REEP Empowers Rural Dwellers With Education
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rural Educational Empowerment Program (REEP) Liberia says the organization remains focused in creating programs that will better the lives of ordinary Liberians.
Speaking at the official launch of the organization in Gbartala, Yellequelleh District, Bong County recently, REEP CEO, Lawrence Flomo, said the institution also remains committed to bettering the lives of young people.
“In order for us, as a people, to prosper, we need to initiate developments in the way that we want to see ourselves and our children in the future. We have worked over the years to identify challenges hindering our human development as a nation. We understand that the expected developments cannot affect us positively without our participation as beneficiaries,” Mr. Flomo said.
He said, having realized the need to serve and provide the opportunity for Liberians across the Country, they have organized ideas for the purpose of helping vulnerable Liberians to acquire vocational and other educational skills through the Rural Educational Empowerment Program (REEP).
According to him, the organization REEP Liberia is not a profit-making organization or a money-making organization but was founded to benefit Liberia and Liberians especially those who are rural dwellers.
Lawrence Flomo at the same time stated that the organization seeks to work with local communities to have safe drinking water through the provision of hand pumps, empower women and girls with vocational and other educational skills such as hairdressing, managing small businesses, agriculture activities amongst other.
According to our Bong county Correspondent, CEO Lawrence Flomo stated that education contributes to nation-building, and as such, “we cannot succeed as a nation without education.”
“If the citizens of Bong County had not contributed to our education, we couldn’t have the ideas we have today,” he stressed.
Mr. Flomo, at the same time, called on the government and well-meaning Liberians to help in creating learning and empowerment opportunities for Liberians across the Country.
“We will go far with development if only we stand together for the purpose of aiding our brothers and sisters with education”, he noted