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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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Jul 30, 2019

PROJECT REPORT - May-July 2019

INTRODUCTION: 

This update is a highlight of recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned Project covering the month under review (May-July 2019). Activities were held in Bomi, Cape Mount, Bassa, Margibi and Montserrado counties in Liberia. The report reflects the agreement between GlobalGiving and the Learning Squared -Liberia for the implementation of the project.

2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH:

2.1 Globalgiving Foundation Field Traveler, Visits Learning Squared Liberia Country office

2.2. Completion of activities for 2018-2019 school year

3.0 ACHIEVEMENTS/ IMPACTS OF THE PROJECT FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

Globalgiving Foundation Field Traveler, Visits Learning Squared Liberia Country office

Learning Squared, formerly IDA-Liberia was excited to receive Globalgiving Foundation’s Field Traveler, Dalila Sumani, from the United States of America in its offices in Monrovia. This visit comes as part of the partnership agreement between GlobalGiving Foundation and Learning Squared Liberia. 

The purpose of the visit was to provide our partner the opportunity to monitor project activities, speak with some beneficiaries, and understand the level of impact support from Globalgiving and other donors support have made on the lives of ordinary Liberians, especially women and children through our intervention. The visit will also provide the opportunity to Globalgiving Field Traveler to interact and monitor ongoing projects implemented by Learning Squared in Liberia

Sumani’s visit provided the opportunity to meet staff of Leaning Squared, share experiences, lesson learned, challenges and impacts of Learning Squared Liberia. Making a brief remark at the office Mr. Alvin M. Freeman, Program Manager, welcomed Globalgiving in Liberia and expressed the organization’s unflinching support and commitment to work with her while in Liberia. 

Making a brief remark, Sumani expressed thanks to Learning Squared team and praised them for the level of work done in the County and Liberia as a whole.  She thanked and encouraged team to keep up the good work and continue to work in the interest of the beneficiaries. She further urged beneficiaries to take Learning Squared Liberia project activities under the support to education and village loan saving projects serious. As it will help provide alternative solutions to some of the challenges, they faced at the community level. 

Completion of activities for 2018-2019 school year

Learning Squared Liberia successfully completed its 2018-2019 scholarship program in Liberia.  The organization partnered with 11 schools in 5 counties in Liberia. Over 231 students received scholarship assistance, including direct support in the form of tuition payment, notebooks and distribution of assorted books, and learning materials to students. The 2018-2019 school year was full of lesson learned, challenges, impact and success stories.  The overall percentage of enrollment according to school administrators and management teams were overwhelming. This was due to support and the willingness of the schools and communities to support the project.

4.0 Constraints:

During the months under review, there were few challenges that we encountered. Transportation and accessibility of rural and remote areas. This is a serious challenge to our work, we had to allocate extra funds to make sure our team travel to project sites. Our team had to used bikes and some instances walk miles to get to our beneficiaries.   

 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. As the team continued to support our beneficiaries. Learning Squared-Liberia is appealing to supporters and donors for more support as the increasing demand for support to rural children education in Liberia is increasingly alarming


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