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.
Though the government of Liberia and other private institutions have established primary schools, these schools are insufficient to absorb the 2 million children under the age of 18 living in Liberia. According to the United Nations Children's Fund, 16 per cent of the 740,000 primary school-age children in Liberia are physically out of school. Many children in Liberia start Early Childhood Education late and subsequently do not enter primary school until they are 8 to 10 years old.
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.