Thursday, March 10, 2016

Cameroon:Sponsor of Structural Renovations at G.S.Likoko Hailed

By Christopher Ambe

Chief Fende lauding  sponsor
Martin Monangai, pioneer pupil of G.S Likoko Membea-Buea now resident in the USA who funded the recent rehabilitation and renovation of sections of his alma mater to the tune of over 1.5 million FCFA has been commended by local authorities for such timely assistance to the institution.    At a brief but important ceremony, Wednesday March 9, at the school premises to mark the end of phase one of the renovation works, speakers who included the Chief of Likoko Membea, Ngeke Fende; Mr. Mokoko Carl Motinda, representative of the Inspector of Basic Education for Buea Subdivision and Mola Esame Robert Joke, PTA President of GS.Likoko all lavished praises on Martin Monangai for undertaking the renovation works at a time there was urgent need.He was likened to a God-send       Government School Likoko Membea, created in 1973, has graduated hundreds of Cameroonians who are doing great in all walks of life at home and abroad.Although a state-owned school, sections of the institution were in a state of disrepair and the PTA President said he was due to launch a public appeal for well-wishers to help until Martin Monangai came in to help the situation.

Mr. Mokoko Carl 
Pupils taking snacks

   Dr. Besong Henry, another pioneer pupil of G.S Likoko Membea now resident in Italy, not only oversaw the execution of the repairs but also contributed  financially.   Also speaking a the ceremony, Mola Elali Mokake,a former PTA President of the same school recalled how the local community had in the past been assisting the school. He urged the staff of GS Likoko Membea to always relate well with the elite of the village, so as to get their support to the growth of the school

The various speakers called on other ex-pupils of the institution to emulate the example of Mr. Monangai and Dr. Besong Henry, by giving back to the community that laid their foundation to success. 

 GS Likoko Pupils perform cultural dance to salute the  renovations
   Earlier in her welcome address, Mrs. Ngassa Frida,Head-teacher of G.S Likoko Membea Group 1, was thankful to the project sponsors and promised that the school management would do its best to ensure academic excellence remains part of the institution.The pupils entertained the invitees with cultural dances and songs in appreciation of the facelift given the school.

1 comment:

Natalie Cabinda said...

I totally applaud this effort!! It takes one Cameroonian at a time to effect positive change in Cameroon. These pupils will never forget, and the teachers and authorities need to remind them of the importance of giving, of generosity, so that such acts can be copied and replicated by them when they grow up. I also applaud the writer of this article for publishing this because when people feel appreciated, they have the general tendency to do more. Kudos, Martin. You have set a good example to all of your peers, myself included.