The Cornerstone Academy was badly damaged during Liberia's civil war. The school serves war affected children, many of whom are ex-child soldiers. It exists in temporary overcrowded quarters with little infrastructure and materials. Your donation will help the school build classrooms and desks and provide students with learning materials. It will enable students to learn basic reading, writing, and mathematics skills, and support school efforts to teach tolerance and respect for all people
The Perry Street area of Monrovia was the scene of much fighting during the Liberian civil war . The women founders of the Cornerstone Academy did not want to see the children in their neighborhood grow up illiterate and without hope. They started their school for 250 children of ex-combattants to attend. The school is a vibrant place but lacks basic infrastructure and necessities. It emphasizes the values of tolerance and respect for all people. It needs your support to realize its dream.
The project seeks to raise funds to help The Cornerstone Academy rebuild and provide their students with the facilities and learning materials they need to succeed. Your donation will enable the school to rebuild classrooms, provide desks and chairs for students, toilets and running water, teaching and learning materials to help students master reading,writing and math skills, student uniforms, and a girls' dormitory.
The project will help transform the Perry Street area of Monrovia, an area of intense fighting during the Liberian civil war, into a stable neighborhood . The school will provide a home not just for students but for the community as a whole. Students who graduate will have the academic and social skills needed to continue to secondary school or get a job. Each year the school expects to graduate 75-100 students, and it has a vision to expand its enrollment.