Given the shocking headlines of recent days, regarding the mass failure of applicants who sat the examinations for admission to the University of Liberia and taken into account the ongoing downward trend of Liberia’s education system, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said it is imperative to speak about the quality of education in schools today. President Sirleaf recalled that those of her age, who are old enough to remember, can look back fondly on their school days, and say they are proud of the quality education received. She said the educational system was then highly competitive and demanding where the schools, teachers, students and even the region competed for excellence. The Liberian leader noted that indiscipline and insolence were dealt with very firmly while cheating and other vices inimical to progress and productivity were not tolerated. Delivering the 14th commencement convocation of the Catholic- owned Stella Maris Polytechnic on Friday August 30, 2013, at the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville City, Dr. Sirleaf explained that while government applauds the establishment of many institutions of learning, it is also concerned about the quality of training in all institutions. The Liberian leader told the audience and the graduating class that government recognizes that it is not sufficient to simply turn out graduates like an assembly line; rather, it is imperative to graduate young people who have received the quality of education that makes them marketable in the private sector. Similarly, Central Bank of Liberia’s Executive Governor Dr. J. Mills Jones has said that it is important to have the will to hold accountable those responsible for reforming Liberia’s education system. Governor Jones said it cannot be overemphasized that quality education is sine qua non for development […]
We recently set out to raise $850 by the end of this month (August 2013) so the Borto Orphanage and School would have food and supplies for the upcoming month. We hoped to raise the money but never thought we’d have two 9 year-old girls help us out. Kennedy Weight came up with the idea to create a braided bracelets and necklaces out of colorful rubber bands and then asked Rachel Holmes to help. Together they set out to sell them for this fundraiser in hopes of raising $9 in three days, instead they earned $85.24 in just two hours! We couldn’t have been more happy to hear such a wonderful story. Little do they know, that money will put a child in school for one whole year and could change that person’s life forever. Thanks girls!
Just last week we received some very bad news from Borto Orphanage, one of the orphanages we support in Harrisburg, Liberia. They informed us that they were out of money. They pled with us and we called upon you, our faithful followers who have come out of the woodworks to help us multiple times. We asked you to help us raise $500 by the end of the week last Friday and we met that goal within the first four hours. The total that came in from that push was over $1,000 and we’re still getting donations that trickle in from that post. Now the orphans at Borto will have food to eat for the next couple of months. We couldn’t be more happy for your response. We would love to get Borto to a point where they’re self-sustaining and we’re asking you for your input. If you have any ideas on how Borto could become self-sustaining, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment and share this blog post with your friends and family so we might get others involved.
New infographic from Sahbu illustrates the difficulties of daily life in Liberia, where rape and child prostitution are practically the norm. Pleasant Grove, UT (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Having already provided scholarships for more than 100 children to attend school in Liberia, Utah-based Sahbu now aims to help 1,000 more West African kids register for class before the end of 2012. In the war-torn country it costs about $120 to send a child to school for a year. But the West African nation has one of the lowest rates of child literacy in the world because many Liberian families cannot afford the expense.