The project aim to support 25 rural girls and boys in school for a year. Through the provision of full and partial tuition payment . Including notebooks, pens and back-pads for students. As a result of the financial constraints faced by parents in rural communities, many families are unable to provide support for their school age children. Children who are of age and staying with a single parent in the community are in most cases deprived opportunities to attend school.
Children residing in rural communities in Liberia are the most affected in terms of school dropout. And faced serious financial constraints in acquiring primary education. These are due to the fact that their parents and families are unemployed , have to engage in petty trade to support a family size of more than 5. Many of them have to start working from their early ages as 10 in order to assist their parent . Children end up as illiterates ,,dropout and burden to society.
The project seeks to intervene by creating awareness and support to sponsor 25 rural girls and boys in school between the ages of 8-12 years for a year. By awarding them full and partial tuition fees payment . Assist with notebooks, and pens to students in other to gave them a better future. IDA believes that keeping children in school at an early age will provide a better platform for the next generation. It will also provide opportunity for growth and development.
The project will improve the socio- economic conditions of rural children. Increased percentage of rural boys and girls in school obtaining primary education . And also help address school dropout issues amongst children of school going age. rate Reduced illiteracy amongst rural residents in Liberia .