Chinese Amb. Fu Jijun presenting a check US$ 2,000.00 to Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor
The Government of the People’s Republic of China, through its Embassy near Monrovia, has presented a check of two thousand United States dollars to the scholarship program of Liberia’s Vice President Chief Dr. Jewel Howard-Taylor.
According to a release from the office of the Vice President, the amount is specifically targeting twenty female graduates of the former More Than Me Academy, now called “HILLTOP School”.
It can be recalled that at the inaugural graduation ceremony of the school recently, the Vice President promised to lead the charge of forming a coalition in order to secure a scholarship program for about 1,500 female students to attend the Ricks Institute in Virginia, outside Monrovia.
Receiving the check, Vice President Howard-Taylor thanked the Chinese Government for the donation, describing it as timely.
She explained that the amount will be used to immediately begin the payment of tuition fees for the students.
“We are happy to announce that the ‘HILLTOP School’ female graduates made a successful pass in the entrance at Ricks and we are now in the process of raising funds to get them to school,” VP Howard-Taylor disclosed.
Vice President Howard-Taylor is meanwhile appealing to other development partners and persons of goodwill including the Women of Liberia and the business
Community to join this noble endeavor to help the female students complete their high school education.