IDA-LIBERIA PROJECT UPDATE: SEPTEMBER -OCTOBER 2018
SUPPORT 50 RURAL GIRLS IN SCHOOL IN LIBERIA Project - #(#33068)
This update is a highlight of recent activities undertaking on the above Project covering the month under review (September -October 2018.) held in Monrovia, Liberia. The report reflects the agreement between GlobalGiving and IDA-Liberia for the implementation of the above-mentioned project:
2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE MONTH:
2.1 Application and eligibility package distributed to selected schools
2.2. Staff training on Child Safeguarding Standards
2.3 Meetings with policy makers, stakeholders and local authorities
2.4 Organized orientations sessions with proposed school administrations
3.0 ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE MONTH UNDER REVIEW:
The initiative for Democratic Alternatives IDA-Liberia Project Team, distributed over 125 application and eligibility packages to five selected schools in Liberia. Proposed schools included; Golodee Public School, Rebecca J. Wilson Elementary School, ROSODAN School System, Harriet E. Bailey Memorial United Methodist High School and Kpanay Town Public School. These schools are in five counties in Liberia namely; Bassa, Margibi, Montserrado, Bomi and Capemount. The aim of this exercise was to provide adequate information to eligible and prospective students who would like to benefit from the 2018-2019 scholarship tagged “Enroll and Stay in School”
Information provided to the various schools included; guidelines for acceptance into the program, rules and regulation of participating schools, obligations of school administration, application form, eligibility and responsibilities of students. A total of twenty-five packages were distributed to each school.
IDA-Liberia management team also decided to organize a two days staff capacity development training. The training will be focused on enhancing the skills and capacities of staff and project team about the significance of child safeguarding standards. The training will be aimed at developing project implementation documents on monitoring and evaluation and other policies and regulations that will helped in adequately undertaking the project.
Under the period in review. IDA-Liberia project team also organized five meetings and awareness sessions with policy makers, local leaders and community leaders in the project areas. The meetings and awareness sessions brought together over 45 policy makers and leaders to provide update on our program and provide a framework for our work in those respective counties. Policy makers and local leaders expressed willingness to work with IDA-Liberia project team. The participants expressed commitment to support education and children education in Liberia. IDA-Liberia team provided an overview about the 2018-2019 scholarship program, detail expectations of the policy makers and leaders.
During the period in review. Our project team also organized five orientation sessions with the proposed school administrations. The meeting was organized to provide a detail information about the implementation of the program. The expectations and duties of each school. What will be included in the MOU and seek to understand some of the issues rural school administrations are faced with. School administrators and teachers expressed willingness to work with IDA-Liberia in improving the children’s education in Liberia.
Having experience implementation of project activities, there was no major constraint for the project activities in Liberia.
5.0 Recommendations / conclusion:
Thanks, and appreciation to our supporters, GlobalGiving and our project staff for the level of commitment shown for the successful implementation of the activities during the month in review. As the team continued to work with beneficiaries and local communities IDA-Liberia is beginning to receive numerous calls and appeal from the other communities to extend the project to their cities and communtiesAttachments: