As schools across Liberia resume academic activities for 12th graders in preparation for this year’s national exams, the National Civil society Council Of Liberia in Partnership With Liberia Initiative For Empowerment (LIFE) on Tuesday begun the donation of ‘Back to School face masks’ to students of public schools across Montserrado County.
Speaking to students when the team visited the GW Gibson Memorial High School in Monrovia, Madam Loretta Aletha Pope Kai, Chairperson of the National Civil Society Council of Liberia noted that the Corona virus is real and on the rise in Liberia.
She encouraged student to continue wear their masks in public places and also practice other health protocols prescribed by health authorities in Liberia.
Presenting a package of five pairs of masks to each student, Madam Kai called on the students to use each of the masks for every school day and keep them clean and safe.
She informed them that the regular use of masks, will help keep themselves, their friends, families and their communities safe.
The Principal of GW Gibson institution Moses W. Karnga, lauded both organizations for the initiative in helping to keep students safe as they return to school.
He assured that the masks will be highly used by the students, as measures are in place to make sure that every student wear a face mask properly while on campus.
The donation comes shortly after the signing of a partnership agreement between Liberia Initiative For Empowerment (LIFE), and the National Civil Society Council of Liberia for the production of reusable fabric masks for public schools in the Country.
The Program Manager of LIFE, Humpheretta Reid, told KMTV that as part of the partnership agreement, the National Civil Society Council of Liberia will seek 50% of support for the project, while her organization will facilitate the rest of the production process.
Ms. Reid further disclosed that in the coming weeks, student from various public schools across the country will benefit from the masks donation, aimed at buttressing the continuous effort of the Government of Liberia to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.