Four Liberians, Courage Sundberg, Joyce Pennoh Bojic, Christiana Therkildsen and Augustine Kotee who are based in the diaspora have renovated and constructed additional facilities of the “Liberian Youth Christian Foundation” in Paynesville with an aim to accommodating many less fortunate Liberian Children for schooling.
The initiative among those things is gear towards helping humanity as well as contributing their quota to national growth and development.
During their four weeks visit, they constructed a mini science laboratory, computer laboratory, changed all ceiling in both boys and girls dormitories, remodel the kids dinner hall including other necessary renovation all intended to help improve and enhance the learning and residential environment of the young leaders of the Country.
The “Liberian Youth Christian Foundation is a combination of three institutions including a church, a School, an Orphanage and a home for abandoned Children from different backgrounds.
The institution was founded by the late Rev. William N. pennoh and his wife Maude Pennoh, and is today run by mother Maude pennoh and her four children that lives in the diaspora.
The Liberian youth Christian foundation focuses on educating and mentoring Orphans, abandon and underprivileged children under 18 years.
The institution according to its’ Executive Directress Courage Sundberg, has helped built the capacity of over 500 kids who are now currently part of the larger society and are rendering services across the Country.
Speaking to KMTV news, Madam Sundberg said positively impacting the youthful population of Liberia is in continuance of their late father’s dream who established the foundation in 1989.
For her part, the Co- executive Directress of the Liberian Youth Christian Foundation Joyce Pennoh Bojic expressed hope to shortly start a full computer learning program including a technical and vocational program that will directly impact several other young vulnerable Liberians.
“We have a big dream for this institute but we cannot do it all alone, says madam Bojic, as she underscored the need for external assistance for a continued smooth running of the organization.
She named finance, medication, clothes and food amongst others as some of the essential needs to run the entity.
The Liberian Youth Christian Foundation co-Executive directress explained that in most instances, teachers and caregivers are paid from their personal pockets something she noted is capital intensive.
When asked about support from National Government, Mrs. Bojic informed KMTV News that there has been occasional mini contributions made by the Liberian Government in the past but that is yet to done by the current administration who has just spent about two months in office and is still formulating her government.
She’s however appealing to the CDC led Government to urgently come to their aid as impacting the future leaders of the Country is key.
Madam Bojic told this medium that despite the many challenges facing the smooth running of the entity; they feel happy giving back to their Mother Land, Liberia.
Meanwhile, the administrator of the foundation Charles karPennoh has disclosed plans to construct two additional dormitories for the kids and further improve the existing facilities currently being used by the students.
In conclusion Mrs. Sundberg and Mrs. Bojic extended their deepest thanks and appreciation to the Christian Aid ministries who has been helping their orphanage home with food, medication and other essential material since 1999 up till press time. “We do not know how our home would have survived without Christian Aid ministries” they stated.
Courtesy of Emmanuel S. Davies.