Brick by Brick: The Business of Rebuilding Liberia
Firestone Senior High School Holds Second Annual Commencement Ceremonies; Seniors Achieve Perfect Passing Rate on WAEC Exams
Speaking over a driving rainstorm in a school gymnasium in Harbel, Liberia, earlier this week, Dan Adomitis, President of Firestone Natural Rubber Company, LLC (FSNR), enthusiastically commended the graduating seniors assembled before him in green and yellow gowns.
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | September 15, 2010 | read full posting >
Firestone Scholarship Program Provides Tuition For Students Across Liberia
While Firestone Liberia provides K-12 schooling free of charge to children of its employees, public education elsewhere in Liberia is not free. Since 2008, the Firestone Scholarship Program has provided tuition for deserving students throughout the country to attend the primary, secondary or undergraduate institution of their choice.
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | September 6, 2010 | read full posting >
Free Rubber Tree Sapling Distribution Program Launches In Bong, Nimba Counties
Following through on its pledge to provide 700,000 free rubber seedlings to independent Liberian rubber farmers for the 2010 planting season, Firestone Liberia launched its annual Rubber Tree Distribution Program in Bong County on June 17 and Nimba County on July 2.
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | July 7, 2010 | read full posting >
New Company Statistics Released
Firestone Liberia takes pride in the progress made every day in its ongoing rebuilding effort. Be sure to take the time to see the current overview of these efforts — from $89 million in post-war capital spending to more than 1,900 houses built since 2004 — in our latest stat sheet.
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | July 1, 2010
New Collective Bargaining Agreement Signals Continued Partnership At Firestone Liberia
The Firestone Liberia community is celebrating the signing of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement between Firestone Liberia and the Firestone Agricultural Workers Union of Liberia (FAWUL). The agreement, signed today, signals the parties' continuing partnership as they work together to revitalize the natural rubber industry and help rebuild the company's operations.
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | June 28, 2010 | read full posting >
Firestone Medical Center At Duside Hosts Launch of National Polio Eradication Campaign
Dr. Walter T. Gwenigale, Minister of Health and Social Welfare in Liberia, recently joined other health care officials at the Firestone Medical Center at Duside to launch the final round of Liberia's national Polio Eradication Campaign. The theme of the campaign is "Kicking Polio Out of Liberia."
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | June 1, 2010 | read full posting >
Firestone Natural Rubber Company Continues Donation Cargo Partnership With African Bible College, Ships Gym To Campus In Liberia
When my wife, Becky, and I returned to Liberia in 2008 to help restore the African Bible College in Yepeka, we found a devastated campus. The college's 20 buildings had been destroyed during the war — looted, blown up and burned. We wondered how to even begin our restoration mission.
Posted by: Del Chinchen | May 24, 2010 | read full posting >
Firestone Liberia Honors High Performing Students
Just days after the company recognized more than 70 graduates of the Adult Education Program, more than 220 students in the Firestone School System were recognized for their high performance in the first semester of the 2009-2010 academic year.
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | April 21, 2010 | read full posting >
More Than 70 Graduate From Firestone's Adult Education Program
Education is certainly a focal point of the social services that Firestone Liberia provides its employees. We believe education is a key element to create a brighter future for Liberia, which is why all children of employees are given the opportunity of a quality K-12 education free of charge.
Posted by: Charles Stuart | April 12, 2010 | read full posting >
New Video – Children's Surgery International Mission
A new video of the recent surgical mission hosted by the Firestone Medical Center at Duside has been released. It features scenes from the mission and interviews with visiting doctors. View the video here.
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | March 16, 2010
Company Launches 89.5 FM – The Voice Of Firestone Liberia
After months of preparations, our team in Harbel, Liberia, officially launched the company's own radio station – "89.5 FM – The Voice of Firestone Liberia" – on February 26.
Posted by: Dan Adomitis | March 1, 2010 | read full posting >
New Partners In Progress Video
A new video featuring some of the latest images and stories about Firestone Liberia's partnership with the people and country of Liberia has been released. It can be found here.
Posted by: Rufus Karmorh | March 1, 2010
Surgical Mission Photos
Posted by: Dan Adomitis | February 5, 2010 | read full posting >
A Different and Better Course
The team was exhausted last night after a day of surgery that began about 7 a.m. and ended near 10 p.m. Many cleft lips and palates are being worked on as well as...
Posted by: Dan Adomitis | February 3, 2010 | read full posting >
The Roosters Crow in Africa...
And our team is ready before dawn for a second full day of surgery. Yesterday the team handled 32 surgeries and today challenges us with an even longer list...
Posted by: Dan Adomitis | February 2, 2010 | read full posting >
Children's Surgery International Mission Begins At Firestone Medical Center At Duside
It was a very exciting weekend at Firestone Liberia as the Children's Surgery International team of 20 doctors and nurses arrived for the mission.
Posted by: Dan Adomitis | February 1, 2010 | read full posting >
Children's Surgery International Trip Set
The Firestone Medical Center at Duside is excited to announce it will be hosting volunteer doctors from Children's Surgery International (formerly Operation Smile) to perform cleft lip and cleft palate reconstructive surgery and treatment for underprivileged children in Liberia.
Posted by: Dan Adomitis | January 22, 2010 | read full posting >
The Informer Names Firestone Liberia Concessionaire of the Year
Citing "quality services" and "programs that have impacted lives" in Liberia, The Informer recently named Firestone Liberia the country's Concessionaire of the Year for 2009.
Posted by: Dan Adomitis | January 15, 2010 | read full posting >
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