By: Jerromie S. Walters
Bushrod Island-Liberia-WTVNEWS: As reading is often considered a major deficiency for Liberian students, MWETANA Consulting and Technology Group Chief Executive Officer, Mr Vivian Charles Jones has re-echoed the significance of exploring reading opportunities for students.
MWETANA Consulting and Technology Group mid this week, took students of Monrovia Demonstration Elementary School on a reading tour on the Logos Ship, at the Free Port of Monrovia.
The book tour provided students an intense reading section on the Logos ship, which is considered as the World largest floating book fair, with over 500 books of different kinds.
Highlighting the importance of the trip, MWETANA Boss said, reading is critical for students, and much more necessary and an added advantage of kids that are still within the lower divisions.
He further explained that the Monrovia Demonstration Elementary School was chosen, as it has often been proven that Public Schools over the period, have not been given the necessary attention.
“We believe the public schools sometimes don’t get the attention they deserve, the children in the public schools don’t get to see what a real book store looks like, so we decided to bring them to this ship so that they can see verity of books”. Mr Jones noted
However, Mr Vivian Jones described the gesture as being part of his Company’s social corporate responsibility, and as a means of giving back to the society.
As part of the students tour, MWETANA Boss said additional books were purchased for the school’s library, in order to ease the shortage of necessary and needed books
“We have bought science books, history books, books on space, nursery rhythm books because the school did asked to do so and we bought verity of books including an Atlas”. He said
The Company’s Boss further assured to have the Monrovia Demonstration School system as their immediate target of direct supportive partnership for this year, and might possibly extend to other schools next year.
” For now we will stick with the Monrovia Demonstration Elementary School, and that will be our pillar school and maybe in the coming years as part of our corporate social responsibility, we might do other things for other schools”. Mr Jones assured
On the other hand, the students admitted with excitement of the trip being one of it’s kind, as many of them that were quizzed described it as their very first experience on a ship.
Varney Kaipul noted, “I’m so excited to be brought on this trip, and its my first experience to see library on a ship so I’m so happy and I want to say thanks to Mr Jones”.
Varney reflected his experience on the ship, through reading books on leadership, health care and art craft and other educative topic and subjects.
Blessing Maisay, a female student of the Monrovia Demonstration Elementary School however applauded the management of
MWETANA Company, for what she characterized as a major opportunity that provided a new experience.
At the same time, the Vice Principal for students Administration of the Monrovia Demonstration Elementary School madam Agnes Blamo, Bracewell, described the experience a wonderful on as her students were afforded the opportunity to see books of different and benefits from it’s knowledge.
“Our coming here today was never in vain because I’m sure they leaned a lot because there are books that they have never seen, but because of this trip today, they have been able to see it and it means that their mind a have been open up”. She lamented
MWETANA is a Liberian owned Consulting and Technology group, which name originates from the Vai tribe of Liberia meaning” We are going forward”. It’s goal is to help their clients move forward by using best practices in the technology marketplace.
MWETANA was established in 2006 to provide high quality solutions and services to business and organizations looking to use technology to increase productivity, efficiency and improve their bottom line.