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ArcelorMittal’s Community Development Fund Builts $98K Teachers’ Quarter in Grand Bassa

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The Grand Bassa County Project Management Committee (PMC) has announced the completion of a modern teacher’s quarter in Wee-Statutory District, Grand Bassa County.

The project named the “St. John Community School Teachers’ Quarter” and is funded from the ArcelorMittal’s 20 percent development fund which is allotted to communities closest to its operational areas.

The cost of the quarter is put at 98,000USD. It is bult with capacity to host about eight teachers and their families, according to the Project management Committee

St John Town-the benefiting community forms the border with Bong county is an important railway community next to Frank Diggs Town where ArcelorMittal recently constructed children playground.

On Thursday, Grand Bassa Project Committee Chairman- Moses Henry posted on Facebook to celebrate the completion of the teachers’ quarter and described it “another milestone”.

Said Henry: “another milestone project being completed (Teacher Quarter) St. John Community, Wee Statutory District, Grad Bassa County. We are going small.”

“Let me say a big thank you to our critics they are helping us let them continue” he added.

The Bassa Project Committee Chair thanked ArcelorMittal Liberia, the county legislative caucus, superintendent Janjay Baikpeh, and members of the PMC “for their support”.

Teachers in rural Liberia lack dwelling places, the practical resources and knowledge needed to run a successful classroom.

It is believed that housing facility is a form of compensation, some advocates believe could ensure teachers stay in the profession to prepare the next generation.

It is an important step forward because once teachers hit the classroom, they often feel lonely and isolated but with family members by their side, they can be encouraged to perform well.

Teacher-centered housing communities are grossly absent across Liberia, and this project sprung up in rural Liberia by the funding of ArcelorMittal will build on the premise that quality of life and quality of housing can be a draw even when poor teacher can afford something.

 

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