— Launches Free BRIDGE Program to Structure the Minds of Children
At least 53 students, between the ages 15 – 50 years have finally graduated from the Logan Town Recreation Center’s Computer Training on Wednesday, August 26, after been postponed over spread of the infections of COVID-19.
The coronavirus scuttled learning activities including graduations across the country, between March to July, but in August, the government has eased large gathering and has permitted 6th to 12th graders to go back to schools.
Wednesday’s graduation was consentually held despite the concerns of the Coronavirus, but it was observed that during the brief and formal program marking the first graduation exercises, trainees and guests wore masks with NCHFA inscriptions and there were proper distances.The Logan Town Recreation Center was established and is funded by the Nmah Clarke Family Humanitarian Aid (NCFHA) Incorporated.
Trainees only paid L$2,000 for requirements and enrolled freely without paying tuitions and other fees.
The Lead Instructor, Mr. Augustine B. Johnson, while conferring the certificates, said the students were trained for six months, from August – February.
Mr. Johnson said out of the over 70 trainees, only 53 were eligible for graduation having successfully passed the eight software courses; including, Introduction to Computer, Typing Skills, MS Windows, MS Word 2013, MS Excel 2013, MS Access 2013, MS Power Point 2013, and MS Publisher 2013.
During the training, the classes were divided into four sessions; morning and evening classes for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and morning and evening for Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Meanwhile, the Proprietress and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mrs. Tuwroh Nmah-Clarke has officially launched free-of-charge BRIDGE Program. She said BRIDGE stands for Build, Resource, Integrity, Design, Growth, Environment.
“Our Bridge Program is founded on the principles of structuring the minds of the children, between 5 to 12 years old and will last for two months — beginning Monday, August 31, 2020. As we build to provide resources in fundamental skills and integrity that’s designed to help them grow in their environment and their futures,” she said.
She added: “The orientation is on Thursday and the program kickoff on Monday. It will be every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9am to 4pm.”
Earlier during the program, one of the valedictorians, Moses Winnie, Thanked the staff and administration including the Nmah- Clarke family for the teaching and free tuition. He encouraged his colleagues to create passion, self esteem, development and spirit to be acquired education, which he considered a long journey.
Moses warned his colleagues not to follow foolish friends to be astrayed and not to shelve their certificates.
“Education is very sweet and the fruit is everlasting, but acquiring it is bitter, so you need to be serious, tough and set a self roadmap to follow,” Moses said.
Guest Speaker Vai Mulbah told the graduates to convert what they have learned to create and build.
Making special remarks, Mrs. Tebbeh Gray said the young people should make use with every free opportunity that are provided by the Nmah-Clarke Family Humanitarian Aid, saying it would help to make them better and productive citizens.
The Nmah-Clarke Family Humanitarian Aid, Inc is a US-based charity organization, established by a Liberian, Mrs. Tuwroh Nmah Clarke and her husband, Mr. Delano Clarke. The organization aims to help humanity, especially the underprivileged, particularly in Liberia, since 2016. Their concentration is to provide relief to the children and the elderly.
Besides the free educational programs, NCFHA-Liberia, divides free bi-annual donations, comprising food and clothes to the elderly, children and peoples living with disabilities aimed not to allow people to dare to sleep hungry and walked naked during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Also, food and non-food gifts are provided to the disadvantaged and ill-children at the major Hospitals in Monrovia. Operations Manager of NCFHA-Liberia, Ms. Panneh Nmah said on Saturday over 200 elderly people are expected to receive free food and non food items in Logan town.