The newly elected president of the Lions club international, Felix Paul Saint –Jean said, as part of their club’s mandate to serve the world, they will be engaging in reading actions to focus on increasing literacy and access to learning resources through service.
Mr. Saint- Jean, adhering to their motto, "We serve" plans to engage their partners in support of this endeavor. "We hope to reach out to as many schools and give a book to every student in our country," he adds. Adding that Liberian children are the future, they have chosen to work with the youths as their second major project.
Meanwhile, the lions club plans to install officers of the Greater Monrovia Leo’s club next week, and wants to definitely support the club in their youth projects "which will cover some of the pressing issues such as drug abuse, teenage pregnancy, and juvenile delinquency," he stated.
The Lions Club is also providing food supplies, basic health services to schools, orphanages and also disaster relief within its tenure work. They (Lion Club) promised to engage themselves in the rehabilitation of abandoned schools and health care centers around the country. Several ministries of the government including health, education, etc, are to partner with the Lions club in these programs.
Since 1925, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be "knight of the blind", Lions club in and around the world has worked on sight projects which have provided vision resources. "We have sponsored operations for patients with cataract and donated reading glasses to the underprivileged and many students around the country," stated Mr. Felix. There are plans for an Eye hospital, due to the magnitude of this project; it will be a joint project by both the greater Monrovia Lions club and also The Cape Mesurado Lions Club.