An international humanitarian organization, Anything is Everything, based in the United States on Wednesday donated several football items to the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA).
The items included footballs, jerseys, boots, pumps, books, among others.
Darlington Martor, a Liberian based in the US, said the donation was to encourage the young players of the Academy.
“I was just like any other kid that loved and played soccer when I was in Liberia. We did not have access to soccer materials and I feel that these kids should be helped to play the game they enjoy,” he said.
He said he launched his non-profit organization (Anything is Everything) with his friend from college to collect materials and send them to Liberia.
Martor, who has been out of Liberia for over 17 years, called on the kids at the academy to focus on their education and sports, adding that “I know many of you are from West Point and there are many kids out there who do not have this opportunity, so take full advantage of the school, and on the field. This is what got me where I am today.”
Martor also disclosed that the organization will be donating a 20 foot container full of non-food items, including health related materials, to two non-profit organizations (More Than Me Foundation in West Point and Restoring Hope in Lofa County) that support and empower vulnerable Liberian girls and boys in underprivileged areas in the country.
Receiving the items on behalf of the academy, co-founder Sekou Manubah thanked the organization for the materials, noting that even a single ball and set of training kits are very important to the academy.
“This is not something small; it is a very huge contribution to our academy, especially these books. The kids really appreciate it, because you might not find them in other schools and our kids are opportune to have them free of charge because of your organization,” he said.
“Anything is Everything” is an organization established in the US by six Connecticut college graduates and close friends who are passionate about contributing to the betterment of the global society.