In order to increase the literacy rate in Liberia, early childhood education is very essential. This project seeks to construct six classrooms facility to support early childhood education for 180 less fortunate children in Liberia. Funds raised will enable Sunnette Learning Academy to provide subsidized and quality childhood education to children of low income parents.
There are more than 2 million children under 18 years living in Liberia; many of whom are not enrolled in school due to economic hardship and limited educational facilities. 16 % of the 740,000 primary school-age children in Liberia are physically out of school (UNICEF, 2018). Many children in Liberia start Early Childhood Education late and subsequently do not enter primary school until they are 8 to 10 years old. To mitigate this problem, we have decided to expand our educational facilities.
With the construction of a six classrooms educational facility, Sunnette Learning Academy will provide a subsidized education for more than 180 children every academic year. These children belong to less-fortunate parents living within three communities in Liberia: Freetown Virginia, Brewerville and Banjor. The project will provide extra-curriculum skills to students in the area of Arts, Pastry and Culture.
The project will provide subsidized education for 180 children every academic year, which will reduce the late entry of children into primary schools and contribute towards the reduction of the high rate of illiteracy in Liberia. The project will also prepare future youths for sustainability and self-reliance. Additionally, the project will help reduce the number of accidents among children who get hit by vehicles while crossing the main road to attend school outside of the community.