The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, on August 30, 2018, presented backpacks to almost 400 elementary school students in Montserrado County. The program was held at the Monrovia City Hall.Parents and guardians of the students, along with distinguished Ministers and donors to the program were in attendance. All students receiving the backpacks achieved academic excellence with an average grade point average of at least 90% during the 2017/2018 school year.
This exercise launched the annual backpack drive sponsored by the Foundation which is expected to continue through the end of next week. At the end of the exercise, one thousand elementary students in Montserrado, Maryland, Bomi, Bong and Margibi Counties will receive backpacks. The backpacks include assorted school materials and a cash gift of Twenty United States Dollars ($20.00). Parents were encouraged to use the cash to help with the purchase of uniform for the child..
A total of twenty Thousand United States Dollars ($20,000.00) was given up to all one thousand students for the backpack drive this year.