Firestone Dedicates Division 45 Elementary School Annex
HARBEL, Liberia, West Africa (March 30, 2007)- Division 45 Elementary School’s newly constructed annex was officially dedicated by Firestone Liberia Tuesday, March 27.
Speaking at the official dedication ceremony, James Cooper, the principal of the school, praised Firestone Liberia for creating the annex. He described it as “one of Firestone Liberia’s best constructed buildings in recent times.”
He said that Firestone Liberia’s construction of the annex comes in the wake of the growing number of students at the Division 45 Elementary School in Harbel. Cooper said the construction of the annex allows for an increase in the school’s capacity for the next academic term.
The keys to the building were presented to Dwede D. Hoto, Superintendent of the Firestone School System, by George B. Caine, Superintendent for School Operations. Caine assured the school administration that Firestone Liberia will continue to fully support the education of its employees’ children.
Presenting the keys to school authorities, Hoto commended Firestone Liberia saying, “we are very appreciative for the construction.”
Francis Taweh, on behalf of his fellow students, congratulated Firestone Liberia for the construction of the annex. “Today our hearts are filled with joy; we can only pray and hope that this building will be used for its intended purpose,” Taweh said.
G. Rufus Karmorh, Public Affairs Manager of Firestone Liberia, called on parents of Division 45 School students to take full advantage of the opportunities that Firestone Liberia provides.
He said it is the collective responsibility of parents, teachers and all stakeholders to take full advantage of the educational institutions. He appealed to the students to be studious, saying “you are the future leaders.”
He then commended the efforts of the Firestone teachers for their patience in imparting knowledge to Liberia’s youth. Karmorh described the teaching profession as a challenging, but an extremely rewarding task.