Support Children Education in Rural Liberia

by Learning Squared
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia
Support Children Education in Rural Liberia

 

Learning Squared Liberia PROJECT Report:   SUPPORT RURAL GIRLS EDUCATION IN LIBERIA (50009).

 

                                 DATE:  November 12, 2022

         

                             LOCATION: MONROVIA, LIBERIA

 

Prepared By: LSL-Liberia
Phone: +231(0)886828014

              +231(0)776828014
Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org
Website: www.learningsquaredlib.org

 

INTRODUCTION: 

This report covers recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned Project covering the month under review (August -November 2022). Activities were held in Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, and Bomi counties in Liberia. This report reflects on the following below:

2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

 

2.1 1st Phase of Teacher Training Workshop

2.3 3rd Annual Back-To-School Book Ride Campaign 2022

2.2.  Recommendation and Conclusion

 

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

 

2.1 1st Phase of Teacher Training Workshop

Learning Squared in partnership with Teaching Training Together (TTT-Liberia), launched a one-year professional learning certificate training program for school leaders and teachers in Liberia.  The first of three seminars commenced on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, and end on Friday, September,16,2022in Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia.  The program brought together fifteen teachers and three school leaders from across four schools (ROSODAN School System, St. Effa Elementary School, Minor Community School, and Agape International school in upper and lower Margibi County, Liberia. 

The main objectives of this Seminar were to emphasize a transformational style of leadership that would lead to greater collaboration, shared vision, and continuous learning among school leaders and teachers.  Becoming an effective teacher begins with an understanding that a teacher’s role is to move learners from their actual (current) ability to their potential ability through a process called the gradual release of responsibility.  Margaret Gallagher and David Pearson developed this theory. Key points discussed included the three-step method in the gradual release of responsibility: 1. Direct instruction (I Do) 2. Guided Practice (We do) 3. Independent Practice (You do). Further, discussed during the training were: How to plan for the school day using the three-step method?  What makes a good teacher? How do we support teachers in improving instruction? How can we improve the quality of learning?

The training also brought together other participants, including district and county education authorities for Margibi County. On his part, the Country Manager of Learning Squared welcomed the participants to the training and highlighted the significance of the training workshop, as schools around the country will soon open. He further stressed the need for more capacity development for teachers, and the workshop is just one of the means to support education in Liberia and the quality of learning.

2.2  3rd Annual Back-To-School Book Ride Campaign 2022

Learning Squared Liberia launched the 3rd edition of its  Back-to-School Book Ride in Bomi County, Liberia. The campaign was implemented in four counties( Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi, and Bong). This program is an annual event that seeks to create access to a secure educational environment for children. Children will have books, pens, and learning materials they need to begin the school year. The program goal this year was to reach 5,000 students in communities and schools.

The intervention primarily aims to provide students on the edge of survival and families struggling to make ends meet with learning materials. These families do not have enough to buy notebooks, pens, pencils, and learning materials. The program is sponsored by partners of Learning Squared in the USA and Liberia. The total fund raised was 2,500.00 USD.

 Six schools in four counties benefited from the exercise. D. W. Institute Elementary School, Kingdom Builder Elementary, St.Eaffa School, Agape Elementary and Junior High school, and Minor Community School. Speaking on behalf of the schools. The Principal of Minor Community School, Mr.Moses Wolalou lauded the partnership of Learning Squared as 

a pathway to sustaining and improving learning outcomes. Two thousand five hundred copies of supplies and materials were distributed to schools for this year's program.

2.4  Recommendation and Conclusion

Thanks and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, Local communities, and school for the level of commitment shown toward the successful implementation of the project. Learning Squared Liberia is open to working with all children of Liberia, Mostly the under privilege children in rural Liberia.

 


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Learning Squared Liberia PROJECT Report:    SUPPORT CHILDREN EDUCATION IN RURAL LIBERIA (50009).

DATE:  July 15, 2022                    

LOCATION: MONROVIA, LIBERIA

 

Prepared By: LSL-Liberia
Phone: +231(0)886828014

              +231(0)776828014
Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org
Website: learningsquaredliberia.org

 

INTRODUCTION: 

This report covers recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned Project covering the month under review (May - July 2022). Activities were held in Margibi, Lofa, and Montserrado counties in Liberia. This report reflects on the following below: 

   PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW

   Support teacher’s training program in Margibi County.

    Payment of second phase tuition in Margibi Count

    School Monitoring visit in Voinjama, Lofa County

     Recommendation and Conclusion

 

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

Support teacher’s Training Program in Margibi County, Liberia

Learning Squared, in collaboration with Teaching Training Together (TTT), will officially launch its first teacher's training program with three partner schools in Margibi County, Liberia. This training will include thirty (30) school leaders, including classroom teachers, principals, school leaders, et. c; from three schools in Margibi County. The three schools identified to benefit from this training program will include ROSODAN, Minor Community School, and St. Effa Community School. Combined, these schools have over 600 students, and we have supported them since 2019. The training will take place between 14-16 September 2020 in Kakata, Margibi. The training goal is to provide teachers with additional knowledge on classroom management, including lesson planning and child protection during and after school hours.

Payment of second phase tuition in Margibi County

earning Squared commenced its second and final phase of tuition payment to ten students (six female, four male) at the ROSODAN school system in Lower Margibi County, Liberia. Beneficiaries are between 6 and 17  and in 3rd  to 6th-grade classes. The payment represents the total tuition payments for this academic year 2021/2022. Our impact survey showed that students are improving the quality of learning and their studies. Learning Squared and its partners are committed to providing learning opportunities for rural Liberia's underserved population and children.

 School Monitoring Visit in Voinjama Lofa County

Our project team visited three schools in Lofa County, Liberia, during the reporting period. The visits aimed to monitor scholarship students' level of impact and progress during the academic year. Students' progress report cards, attendance sheets, and parental guidance in the community were among the issues discussed. The team later encouraged parents to support their children's education. Parents, local authorities, and teachers lauded the efforts of the organization. However, the visitation highlighted some areas for improvement, as the schools lack support and need institutional capacities to improve the outcome of learning. On behalf of the team, the Country Manager. Alvin Freeman appreciated the schools and communities' willingness to support the program.

Recommendation and Conclusion

Thanks, and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, Local communities, and schools for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the Project. Learning Squared Liberia is open to working with all Liberia children, mostly the underprivileged children in rural Liberia

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PROJECT Report:    SUPPORT RURAL GIRLS EDUCATION IN LIBERIA (50009).

 

                            DATE:  March 13, 2022

 

                    

                   LOCATION: MONROVIA, LIBERIA

 

 

Prepared By: LSL-Liberia
Phone: +231(0)886828014

              +231(0)777171654
Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org
Website: https://www.learningsquaredlib.org/

 

 

INTRODUCTION:   

This report covers activities implemented between (January 2022- March 2022). Activities implemented in (Margibi, Montserrado, and Bomi counties) in Liberia. This report reflects the following:  

 

2.0 PLANNED ACTIVITIES FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

2.1 Learning Squared Liberia launched School-Based Feeding Program 

2.2  Learning Squared Liberia support students

2.3 Recommendation and Conclusion

 

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

 

2.1 Learning Squared Liberia launched School-Based Feeding Program to Support Education in Rural Liberia 

 

During the period under review. Our management team and Boards approved to pilot of the Paul M. Boakai School-Based Feeding program in Liberia. The pilot program named in honor of the former chairman of the board and a founding member who passed in 2021 will be a critical part of our education program. 

 

Our school lunch program targets the most vulnerable students and provides them with meals and snacks once a month. The program intends to strengthen greater and regularized school attendance, alleviate hunger, and enhance the learning capacity of students in these the ROSODAN school in lower Margibi County, Liberia, for one academic year. In addition, it will ensure that school-going kids are provided with the proper meals to improve their educational outcomes. The feeding program will target children and families who lack sufficient food security and nutrition resources. Three hundred fifty students received meals every week. In addition, there will be training on child protection and safeguarding policy and a review of our child and social protection policies. A meal at school serves to get children into the classroom and remain in the class. Also, help children stay in school while at the same time increasing school enrolment and attendance, decreasing drop-out rates, and making them focus on their studies rather than their stomachs. We provide meals to 350 students of the ROSODAN school. Over 83% of the students go to school without a meal and are hungry according to our survey.

 

0ver 90 percent of children in the communities and schools are identified as underserved and most often suffer malnourishment. We support the school-based feeding program to help provide a nutritious daily school-time meal to children who might otherwise go hungry and stay out of school. Learning Squared is proud to identify with these children through our support of the school-based feeding program. Helping children get the education they desperately need to build a life free of poverty for themselves and their families, noted Anthony Kolaco, President of Learning Squared. 

 

2.2  Learning Squared Liberia support students

According to UNICEF, Liberia has the world's largest out-of-school children, with 56% of primary-school-age children missing out on education. 15-20 percent of 6-14 years old out of class and 54% of children completing primary school. Over the years, Learning Squared has supported and led efforts to address this need by providing and supporting learning opportunities to vulnerable children and women through our social business model. As a grassroots and innovative way to support education, our institution has helped build a system to support education in rural Liberia. During the period under review. Learning Squared provided 100 backpacks and distributed over 1000 pieces of school materials to 300 students, 180 girls and 120 boys in Montserrado, Bassa, and Margibi counties, Liberia.                                                                        

Schools that benefited included Ann Sandell Independent School and the ROSODAN school system. Making the presentation of school materials to the students, the president of Learning Squared, Mr. Anthony S. Kolaco, urged students to take their education seriously, as it is the means of becoming successful in the future and breaking the circle of poverty within their society and families. 

Making a brief statement, Flomo, a leading member of the PTA in the community. Encouraged students to take good care of the school materials given to them and urged parents to help monitor their children during and after school hours and ensure that the backpacks are protected when they are home“The scholarship program has released pressure from my parents and family members. My parent always had a big challenge to send me to school.” Mary, Selega School.

2.3 Conclusion and Recommendation

Learning Square Liberia acknowledges and appreciates her distinct supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, Local communities, and schools for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the project. Had it not been for your endless effort, we wouldn’t have reached thus far. Hence,

Our innovative model focuses on improving learning opportunities for orphans and vulnerable children in schools and how their parents can have access to financial services that will ultimately increase their income to improve their family livelihood.  We have created a model that can be replicated, localized, and sustained by local communities, women, teachers, and schools.  Learning Squared Liberia is open to working with all children of Liberia, Mostly the under privilege children in rural Liberia.

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PROJECT Report:    SUPPORT RURAL GIRLS EDUCATION IN LIBERIA (50009).

 

DATE:  November 17, 2021                

LOCATION: MONROVIA, LIBERIA

 

Prepared By: LSL-Liberia
Phone: +231(0)886828014

              +231(0)777171654
Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org
Website: https://www.learningsquaredlib.org/ 

INTRODUCTION:   

This report covers activities implemented between (September 2021- November 2021). Activities implemented in Grand Bassa, Bomi, Margibi and Montserrado counties in Liberia. 

2.0 PLANNED

ACTIVITIES FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

2.1Organized community meetings on the impact of COVID-19 on girls

2.2 Organized Back -to- school Book Ride campaign 

2.3 Recommendation and Conclusion 

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

2.1 Organized community meetings on the impact of COVID-19 on girls 

During the period under review, our team organized two community meetings and visited two schools in Bomi County. The visit brought together over 60 community leaders and stakeholders, including parents, local authorities from the educational sector, women leaders, and girls. The meeting aimed to identify some of the challenges girls on our program faced and measured the impact of COVID-19 as they prepared to commence the academic school year 2021-2022. 

However, most parents complained about the lack of funds to procure school materials and uniforms for their children and the economic hardship faced during the pandemic. The meeting captured how the pandemic has affected girls' safety and outlined our response to COVID-19 in these communities. The voices of over 25 girls outlined their experiences in dealing with COVID -19 challenges. As a result, our program team will review and propose actions to mitigate some of the challenges and meet the immediate needs of girls before school reopens.  In addition, parents, local authorities, students, and local leaders within the education sector thanked Learning Squared for its pivotal role in strengthening rural education in Liberia. 

2.2 Organized Back to school Book Ride Campaign On November 2, 2021

Learning Squared Liberia launched its 2021 Back-to-School Book Ride in the City of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The program aimed at benefiting over 10,000 underserved students in rural communities and schools in four counties, Bassa, Margibi, Bomi, and Cape Mount.

The program is sponsored by Learning Squared Liberia and supported by Liberians and friends of Liberia in the USA and Liberia. Learning Squared has committed over five thousand five hundred United States dollars towards this year's program ($679,000.00) Liberian dollars. 

The Back-to-School Book Ride is an annual event that envisions access to a secure education world. Children will have books, pens, and learning materials they need to begin the school year. The intervention primarily aims to provide students on the edge of survival and families struggling to make ends meet with learning materials. These families do not have enough to buy notebooks, pens, pencils, and learning materials.

Disclosing the news and providing an overview of the program to staff and volunteers through a zoom meeting, the President of Learning Squared Liberia, Anthony S. Kolaco noted. "This is very substantial to our work; many vulnerable and underserved children whose families cannot afford to keep them in school are without resources and struggling to pay tuition, buy books, and school materials.

It is sad; and further explains the deep sense of challenges and hardship on parents. The program will provide students with books and learning materials as part of our commitment to provide hope in challenging times and offer support to the education sector in Liberia. " 

The Minister of Education, Professor Ansu D.Sonii, made remarks at the launch and presented several packages to students at the New Buchanan Public School. "This initiative is a way of encouraging needy Liberian children to get an education even outside Monrovia. I'm impressed with Learning Squared Liberia for the work they do in schools. The gift you are receiving today is to provide education as the future and key to empowering you, so please use this opportunity to transform your lives", Minister of Education Professor Ansu Sonii noted.  

Three schools in Grand Bassa County benefited from the exercise, Lower Hardlandville Public School, the New Buchanan Public School, and Fredmart Memorial DaycarElementary School. They were hopeful that the strategic partnership with Learning Squared Liberia would continue because their programs are pathways to sustaining and improving learning outcomes in schools. 

2.3 Recommendation and Conclusion 

Learning Squared Liberia is open to working with all partners within the education sector and donors to support rural education in  Liberia. Learning Squared Liberia would also recommend supporting our team to reach remote and hard-to-reach communities in Liberia so that no child is left behind.  And every child has access to opportunity and education in rural Liberia. Thanks and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, Local communities, schools for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the project.

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Learning Squared Liberia PROJECT Report:    SUPPORT RURAL GIRLS EDUCATION IN LIBERIA (50009).

 

DATE:  July 22,2021                   

LOCATION: MONROVIA, LIBERIA

 

Prepared By: LSL-Liberia
Liberia / Phone: +231(0)886828014

              +231(0)776828014

USA/Phone: +1 510-200-3732
Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org
Website:
learningsquaredliberia.org

INTRODUCTION: 

This report covers recent activities implemented under the above-mentioned project covering the month under review (April 2021- July 2021). Activities were held in Bong, Lofa Margibi & Bomi, counties in Liberia. This report reflects on the following activities below:

 

2.0 ACHIEVED ACTIVITIES FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

2.1 Learning Squared extends scholarship program in Bong and Lofa Counties, Liberia

2.2Community Meetings

2.3 School  Monitoring

2.2. Recommendation and Conclusion

 

ACHIEVEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD UNDER REVIEW:

2.1  Learning Squared Liberia extends Scholarship program in Bong Lofa Counties

On the above mention date, Learning Squared Liberia extended its ’’Support  Rural Girls Education’’ program to Lofa and Bong Counties in rural Liberia. The organization visited three (3) schools in Lofa and two (2) schools in Bong Counties, Liberia.

During these separate programs in these Counties, Learning Squared provided tuitions, textbooks, cash donations, and schoolbook bags to over 50 students in five schools in both Bong and Lofa Counties.        

Speaking at the organization’s launching program in Voinjama District, Lofa County, the County’s Superintendent Hon. William Tamba Kamba welcomed the team and encourage them to work in the best interest of the most needed children in the communities. Also speaking at this program, the acting County Education officer (CEO) Mr. Mulbah K. Roberts who is also the resident District Education officer (DEO) of Lofa County express thanks to Learning Squared and applauded the organization for its effort in providing assistance to the children in Lofa county. He pledged his office fullest support to the organization.

2.2 Community  Meetings

Learning Squared Liberia organized two community meetings aimed at providing information on the child protection policy and awareness-raising on the COVID 19 preventive measures in the Country. These meetings brought together over 60 participants, including county authorities, parents, community leaders, teachers, women, and the disabled community. Meetings were held in Bomi and Margibi counties respectively. Participants expressed interest in these topics and requested our team to do a refresher session during the coming months.  

2.3 School  Monitoring

During the reporting period, the Learning Squared Liberia team visited four partner schools in Bomi and Margibi Counties. These visits were aimed at monitoring the level of impact and progress of the students during the school year. And to ensure that schools are in compliance with the government regulation on the preventive measures of COVID. To also review the child protection policy put in place by these schools and lastly review the progress of students on our scholarship program.  

 

2.4  Recommendation and Conclusion

Thanks and appreciation to our supporters, donors, GlobalGiving, Local communities, and schools for the level of commitment shown towards the successful implementation of the project, Learning Squared Liberia is open to working with all children of Liberia, Mostly the underprivileged children in rural Liberia

.About Learning Squared Liberia

Learning Squared Liberia, the U.S. and Liberian-based charity that provides practical solutions for equal access to education to children and a platform for women to generate income to support their children’s education in Liberia. Since 2016, the organization is projected to have provided scholarships, books, learning materials, and back pads to more than 500 children in Liberia. Supported over 50 women in small business ventures. For more information , call +1 510-200-3732- USA/ OR Liberia at +231-886-828014. Visit www.learningsquaredlib.org.


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