Since 2010, Checago Bright Foundation has been navigating the odds under daring circumstances taking life –water to people in places that no one would imagine.
To date, the Foundation has implemented a host of water, sanitation, hygiene, and education projects in urban and rural Liberia that have transformed the lives of over 25,000 people. This service to humanity has not gone unnoticed as a media group “The Alternative Media Forum” has presented a certificate of honor to the Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Mr. Checago Bright-Sawo, for the numerous community based initiatives being taken by his institution.
The group which comprises journalists and civil society activists said the honor was bestowed on Mr. Bright-Sawo for making strides to provide safe drinking water and sanitation to an important portion of Liberia’s population that lacks access to basic social services.
Presenting the certificate on behalf of the group, the Secretary General of (AMF), Martin Blayon said the group saw the need to recognize not just the Bright Foundation but all those working to ensure that Liberia becomes a better place and people are made to have access to those basic necessities such as water and sanitation.
“Right now, everyone in Liberia is used to criticizing everything even if it is good. We are resolved to ignite a paradigm shift by recognizing those who deserve recognition such as Mr. Checago Bright-Sawo. It is a tradition that people who are helping to improve the country’s image are hardly appreciated. We want to change that,” Blayon added.
He named the modern hand pump in Wein Town, lower Margibi County and several others as major projects that have made marks on the lives of the people in those areas. For these people in Wein Town, it was their first time in twenty years to begin drinking clean and safe water.
Receiving the award, Mr. Checago Bright-Sawo said he was glad that the efforts being made by the foundation to reach out to the needy in the remotest villages across Liberia would be appreciated in such a manner. He added that the recognition is not just for him as a person but also for the volunteers who are making the dream of the foundation becomes a reality.
Meanwhile, the Liberia Telecommunication Corporation (LIBTELCO) is expected to open two ICT centers at Tubman High School and African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) today. Vice President Joseph N. Boakai will cut the ribbon to the modern IT facility.