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Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools

by Village Improvement Project, Inc.
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools
Liberian Folktales Book for Liberian Schools

To all our generous donors,

COVID-19 has had a disruptive impact on all our current projects in Liberia. The national state of emergency has made it impossible us to do anything but very limited useful activities. Everything is now in a holding pattern and we are in a state of limbo with our social enterprise. 

We have decided to suspend our projects and all our work in Liberia until it is safe and economically feasible to begin again. 

Thank you so much for your generous support in the past and we hope that when conditions improve that we can move forward together again.

Wishing all of you safety during this COVID-19 period as we pray and work toward its end sooner rather than later. 

Nancy Moore

VIP Board Member

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Village Improvement Project President LeRoy Boikai is in Liberia now and has held consultations with the Minister of Education and heads of private schools including the Catholic Diocese, Salvation Army, Firestone, and the Lutheran Church about the Liberian folktales books. As a result of these consultations, the book has now been redesigned into a reading series comprising of 25 separate booklets of two stories each. 

The feedback we received in Liberia suggested that a single bound book of over 200 pages would not serve the needs of Liberian school children because most readers in Liberian schools are single-story editions of 4 to 6 pages of reading content. Hence, we decided to produce two-story booklets for easy consumption and access.

The sample printed books have been shipped to Liberia for distribution and use in a public elementary school. We plan to do a longitudinal study on the use and impact of these stories in use by Liberian school children in the future.

We seek your financial support to print more of these books. Make a $50 donation now to help make more books available in Liberia to enhance children's reading skills through rich and relevant literature.

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Books 1-4 in the series
Books 1-4 in the series

While in Liberia in August 2019, Village Improvement Project President held consultations with the Minister of Education and heads of private schools including the Catholic Diocese, Salvation Army, Firestone, and the Lutheran Church about the Liberian folktales books. As a result of these consultations, the book has now been redesigned into a reading series comprising of 25 separate booklets of two stories each. 

The feedback we received in Liberia suggested that a single bound book of over 200 pages would not serve the needs of Liberian school children because most readers in Liberian schools are single-story editions of 4 to 6 pages of reading content. Hence, we decided to produce two-story booklets for easy consumption and access.

The sample printed books were shipped to Liberia in December 2019 for distribution and use in a public elementary school. We plan to do a longitudinal study on the use and impact of these stories in use by Liberian school children in the future.

We seek your financial support to print more of these books. Make a $50 donation now to help make more books available in Liberia to enhance children's reading skills through rich and relevant literature.

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Village Improvement Project has received a $3000 grant from Friends of Liberia to provide the seed money to publish the first copies of Once Upon West Africa. Also, our Chairman of the Board, Dr. LeRoy Boikai, was recently in Monrovia, Liberia. He pursued his plans to meet with individuals at a high level in the Ministry of Education to discuss getting Once Upon West Africa adopted as an approved text for Liberian schools.

 

Phillip Martin, author of this book of folk takes, recently told us, “In recent weeks, we’ve passed the stories back and forth, editing and re-editing.  Through this extensive work of editing the book, I had to expand 32 stories. Fortunately, it really made them a lot better as well. “

 

Three of the stories are available online. We encourage our donors to read them on VIP’s website.

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Village Improvement Project has been awarded a $3000 grant from Friends of Liberia to provide the seed money to publish the first copies of Once Upon West Africa. Also, our Chairman of the Board, Dr. LeRoy Boikai, is in Monrovia, Liberia right now. He plans to meet with individuals at a high level in the Ministry of Education to discuss getting Once Upon West Africa adopted as an approved text for Liberian schools.

Copies of the book will soon be available for purchase in the United States by mail-order. There is already great interest on the part of Liberians living in the US who want to share the stories of their childhood in Liberia with their own children who have grown up in the US.

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Village Improvement Project, Inc.

Location: Columbus, OH - USA
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Twitter: @vilimprovement
Project Leader:
LeRoy Boikai
President/CEO
Columbus, OH United States

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