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PAW Launches ‘Excellent Leadership Award’-In Honor of Dr. Myra Simpson
Written by Our Senior Staff
Friday, 26 October 2012 14:06
The adage, "give a man his flowers since he still alive," will be manifested today, Friday, October 26, 2012, when the Liberia West African Council Missionaries and Christian Women Auxiliary Convention of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Assemblies of the World (PAW) Inc, launches an Excellent Leadership Award program, in honor of Dr. Myra E. Simpson, wife of Bishop of the 35th Episcopal District of the West African Council, PAW, Bishop Dr. Leo M. Simpson. Bishop Leo Simpson is also the Administrator/Principal of the Haywood Mission Institute (HMI), located in Sinkor Old Road, while the honoree is the head of Christian Education at the institution.
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, ahead of an array of dignitaries, including foreign envoys and education stakeholders, is expected to grace the occasion, which takes place at the Sarah E. Barclay Memorial Church of the PAW, located on Front Street in Monrovia.
Dr. Myra Simpson, according organizers, is being honored for the roles in educating and changing the lives of Liberians for many years as well as persistently exhibiting excellent leadership in the face of some tenuous and arduous circumstances.
Haywood Begins 80th Anniversary
Written by Our Senior Staff
Saturday, 16 April 2011 20:41
The Haywood Mission Institute located in Old Road, Sinkor, today, Monday, April 18, 2011, kicks off the observance of its 80th Gala Anniversary. In an interview with the In Profile Daily over the weekend, the Principal of the institution, Bishop Leo M. Simpson said the event will last for four day: Monday-Thursday.
Bishop Simpson explained that the four-day event will be characterized by many recreational activities including students’ feasts, sports and community projects, among others. According to him, during past celebrations, students’ community projects focused on visitation to children wards at the Catholic Hospital and other institutions, as well as teaching community residents for social responsibilities.
He indicated that during this year’s celebration, the students will be focusing on schools, fixing chairs, tables and other craft works; something he said was intended to prepare the students before their graduation from the institutions. Bishop Simpson said some schools have been invited to participate in the sporting activities.
Bishop Simpson termed the event as significant on the grounds that since the establishment of the school in 1931, it has and continues to immensely contribute to the human resource development of the country. Moreover, the Haywood Principal intoned that there has been neither negative development on the institution since its operation in Liberia, nor on its students, noting that his administration continues to demonstrate more disciplinary measures to ensure productive graduates from the institution.
Montserrado County District #5 Representative, Edwin Melvin Snowe, is expected to serve as Guest Speaker of the occasion, Bishop Simpson revealed. At the same time, Bishop Simpson has asserted that the school is not a political institution, and as such, it will not allow students to participate in any political activity (ies); stressing, "Students should stay off politics and focus on their lessons." His assertion was in response to question as to why students of the institution cannot participate in most national activities like other schools. While he is interested in preparing children for national duties among others, Bishop Simpson said it was necessary to make the students focus on their lessons, and not to use them in activities that are mostly political; something he observed could negatively the children’s educational sojourn. According to him, politicians usually use students ‘to get their way out."
Established in 1931, the Haywood Mission Institute is the mother academic institution run by the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World (PAW) Incorporated in Liberia.
Bishop Simpson, who also heads the PAW in Liberia, took over the Haywood Mission Institute in 1978. It is one of the renowned schools in Liberia.
The Inquirer (Monrovia) Liberia: President Sirleaf Lauds Haywood Mission School
By Charles B. Yates, 19 June 2007
The Liberian Leader, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, has lauded the administration of the Haywood Mission School for providing quality education to the children of Liberia.
President Sirleaf made the acknowledgment yesterday at the Haywood Mission School when she officially dedicated a newly constructed modern library.The Liberian leader said she was overwhelmed with the level of progress on the compound of the institution, adding that "this government appreciates your project".
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