The Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS), in collaboration with Liberia’s leading GSM company, LoneStar Cell MTN and CSquared Liberia, on Wednesday June 22, 2022 launched a computer lab at GW Gibson High School, Monrovia.
The computer lab is intended to provide public high school students with computer training and internet access to strengthen their research skills.
Speaking at the program, Deputy General Manager of LoneStar Cell MTN Ali Fakih expressed his satisfaction with the initiative.
Fakih said his institution and CSquared are committed to ensuring that GW Gibson High School has a computer lab and internet service that can support students throughout their education and bring them to a higher height.
According to the Deputy Director General, the facility will provide 733 students with access not only to a computer lab, but also to the Internet.
He noted that this will help students buy new ideas into the learning and teaching environment, encouraging them to take advantage of this opportunity.
“Despite COVID-19, we never forget our commitment to you. We will provide high-speed internet service for your research activity to enhance your learning,” Fakih said.
He added that IT training will be provided to professors, teaching staff and students at GW Gibson High School on how to use the internet and take full advantage of the lab to help them achieve their dreams.
Also remarking during the program, Ms. Rochelle Bannerman, Country Manager at CSquared, said her institution is passionate about connectivity.
She said she was happy to partner with LoneStar Cell MTN and MCSS.
Ms. Bannerman recounted that CSquared is a broadband internet service provider and is active in the country. [ever since].
“CSquared hopes to build a better, safer, faster and more connected environment,” she said.
According to her, the company also operates in other West African countries and other parts of Africa.
The South African Ambassador to Monrovia, Professor Iqbal Jhazbhay, who also made brief remarks, described the initiative as a beautiful route to the world.
He told the gathering that the South African Embassy will partner with LoneStar Cell MTN to launch a scholarship program that will benefit many young Liberians.
For his part, Boakai Fofana, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism, commended LoneStar Cell MTN and CSquared for supporting the efforts of the Government of Liberia through this initiative.
He said this is happening at a time when every learning component of education is accessible through technology.
He recounted that during the Ebola pandemic, LoneStar Cell MTN also made many contributions in the fight against the virus.
Also remarking, Mr. Isaac Saye – Lakpoh Zawolo, Superintendent of Monrovia Consolidated School System, thanked the two companies, LoneStar Cell MTN and CSquared for demonstrating corporate social responsibility to MCSS through the construction of the computer lab.
He said MCSS is proud of the project, especially since the company has promised to provide training for professors, teaching staff and students.
“Thank you for demonstrating your partnership with the corporate community. It shows that our school should not exist in isolation. We are looking for an opportunity as our budget is limited by salary,” he said.
Earlier in his welcome address, Mr. Moses Karnga, Principal of GW Gibson Secondary School, expressed his gratitude to LoneStar Cell MTN & CSquared for the project.-Edited by Winston W. Parley
Liberia: MCSS, Lonestar Cell MTN and Csquared launch GW Gibson Computer Lab
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