation of their proposed project, considering the huge gap in the country’s educational sector due to the civil conflict.


With the help of the Episcopal Church in the USA, especially the Diocese of East Tennessee, which has expressed unflinching support for the program, she remains optimistic that their dream of helping to educate the children of Liberia can be realized.
Jackson maintained that as an expert in human resource development and organizational management, she will use her expertise to help the country’s educational sector, focusing especially on school age children.

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