UNIBOA sponsored Nursing Students graduate
From the Stella Maris Polytechnic’s Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences.
Story by Edith Quabo - Daily Observer & Alexander Bealded - Uniboa
Beatrice Nyomo(l) and Sam Vessele (r), beneficiaries of UNIBOA scholarships, pose with Home Affairs Committee Chairman, Toman Gboyah (c)
Monrovia -- Two Liberian students, who were beneficiaries of sponsorships from the United Bassa Organization in the Americas (UNIBOA), recently graduated from the Stella Maris Polytechnic’s Mother Pattern College of Health Sciences.
The graduates spoke to the Daily Observer (which covered the graduation ceremony) in separate interviews minutes after the ceremony. Beatrice Nyomo, one of the beneficiaries, said she appreciated the organization’s kind gesture in supporting her through the university. She divulged that the scholarship meant so much for her at a time when most of her peers wanted to further their education but did not have the financial capability to do so.
Beatrice described UNIBOA’s move as a right step toward preparing the youths and citizens of “this war-ravaged nation as we gear toward the rebuilding process of this nation.” Sam Vessele, who also a benefited from a UNIBOA scholarship, said he was very happy for what the group had done for him.
“The level of education that this group has provided for me cannot be over emphasized,” he noted. “In this light, I pledge my unflinching support in working with the group as I have obtained a scholarship that has enabled me to reach this far in my educational sojourn.” Vessele added that he is willing to work in any county, district or village in Liberia.
UNIBOA’s Home Affairs Committee Chairman, Toman Gboyah, said the organization is in the vanguard of providing humanitarian assistance to orphanages and scholarships to under-privileged students, especially youths from Grand Bassa County to enable them to strengthen the manpower capacity of that county.
He stated that UNIBOA remains committed to the good image and cordial working relations with Liberian religious, political and community leaders in improving the lives and conditions of the people.
“This organization was founded in 1991; but because of the war, it became dormant,” he explained, promising a strengthened organization in Liberia and abroad.
Gboyah is responsible for all of UNIBOA’s programs, humanitarian assistance and the success (or failure) of all current projects being undertaken in the country.
According to Mr. Toman Gboyah, UNIBOA’s Home Affairs Committee Chairman, “Up to date, I am proud to say that there are five more students of the Scholarship program at the school that are scheduled to graduate upon the completion of their remaining courses”. Mr. Gboyah also expressed optimism that the students will serve their various communities in the Bassa regions as enshrine in an agreement they signed earlier. The Nursing Scholarship Program affords these students an opportunity to get trained; they are also under the obligation to go to any of the Bassa counties to contribute their quota.
Mr. Gboyah also stated that UNIBOA remains supportive to Liberians from any of the Bassa counties in pursuit of higher education amidst the difficult economic periods in the country.