Liberia’s educational structure is currently underachieving. Plagued by inadequate schools and supplies, as well as a lack of teacher training programs, the literacy rate of Liberia is estimated at 60.8%.
There are over 250,000 orphans, semi-orphans, and vulnerable children living in Liberia as a result of the Liberian uncivil war, death of HIV/AIDs affected parents, The Ebola epidemic, unwanted pregnancy, sexual exploitation, and extreme poverty. Many of whom have lost basic morals, religious and cultural values and many that may have taken part in or have witnessed some kind of atrocities that are still harboring much hatred, anger, trauma, and resentment including the everyday frustration in the growth stages of children. Many of these depressed and impoverished children are self-supporters, the source of family income, street sellers, and hard labor workers. They have been exposed to drugs and participate in anti-social and criminal activities (prostitution, stealing) and other vulnerabilities that are likely to harm their future livelihood and may become harmful members and liability to the society. Children who do not have access to quality education increase their vulnerability to child abuse, sexual exploitation, and trafficking. This epidemic is not only effecting the girls but the boys as well. Education is the key to success that breaks the generational gap of poverty and can benefit economic growth, infrastructure development and alleviate poverty. As well, it will provide a sustainable family size particularly in the maternal population, children health, and democracy. By enabling these developments children gain life skills and knowledge for better jobs, and is strongly linked to concrete improvement in health and nutrition.
We’ve partnered with the Ministry of Education to, in accordance with Liberia’s Ministry of Education standards. To establish a school for up to 800 students in the Kindergarten to pre-college grades (US equivalent of K-12). The school will provide boarding facilities for all students. To provide scholarships for orphans, outside of the school limits in other areas of the country.
Provide adult literacy, farming education programs and sustainable farming techniques to farmers. In accordance with Liberia’s Ministry of Education standards.