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Liberia: Teacher union provides educators with vital personal protective equipment

An education union in Liberia has donated valuable equipment to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

On 1 April, the National Teachers’ Association of Liberia (NTAL) donated US$2,292 in personal protective equipment for education workers. It has also donated items such as faucet buckets, cleaning products, sanitisers and soaps, to district education officers and institutions in the Montserrado and Margibi counties.

The donation is a reflection of the ongoing frontline presence of NTAL in the fight against COVID-19 in the country, as well as the close relationship the NTAL has maintained with public authorities during the crisis.

“This donation is meant to create awareness about the virus, while urging all Liberians to take seriously the frequent washing of hands properly, that is with soap and water,” stressed NTAL President Mary W.M. Nyumah.

This gesture was the union’s way of reinforcing the governmental efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Nyumah also urged all Liberians to respect the preventive measures put in place by the governmental and health authorities, including constant handwashing with soap, avoiding handshakes and group gatherings.

Receiving the items on behalf of Montserrado and Margibi counties, Samuel Bondo, CEO of Montserrado County, thanked the NTAL for the donation, welcoming it as a sign of “a great partnership in the fight against the deadly virus.”