Firestone School System Expands Its Computer Education Program
HARBEL, Liberia, West Africa (January 15, 2007)- Firestone Liberia has opened and equipped a computer laboratory at the Division 10 Junior High School outside Harbel.
The installation of the computers at the Division 10 Junior High School furthers Firestone Liberia’s desire to modernize the Firestone School System and open a new avenue in the learning process of its employees’ children.
Firestone is also quoted as stating that the introduction of computer education within its school system is intended to ensure that children of employees are afforded the opportunity to acquire sound and quality education that would enable them to cope with the developmental needs of modern Liberia and the world at large.
The Principal of the Division 10 Junior High School, John B. Martor, described the introduction of computer education within the Firestone School System as “a step forward.” Martor also expressed delight that the children are now gaining access to computer education at an early age in their educational pursuit.
Martor commended Firestone Liberia, through officials of the company’s Education Department, for making a top priority the education of the children whom he referred to as “future leaders of the country.” He also appealed to students of the Firestone School System to make maximum use of the opportunities being provided them by Firestone Liberia.
At the same time, parents of students enrolled at the Division 10 Junior High School have expressed delight over the installation of the computers. They lauded Firestone for opening the computer laboratory and expressed the hope that the children will put ample time into their studies in order to achieve the objectives for which the computers were installed.
This latest installation brings to three the number of junior high schools within the Firestone School System in which computer laboratories have been open.