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Grand Bassa County Scholarship foundation 2nd Annual benefit dinner

sponsors.jpgOn Saturday September 22, 2012 Senator Gbehzohngar M. Findley, President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate traveled to the United States with  his lovely wife to fundraise for the Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC) .  That evening, he also served as the guest speaker at the second annual Grand Bassa County Scholarship Foundation’s Benefit Dinner.  During his keynote speech, Senator Findley appealed to all Liberians and friends of Liberia to work together to ensure the success of this college.  He also emphasized the need for continual streams of funding to facilitate the sustainable development of the school, its staff, and its programs. In an effort to lead by example, Senator Findley pledged to sponsor five GBCC teachers to obtain advanced degrees, in the name of his late father Senator Joseph Henry Patrick Findley. In addition to Senator Findley’s pledge, Mr. Emmanuel N. Reeves, one of the major donors to GBCSF is sponsoring 15 students and pledged to sponsor 2 teachers for advanced studies.  Also, there were many other individuals who contributed to the scholarship funds which resulted to a total number of 68 local scholarships to GBCC.


The Grand Bassa Community College was established out of the need for a local institution of higher learning in Grand Bassa County, Liberia. Prior to its establishment, many high school graduates were limited in their higher educational pursuits because they were unable to fund the costs associated with relocating to Monrovia. Today, the school educates over 800 students in various technical fields.  GBCC serves as a trailblazer to other community colleges that are blossoming in the country now, and has even won the approval and praise of our illustrious president Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Speaking on behalf of the residents of Grand Bassa County, Senator Findley asks each Liberian in the Diaspora and residents of the County to contribute in some way to this great effort.

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Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Rev. Paul W. Johnson, offering opening prayers at the Grand Bassa County Scholarship foundation benefit dinner

   

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Senator Gbehzohngar Findley addressing the Grand Bassa County Scholarship foundation benefit dinner guests

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Deputy Chief of Mission of the Liberian Embassy Jeff Gongoer Dowana Sr. addressing Benefit Dinner guests

   

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Group Photo of GBCSF Sponsors.

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Senator Findley, the President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate receiving award from the Grand Bassa County Scholarship foundation.

   

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Mr. Emmanuel N. Reeves, Liberian businessman receiving award from the Grand Bassa County Scholarship foundation

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Dr. Levi Zangai, President of the Grand Bassa Community College making remarks and giving updates on the college.

   

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Patricia Walker, treasurer of the Grand Bassa County Scholarship foundation giving welcome remarks.

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Julia Davis, Co-chair of the Board of Directors for Grand Bassa County Scholarship foundation presenting 2012/2013 programs

   

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Graduate students from George Mason University, USA sharing their experiences of visit to Liberia and the Grand Bassa Community College site.

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Mr. Joseph Sinyan, Executive Director of the Grand Bassa County Scholarship Foundation, making closing remarks.

   

Submitted by:                                                                         Approved,

Jeremiah G. Davis                                                                     Joseph D. Sinyan                                                                    
General Secretary                                                                     Executive Director
Grand Bassa County Scholarship Foundation, USA     

 

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