Liberia’s VP, Jewel Howard Taylor pledges support to Alfalit International
By Alfalit L-GM
Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor, has renewed commitment to supporting the work of Alfalit International in Liberia when she received executives of the organization in the Capital, Monrovia.
She made the statement when four executives of Alfalit International, Madam Teresa de Almeida , Ms. Alexandra Coll, the director of Alfalit Liberia, Rev. Emmanuel J. Giddings and the National Program Supervisor of L-GM paid a courtesy visit at the Vice President’s capital Building office in Monrovia.
Vice President Taylor said, Alfalit has been a real partner to Liberia and that its work in Liberia has impacted the lives of thousands of Liberians especially women who make up majority of the program beneficiaries learning how to read and write an initiative she believes should across the country.
“I know the kind of impacts Alfalit Literacy Program has had on our people teaching them to read and write. I am available to provide support to Alfalit whenever you need me.”
“I am happy that a lot of women are interested in learning how to read and write, as I put my programs together as Vice President I will always think about Alfalit.”
“There have been many NGO projects in Liberia and we can hardly see the impacts, but Alfalit literacy programs have been very transformative in the lives of our people,” Vice President Taylor asserted.
In response, Alfalit International Program Director, Teresa Almeida told the vice president that, every time she and the team visits Liberia they come with the goal of serving and working with the Local office and stakeholders to strengthen the work of the organization and build vibrant partnership with people and organization who have deep passion in education and reducing the illiteracy in Liberia.
“Madam Vice President let me congratulate you on your success as the first woman vice president of Liberia and your great support to Alfalit’s work in Liberia when you were a senator.”
“We at Alfalit believe that if we educate the people, we will have a nation that will be liberated,” Madam Almeida said.
She then concluded by assuring the vice president of Alfalit International commitment to Liberia to continuing its the literacy, basic education and job skills program in Liberia in spite of change in leadership.
At the same time, the director of Alfalit Liberia, Rev. Emmanuel Giddings informed the Alfalit USAD team that the Vice President has been one of the few Liberians and politician that have often supported the work of Alfalit in the country since its formation in 2006 in Liberia.
“By the way, when the VP was the senator of Bong County, she served as guest speaker at two of our major events, and I remembered she said to us that; the kind of impacts Alfalit has on our populations, the next graduation should be taken to a city hall, a bigger place” Rev. Giddings reflected as saying.
Director Giddings was also laud the vice president for her strong passion in women empowerment and announced to her Alfalit’s willingness to establish more literacy programs across the country when called upon by the government, he also called for national support to Alfalit in order to vigorously reduce the high illiteracy rate among Liberians.