Liberian Teachers are thankful for your support
Dear project supporters,
Students and teachers are looking forward to a new school year. Students are excited to play and learn with their friends. These students would not be able to go to school without your continued support. Most of these children live in extreme poverty making school impossible without help from generous supporters like YOU!
According to UNICEF-
It is a struggle to get a good education in Liberia. The long-lasting effects of a 14-year civil war, compounded by the 2014 school closure due to the Ebola outbreak, had a huge impact on the education system.
Since the end of the conflict, significant progress has taken place in the education sector. In 2015, close to 1.4 million children were registered in pre-primary, primary and high school. In addition, the Ministry of Education, UNICEF, and other partners teamed up and continue to repair or build new classrooms, train teachers, revise curricula and develop policies and plans for the education sector.
Yet, Liberia is significantly behind most other African countries in nearly all education statistics.
It has one of the world's highest levels of out-school children, with an estimated 15 to 20 percent of 6–14 year-olds who are not in class. Just over a third of preschoolers have access to early childhood learning programs and only 54 percent of children complete primary education.
Providing children with a quality education is fundamental to Liberia’s progress and prosperity.
Africa's future leaders are today's children and youth, and Liberia is not an exception. We thank you for everything that you are doing for the future leaders in Liberia; your ongoing support will help with ongoing student and teacher needs in Liberia. We encourage you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.
With great appreciation,
Amy & the Develop Africa Team
Friends ready for another school year