Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor says Library is a critical component of Educational process of Liberia.
According to her research is now a challenge among the students populace of Liberia due to the unavailability of Libraries across all Cities and Communities in Liberia.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony of a new Learning center in Paynesville, VP Taylor hoped that upon completion of the Library project it will serve as a center of wisdom and understanding for Liberian students and children in general.
Madam Taylor at the same time stressed the need to fight for gender equality across all spectrum of the society.
She lauded Madam Brenda Moore, head of a local organization, Keep for your Future, (KEEP) for currently struggling to build reading centers across Liberia and encouraged others to follow-suit.
Also speaking at the ground breaking ceremony was Paynesville City Mayor, Pam Belcher Taylor who noted that the new learning center will help provide a calm and healthy learning environment for Liberian children.
Moreover, the Paynesville City Corporation boss noted that new center when fully constructed will develop students’ vocabulary skills as well as enhanced their comprehensive and individual developments, among others.
She pointed out that the Liberian Learning Center will also provide traditional and modern means to conduct research with the assistance of qualified Librarian and many others.
The project she noted will benefit the local communities especially in the absence of Libraries which now makes it difficult for students to access information while during assignments, making reference to the Sciences.
The Center will also show case the accessing of information electronically through the means of tablets, she added.
Meanwhile the Executive Director of the Empowerment Squared Leo Nupolu Johnson encouraged Liberians to change the tense political discoursed in Liberia and focus on addressing solutions of Liberia.
“We need to safe Liberia ourselves, if not We are on our own”, he noted.
Mr. Johnson who was more motivational at the program , said it is now time for Liberians to have a few faithful and committed leaders to move the Country forward instead of having more people who are not committed to the cause of development and peace.
He re-echoed the need for national government to invest in the people whom he described as the Nation’s greatest assets.
At the same time the Empowerment Squared boss who is also a partner to the Liberian Learning Center urged his few compatriots in the diaspora to earned coming back to Liberia.
The Liberia Learning Center is a collaborative project led by Canadian Charity Empowerment Squared in partnership Rotary International, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Rotary Club of Monrovia, the Paynesville City Corporation, mcCallumSather and the Hamilton Public Library.
The Center is expected to be built in multiple phases on the site of Paynesville City Hall and will be open to the public.
Accordingly, The full scope of the transformational project will include Liberia’s first postwar comprehensive learning center and library, co-working and business incubation space, sports and recreation and events facilities among others.