BUCHANAN – On Monday, ArcelorMittal Liberia began distributing school supplies to forty-eight schools in communities closest to its operations to help support student education and ease the financial burden on parents when it comes to purchasing. school materials for their children.
Happy students and school administrators from Bassa Elementary Demonstration School and Zolowee Public School in Nimba County expressed their gratitude for the support provided by ArcelorMittal Liberia.
At the launch of the program in Buchanan, ArcelorMittal Liberia’s interim chief financial officer and managing director Mahamar Haidara said the donation of the supplies was an indication of the company’s commitment to the educational needs of the county communities. from Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa.
âIt is with great pleasure that ArcelorMittal Liberia presents these educational kits to the children who are the future of Liberia. We hope that many of you will be working with us in a few years. You are full of hope for this country, and it is with great pleasure that we offer you this educational material, âsaid Interim CEO Haidara.
The teaching material distributed includes, among others, notebooks, pens and pencils from ArcelorMittal. More than 10,000 notebooks are said to be distributed in Grand Bassa alone.
At Zolowee Public School in Nimba County, where another presentation ceremony was held, Adriaan, Director of Operations for ArcelorMittal Liberia Strydom encouraged the students benefiting from the distribution to take the opportunity available to them to acquire a quality education, as it is the pillar on which they can improve their life and their country.
âEducation is a real opportunity that improves your life. The material that you have obtained is a part of what can help you be successful in your studies. Keep learning and make sure you keep in mind what your teachers will teach you, âStrydom encouraged the students.
For his part, Edmund Gbah, Community Relations Supervisor for ArcelorMittal Liberia said: âWe have delivered on our commitment in many areas; At that time, we thought about coming to the school to identify with the students by giving them some of what they need for their education. We want you to use these notebooks and we don’t want to see them with people we haven’t given them to or in the markets.
The local education offices in Nimba and Grand Bassa, as well as the parents and teachers associations or PTAs participated in the launch programs and congratulated ArcelorMittal Liberia for the initiative. They pointed out that the program brings some relief to parents.
ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company, with a presence in 60 countries and primary steel fabrication facilities in 17 countries. In 2020, ArcelorMittal achieved sales of $ 53.3 billion and crude steel production of 71.5 million metric tons, while iron ore production reached 58.0 million tons metric.
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