VIDEO: Canadian Prime Minister Visits Slipway Elementary School

MONROVIA, Montserrado – On Nov. 24, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paid a visit to Liberia, during which he toured the Slipway Elementary School, where the Canadian-funded Right to Play project is located.

In attendance during Trudeau’s visit were the Minister of Youth and Sports, Saah N’Tow, and Education Minister George Werner. While serving as the prime minister, Trudeau, a former teacher, is also Canada’s Minister of Youth.

At the Slipway Elementary School, Yvonne Capehart Weah of the We-Care Foundation welcomed the prime minister into one of the classrooms to help teach. The We-Care Foundation runs the Reading Liberia program, which produces high-quality and relevant books for use in Liberian schools. Reading Liberia is a partnership with the CODE Foundation, which also receives funding from the Canadian government.

After his visit to Slipway Elementary School, the self-described feminist later participated in a high-level panel discussion on women leadership.

Watch the video below:

Featured photo by Zeze Ballah

Zeze Ballah

Zeze made his journalism debut as a high school reporter at the LAMCO Area School System. In 2016 and 2017, the Press Union of Liberia awarded Zeze with the Photojournalist of the Year award. Zeze was also the union's 2017 Health Reporter of the Year. He is a Health Journalism Fellow with Internews.

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