MONROVIA - On September 10, 2015, The GVL School in Butaw received 13 laptops from Innovative Education Liberia’s (IEL) Samuel Morris Scholars Program, an international charity organization committed to improving education in Liberia. Partnering with GVL since 2014, the organization launched its computer-based learning program targeting over 700 schools, three universities, 2,800 teachers and 135,000 students.
The Samuel Morris Scholars program is named in honored of a Liberian prince, from what is now Sinoe County, who made his way to the United States and studied at the then faltering Taylor University in Indiana. The prince, whose birth name was Kaboo (1873-1893), left Liberia in 1891. At the time Taylor University was on the verge of bankruptcy. According to University staff Morris’ life, once written and published in book form sold enough copies to keep the University afloat.