Grand Kru: GVL Revamps Five Schools, Donates Materials

Grand Kru County – Golden Veroleum Liberia has completed rehabilitation works of five major Elementary and Junior High Schools in Grand Kru County, elevating over one thousand five hundred students who had earlier sought learning refuge in makeshift structures. A release from the company said the project, which worth thousands of dollars are part of a social agreement signed by the citizens and GVL on October 21, 2013. The facilities based in Trembo, Zoloken–Grandcess Wedabo administrative districts, include the Geneken, Gblabroken, Newaken, Zoloken, Newaken and Sorroken Elementary and Junior High Schools. In furtherance to the revamping of the institutions, GVL has also provided over 100 school desks to school authorities in the area. At the unveiling ceremony, GVL Senior Manager of Sustainability, Ofori Lartey, said GVL stands to be measured on its eight key values which include the ending of rural poverty and bringing long term prosperity, education and health to communities.” “We are fully committed to the commitments in our MOUs signed with communities, and we will continue to work with the communities in developing their land,” he added. Acknowledging GVL’s effort, the Vice Principal for Administration of the Zoloken Elementary and Junior High School and Chairman of the Zoloken Community Representative Committee (CRC), Mr. Peter Jeh, praised the company for the refurbished facilities. “You’ve made an historic difference in the lives of citizens of Zoloken communities,” Mr. Jeh told company officials. “For taking our children from under makeshift structures into modern classrooms, we applaud GVL for that.” Jeh further admitted that the presence of GVL in the area has changed the economic environment of community dwellers citing the pavement of feeder roads, rehabilitation of schools, hand pumps, as well as vast employment of citizens.