APM Terminal Liberia launched the Scholarship Sponsorship Program through its commitment to corporate social responsibility. The program aims to provide greater opportunities for the underprivileged and empower the next generation of leaders and has seen 120 students receive scholarships from six institutions across the country.
The special opening that took place last month at the Boulevard Palace Hotel was welcomed by the Senior Senator from Montserrado County, Hon. Sah Joseph, and District Representative No. 13, Mr. Edward Pape Flomo from Montserrado County. The meeting was attended by representatives, officials and students from various eligible institutions from within District 13 and 14 respectively.
The sponsorship program initially covers six (6) institutions which are; Highway Baptist High School, Boakai Konneh Foundation School, Jimmy Jolocon School, God’s Glory Elementary School, and Reverend Peter Amos George Memorial Academy. The respective organizations were selected after a needs assessment and close consultation with stakeholders at APM Terminal Liberia and qualified them in accordance with the company’s CSR compliance policies. Other schools are expected to join the board when eligibility requirements are met.
Speaking at the event, sir. Edward Flomo appreciated APM Terminal Liberia for aligning with the immediate needs of the communities and putting the initiative into action. “It has been three long years since I took over as District 13 Representative, however, I am grateful to the APMT family that we will continue to see stronger in the company’s social responsibilities,” he said.
Prince Tweh of Reverend Peter Amos George Memorial Academy spoke on behalf of the students and enthusiastically praised APM Terminal Liberia.
“On behalf of my fellow colleagues, I would like to thank the APMT management for this great initiative and assistance to us as students. We assure that we will do everything in our power to maintain the recommended scores for remaining in this program.”
presence. Sah Joseph, Senior Senator – Montserrado County, was full of praise for APMT’s new management in Liberia and encouraged the company to do more to highlight its many social interventions such as the Scholarship Scheme.
“I would like to express my gratitude to the management of APM Terminals for this wonderful project and urge other franchises to do the same,” Hon. Senator Saah Joseph added.
“We are starting to see the good things that APM Terminals Liberia is now doing in Liberia with this new administration coming in and we have to start talking about it. Mr. Graham, we say thank you and we hope you don’t go because good things are happening.”
Mr. Jonathan Graham, General Manager of ABM Terminals Liberia, highlighted the essence of philanthropy and the promotion of good relationships, and indicated that the company was ready to do more. ‘Before I go on,’ said he, ‘let me say, Prince and Sandra, you were so wonderful. What you said here, I wouldn’t have done it at your age, I would have been so nervous, and I want to commend you for that, I’ve been sitting here and I can still hear it’ Time and time again it is the APMT family and that’s what we are – a family.Over the years, this has been reflected in our actions.
“Yes, we haven’t told people everything we’ve done yet but as human beings, we want to do the right thing. Whether it’s in our daily activities or in other activities, that family in our soul is what made us here today. We want you to be a part of that family and that’s just One step.
“We want to move on to Step Two, Step Three, Step Four, and this is very important to me to have this ongoing support. I will publicly say that our commitment to you today is to support the future of this next generation. Thank you all for the support and my team to make this day happen.”