L$180K Raised for Boys Town Market

first_imgThe Chief Executive Officer of Shello Enterprise, Augustine Fayiah and House Speaker, Alex Tyler with many others over the weekend raised over L$180,000 for the construction of a Boys Town Market in lower Margibi County.The Shello Enterprise is in the business of providing health care and education services to the people of District #1 in Lower Margibi County and to the people of Liberia at large. Shello has a school that spans elementary thru junior high, as well as a 15-room clinic in the area. At the fundraiser held at the Salt and Light International Ministry, Mr. Fayiah made a contribution of L$100,000 and at the same time called on Liberians to engage in self-inventiveness, which he said is cardinal to the development of the district #1 and the country at large.He explained that Boys Town market women have been crying for the opportunity to support the building of a market hall in the district but lack of financial support has been the major problem.“I’m personally making a contribution of L$100,000 to ensure that our efforts toward the construction of the market hall remain intact. I have built an eleven classroom school for the people of this district and also a 15-bedroom ‘state of the art health center’ in this district,” Mr. Fayiah disclosed.Mr. Fayiah disclosed that he runs the Shello Memorial Elementary and Junior High School and the Shello Memorial Medical Center providing active services to the people.Mr. Fayiah said he is grateful to House Speaker Alex Tyler for gracing the occasion and making a contribution of L$50,000 to help with the project.“The women who are selling in the market are our mothers, sisters and relatives, who call for our support to ensure that they have a suitable business hall. We need to continue to engage in activities that promote development before calling on our international partners,” he stressed.Mr. Fayiah disclosed that he would be contesting in 2017 in the same district #1 and said he believes in seeking the welfare of the people.In remarks, House Speaker Alex Tyler urged the marketers and residents of the district to engage in positive initiatives that will help in the development of the country.According to Speaker Tyler, Liberians have complained about the lack of development without showing their contribution or engaging in actions that bring development.“Let me encourage everyone that if you take such a journey, others will join you in making or bringing this to reality. How long will we continue to beg, particularly calling on western countries to do all for us as a country?” Tyler wondered.The marketers expressed gratitude to the public for the huge turnout in contributing to the construction of market hall, particularly, Augustine Fayiah and Friends of Fayiah for undertaking the initiative to ensure that the fundraiser was successful.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quincy Jones to receive honor for UNICEF work

first_imgMusic impresario Quincy Jones will be honored by UNICEF after returning from a humanitarian trip to Cambodia. During the weeklong trip with UNICEF officials, Jones stopped in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh and the historic city of Siem Riep, where he visited Angkor Hospital for Children, the Child Friendly Schools organization and other UNICEF programs for children and families. “I am committing myself to doing everything possible to pull the resources together to aid the children of not only Cambodia, but the children of all the countries in the world,” Jones said in a statement. Jones founded his global children’s charity, the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation, in 1990. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week UNICEF will honor Jones with the Spirit of Compassion award at its annual Snowflake Ball in New York on Nov. 28. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more