The We Care Foundation, an NGO working in the education sector, has announced a list of new partnerships that are meant to improve the quality of learning in Liberia.
Former education minister and senatorial aspirant for Grand Kru, George Kronnisonyon Werner, has made good on his promise of L$500,000 (US$2,512) to cover tuition owed by graduated teachers of the Liberia Cooperative Standard Education School System Teachers Training College, according to a statement from the institution’s chief administrator, Joseph Wehye.
Oil palm company Golden Veroleum says it has started constructing and rehabilitating over 22 public schools in Sinoe and Grand Kru, where its concession areas are located.
After years of running a Family Literacy Initiative that trained parents to prepare their children for formal schooling, the We-Care Foundation has shifted its activities to ensure that its trainers maintain social distance with beneficiaries while still ensuring that the children continue learning.
Nimba County Community College has broken grounds to construct a ten-classroom engineering building on its campus. The facility will cost US$52,000 and should be completed by September this year, the college’s associate vice president disclosed.
As traditional education institutions have sought to ensure that Liberian students continue learning through the COVID-19 pandemic, other organizations that are not traditionally responsible for education have been doing their parts too.
A youth-led social enterprise has launched an online Virtual Entrepreneurship Program to keep Liberian high school students engaged throughout the COVID-19 break from school.
As the nation responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, interviews with representatives of individuals living with visual, hearing, and speech impairments suggest that this vulnerable group has gone largely unnoticed.