The founder of the ATDMF, Mrs. Saya Doe Sio, along with her husband, Francis Sio and two of their children, who led the groundbreaking, told FrontPageAfrica that the number of students’ capacity have overwhelmed the existing structure and so there is the need for the additional facility.
“Also, our students in the sixth grade will be leaving the elementary division and getting into the seventh grade, we don’t want to lose them. We need to have the building so that by the time they are getting out, we will be ready to accommodate them for them to continue their education uninterrupted,” Mrs. Doe-Sio said.
The new facility is also expected to take in at least 500 pupils including the present 350 kids, who are now in the school from kindergarten to Grade Six.
She praised an anonymous donor for depositing US$30,000 as that person’s contribution for the project, which is aimed at educating impoverished Liberian school-going kids.
In addition to their services to the students, she stated that they have served over 6000 individuals in the impoverished communities across Buchanan through their preventive healthcare services and women’s empowerment program.