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Oct 31, 2019

PROJECT REPORT - August- October 2019

 

INTRODUCTION: 

This update covers recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned Project covering the month under review (August 2019 –October 2019). Activities were held in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia. This update reflects the beginning of the rural women’s loan project payment in Minor Community, Kakata, Margibi County.

2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH:

2.1 Signing of MoUs and other project documents;

2.2. Joint Meeting with both women’s group in Kakata City;

2.3 Organized meetings with DEO and community women on project related issues;

2.4 Women’s project payment phase one begins.

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

Signing of MoU & project documents: The women of both Palm Bush and Minor Communities completed the signing of MoUs and other project document that makes them fully involve with the loan project. These documents include the following; 1. Commitment Forms, this form is to ensure that all members of the group fully commit themselves to the loan payment and is witness by a reputable member of the community.2 The Bio-Data Form, this form is a complete self-information of each member of this group. 3. The child protection policy document and the MOU that both the women and Learning Squared Liberia signed. The total of 30 women are on the pilot  project.  17  women from Palm Bush community and 13 from  Minor community.

Joint Meeting: Learning Squared Liberia conducted 2 combine meetings with both palm bush and Minor communities, the purpose of the meeting was to explain the full intend of the loan project and payment plans. During these meetings, women of these communities were encouraged to take this project as their own and work hard to pay back the loan on time. Also, parents were informed that children benefiting from the project last year will also be a part of the scholarship program this year .

Stakeholders Meeting: During the period under review, Learning Squared Liberia facilitated five (3) town hall interactive sessions with County and District Education authorities, policy makers and local and community leaders in the project areas.The purpose of these meetings was to provide complete information to all stakeholders and policy makers on the loan project and payment plans.  

These meetings which brought together over 230 persons in the two project communities was very interactive open to all participants, question ask and participants spoke on other issues and promise to work in line with  Learning Squared Liberia loan and other policy.

Women’s Loan Project. Learning Squared Liberia begin loan payment to women of Kakata, Margibi County under the titled; Revolving Loan Support Rural Women in Liberia. This project which is aim at supporting rural female heads of household to strengthen and provide additional income generating opportunities for their family and community, which brought improvement in the quality of life of rural women whose children are benefiting from our educational program.  

The total of 30 women of Kakata city has begun receiving loan payment of ($50.00USD) as a way of sustaining themselves through improving their businesses and creating income to further sustains their children’s education.   Women of this community are involved cash crops production, and other agricultural activities. 

4.0 Constraints:

There were few challenges that the project team encounter during the period under review, Increased in the demand for the project to other communities and high cost of transportation for volunteers and staff, due to the bad roads condition during the rainy season in rural Liberia, Our team had to travel on motorcycles to get to communities and schools.

 5.0 Recommendations / conclusion: Thanks, and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, local community for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the project. Learning Squared Liberia continue to receive calls and appeal from other communities for similar intervention.  Hope we can get more donations and contributions to increase the number of women on the program.


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Oct 28, 2019

PROJECT REPORT - August- October 2019

INTRODUCTION: 

This report covers recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned Project covering the month under review (August 2019 –October 2019). Activities were held in Bomi, Cape Mount, Bassa, Margibi and Montserrado counties in Liberia. The report reflects the beginning of the new school year in Liberia and the beginning of the rural women’s loan project in Kakata Margibi County.

2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH:

2.1 Preparation of application forms for the scholarship program 2019/2020;

2.2. Launch of the Back to School Book Ride;

2.3 Organized meetings with County stakeholders and schools’ authorities;

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

Application Forms:The Support to Rural Girls educational project begin its second year with schools in all five Counties including one additional county applying for acceptance on the program. Schools in all five counties have applied for the 2019/2020 scholarship program including one school from Bong County has also applied for acceptance on the program.

 The application form is the first document that schools have to complete before being accepted on the program, this document includes criterial for schools and students wishing to be on the program.  

Schools applying for this application are:

 

  • Jenneh Public School & Kingdom Builders Community School, Bomi County,
  • Madina Public School & Konjah Public School, Sinjah, Grand Cape Mount County,
  • Fred-Mart Community School and Lowerhardlanderville Community School in Buchannan, Grand Bassa County,
  • Minor Community School and St. Eafa Community School in Kakata, Margibi County.
  • Bong County central high school, Bong County

 

Back to School Book Ride: Learning Squared Liberia officially launch the Back to School book ride in Liberia during  the month of September 2019, the aim of this Book ride is to provide some school material to school going children in five counties in :Liberia. The Book Ride visited schools in Montserrado, Margibi, Bassa, Bomi and Cape Mount Counties. The Back to School Book Ride is an initiative of Learning Squared Liberia which provides notebooks, pens, pencils and other learning materials to students benefiting from our direct scholarship program and other underserved rural students in the community. 

During the Book Ride, students receive free school supplies, interact with the program team and seek information about our 2020 scholarship program. This year’s Back to School Book Ride brought significant value in working with children of Liberia.  We envision every child having the best learning opportunities possible, beginning with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom.

The Back to School Book Ride provided the underserved students with the supplies they need to succeed this school year. Learning Squared Liberia was able to supply over 2000, 1- 6 grade students in five counties we are currently implementing our support to rural education initiative in Liberia.

Staff and partner training: During the month of August 2019, Learning Squared-Liberia team conducted training for staff and other partners on the criterial and application for the new school year. The training was aimed at refreshing the mind of staff and partners on child safeguarding standards practices and how to complete the scholarship application form for 2019/2020 school year. 

Stakeholders Meeting: During the period under review, Learning Squared Liberia facilitated five (5) town hall interactive sessions with County and District Education authorities, policy makers and local and community leaders in the project areas.The purpose of this meetings were to provide complete information to all stakeholders and policy makers on completing the scholarship application forms and criterial set for student wishing to be on this year  scholarship program 2019/2020.

These meetings which brought together over 200 persons in all five project communities was very interactive open to all participants, question were  asked, and participants spoke on other issues and promise to work in line with  Learning Squared Liberia policy on safeguarding children and education.

4.0 Constraints:

There were few challenges that the project team encounter during the period under review, Increased in the demand for the project to other communities and high cost of transportation for volunteers and staff, due to the bad roads condition in rural Liberia, Our team had to travel on motorcycles to get to communities and schools.

 5.0 Recommendations / conclusion: Thanks and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, local communities and schools for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the project. Learning Squared Liberia continue to receive calls and appeal from other communities for similar intervention.

Aug 5, 2019

PROJECT REPORT - May-July 2019

        The attached report highlights activities undertaking on the above mentioned project. The report higligts impacts, achievemtns , success stories and challenges during  the period under review 

Activities included . training and offcicial launch of the program in margibi county Liberia.  Topics included  saving, payment , meetings and other procedures.  The program seek to train  training and support 15-30  female rural heads of household to strengthen and provide additional  income generating activities in their respective communties. The one year pilot phase will work with female heads of house women who have their children benefiting from our program.  

                         Kindly see attached a full report of the report for your easy reference 


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