Firestone Liberia Reopens Two Additional Schools
HARBEL, Liberia, West Africa (August 10, 2007)- Firestone Liberia announced the reopening of two additional schools within the concession area, effective next academic term — part of efforts to provide sound and quality education for the children of its employees.
According to Rufus Karmorh, Public Affairs Manager of Firestone Liberia, the reopening of the two additional educational facilities at Divisions 13 and 39 — which were completely devastated by the 14 years civil conflict — is a clear manifestation of Firestone’s commitment to its human resource development programs.
Karmorh made the school opening announcement during the closing programs of the Division 23 Elementary School. He urged employees in proximity to these two new schools to take advantage of the opportunity by sending their children to school.
Edward Brewer, Estates Superintendent of Division 29, served as guest speaker at the closing ceremony. He commended Firestone Liberia for the manner in which the company continues to place more emphasis on the education of its employees’ children.
Brewer also noted that Firestone was doing everything possible to improve the living standards of its employees, manifested by the reconstruction of damaged schools, and the construction of new schools and modern housing units within the concession area.
Brewer also praised Firestone Liberia for the introduction of its High School programs within its educational system.
In his speech, “Parental Responsibility in the Educational Development of their Children,” Brewer encouraged parents to pay attention to their children’s education, and he called on parents to take advantage of Firestone educational programs by sending their children to school.
For his part, David Geewroe, Principal of the Division 23 School, thanked Firestone Liberia and the Education Department for the level of support they provided the school over the years.