Domfah Academy and Professional Institute (DAPI) will add computer literacy education to its curriculum next school year and will also offer many professional training in various disciplines to the people of Johnsonville Community, officials have disclosed.Image
DAPI is a new school opened in New Life Community of Johnsonville on the outskirts of Monrovia. It is run under the auspices of Domfah Enterprise, a Non Governmental Organization (NGO) based in Switzerland, aiming to open similar institutes in each county of Liberia.Image
Addressing students before DAPI scheduled closing program on Sunday July 7, 2013, the keynote speaker, Deputy Labour Minister for Administration J. Cole Bangalu, admonished parents to support the institute brought in their community.
Deputy Minister Bangalu, said unlike other institutions that may want to establish in central Monrovia, DAPI has chosen Johnsonville, adding that the parents are required to give full support to the instructional staff and the administration of the school.
He added that parents’ support will encourage the staff to mold the minds of their children to contribute meaningfully to the development of their country.
The Deputy Minister called on other Liberians in the Diaspora to emulate Mr. Isumel Kromah to invest in the human resource capacity building of the youth to buttress government’s poverty reduction efforts. Kromah is a Liberian residing in Switzerland.
During an exclusive interview after the program, the Principal of the school, Mr. Messiah Williams, disclosed that after struggling to establish a standard institute in Johnsonville for two years, his dream came through this year when Mr. Kromah connected the school institution with Domfah Enterprise, an NGO in Switzerland and the UK.
Initially, before Kromah’s connection, the school was being run in an unfinished building for which Williams could not pay rent. The area was not conducive for learning, but it has now been turned into a better learning environment, attracting students.
Williams said since the connection, there are many changes taking place in the institute in line with his dream of having a bigger institution in Johnsonville to meet the needs of the people.
He named some of those achievements as: a feeding program for students, completion a five class room school building in less than six months, acquisition of computers for each student, while preparations are under way to construct a bigger school building including a promise for students’ exchange program.
He added that Kromah is the gateway for all these achievements that has now made him proprietor of a bigger institution –DAPI.
Kromah who also spoke with The Informer via telephone from Switzerland noted that Domfah Enterprise has many good programs of benefit to Liberia, especially in the area of youth capacity building.
He maintained that this is an opportunity he cannot afford to miss for his people. “Domfah Enterprise provides standard professional education to many countries around the world,” he asserted.
Kromah averred that Domfah Enterprise is ready to establish DPAI in every county in Liberia, adding that Domfah Enterprise-Liberia has his unflinching support.