Liberia: APM Terminals Liberia launches scholarship program

APM Terminal Liberia has launched a scholarship sponsorship program as part of its commitment to corporate social responsibility. The program aimed at providing greater opportunities for the disadvantaged and empowering the next generation of leaders saw 120 students receive scholarships from six institutions across the country.

The private launch held last month at the Boulevard Palace Hotel was honored by Senior Montserrado County Senator, Hon. Saah Joseph and District #13 Representative, the Honorable Edward Papie Flomo of Montserrado County. In attendance were representatives, administrators, and students from the various eligible institutions in Districts 13 and 14, respectively.

The sponsorship program initially covers the six (6) Institutions namely; Freeway Baptist High School, Boakai Konneh Foundation School, Jimmy Jolocon School, God’s Glory Primary School and Rev. Peter Amos George Memorial Academy. The respective institutions were selected following a needs assessment and close consultation with APM Terminal Liberia stakeholders and qualified against the company’s CSR compliance policies. Other schools are expected to onboard when eligibility requirements are met.

Speaking at the event, Hon. Edward Flomo expressed his gratitude to APM Terminal Liberia for aligning with the immediate needs of the communities and setting up the initiative. He said: “It has been three long years since I took over as the representative for District #13, however, I am grateful to the APMT family that in the future we will continue to see APM Terminals more robust in its corporate social responsibilities.”

Mr. Prince Tweh of the Rev. Peter Amos George Memorial Academy spoke on behalf of the students and enthusiastically congratulated APM Terminal Liberia.

“On behalf of my colleagues, I would like to thank the management of the APMT for this great initiative and their help towards us as students. We assure that we will do our best to maintain the recommended grades to stay in this program .”

Hon. Saah Joseph, Senior Senator for Montserrado County, praised the new leadership of APMT-Liberia and encouraged the company to do more to highlight its many social interventions such as the scholarship program .

“I want to express my gratitude to the management of APM Terminals for this great undertaking and urge other dealerships to follow suit,” said the Hon. Senator Saah Joseph added.

“We are starting to see the good things that APM Terminals Liberia is now doing in Liberia with the arrival of this new management and we need to start talking about it. Mr. Graham, we say thank you and we wish that you do not leave because that good things are happening.”

Underscoring the essence of caring and fostering good relations, the Managing Director of APM Terminals Liberia, Mr. Jonathan Graham, remarked that the company is ready to do more. He said: “Before we go on, let me say, Prince and Sandra, you were super cool. What you said here, I couldn’t have done that at your age, I would have been super nervous, and I want to commend you for that. I have served and what I hear over and over again is the APMT family and that is exactly what we are – a family. Over the years it has is reflected in our actions.

“Yeah, we haven’t told people everything we’ve done so far, but as humans we want to do the right thing. Whether it’s in our daily activities or otherwise, this family in our Spirit is what brought us here today. We want you to be part of this family and this is just the first step.

“We want to move into stages two, three and four and it’s very important to me to have that continued support. I will say publicly that it is our commitment to you today to support the future of this new generation. Thank you all for the support and to my team for making this day possible.”

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