DAWNUS AND STREET CHILD EXTEND THEIR SCHOOL BUILDING PARTNERSHIP INTO LIBERIA
On Friday 8th December the team in Liberia was delighted to attend the opening of the new Dawnus school building at C.H Henry Public School in White Plains, on the outskirts of the Liberian capital, Monrovia.
The build was completed to a very high standard in just seven weeks. Dawnus supervised a team of community volunteers in creating a spacious, light and airy three-classroom structure at this Elementary School, which is located in a deprived area on the northern edge of Monrovia.
C.H. Henry used to be a large complex that catered for all grades from Kindergarten to Senior High School. However, during the Liberian Civil War, the site was largely abandoned.
Since its re-establishment in 2005, the school has only been able to offer Elementary grades due to space constraints. Students who want to further their education were forced to walk over 12km into the city reach a Junior High School.
The new three-building structure will make a huge difference to the students and the community.
The administration has announced the intention to use the new building as a Junior High School Facility, benefitting current students and the community as a whole. “This is only just the beginning. Dawnus has given us the building, and we now have the responsibility to create a school for generations to come”, said the District Commissioner at the opening.
Dawnus International are long-term supporters of the Street Child school building activities in Sierra Leone, and this is the first collaboration in Liberia. We would like to thank them for their contribution, and the efforts on behalf of the school community. Thanks to their support, hundreds more children have been able to go to school.