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Free primary education: A stepping stone towards a better future for Liberia
Free primary education: A stepping stone towards a better future for Liberia
At 6 a.m., Atleta Suomie is already hard at work sweeping the floor and arranging the merchandise in her family’s small store Read More >
Protecting girls and women from sexual violence in post-war Liberia
Protecting girls and women from sexual violence in post-war Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia, 14 November 2008 – Peace came to Liberia in 2003, after 14 years of brutal, devastating civil war. Since then, progress to rebuild the country has been significant: the restoration of infrastructure, public services, the economy and the rule of law is well under way. Read More >
Accelerated Learning Programme gives conflict-affected youths a chance for education
Accelerated Learning Programme gives conflict-affected youths a chance for education
CALDWELL, Liberia, 26 October 2007 – Odell Williams is a student in the Accelerated Learning Programme (ALP) at the Elizabeth Tubman Public school outside Liberia’s capital, Monrovia.

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Mamiwhe’s story: Advancing girls’ education for the sake of Liberia’s future
Mamiwhe’s story: Advancing girls’ education for the sake of Liberia’s future
MONROVIA, Liberia, 16 March 2007 – After school, Mamiwhe Kpahgbor, 16, goes to the market to help her mother sell fish here in Liberia’s capital.  In a country where only about a quarter of all women are literate, Mamiwhe is one of the lucky few girls who have made it to high school. Read More >
Liberia’s President tells UN and UNICEF delegates education is key to development
Liberia’s President tells UN and UNICEF delegates education is key to development
MONROVIA, Liberia, 28 February 2007 – The President of Liberia has emphasized the urgent need to get children back to school as her country struggles to rebuild after almost 15 years of civil conflict. Read More >
Formerly abducted into rebel forces, a Liberian girl makes a new start
Formerly abducted into rebel forces, a Liberian girl makes a new start
GANTA, Liberia, 26 February 2007 – Towards the end of Liberia’s 15-year civil war, Gloria (not her real name) was abducted into the rebel forces by boys she knew. She tried to resist but they forced her at knifepoint. She went on to spend six months cooking, cleaning and learning how to use a weapon. Read More >
High-Level Meeting Mulls Liberia’s Prospects for Recovery, Growth
High-Level Meeting Mulls Liberia’s Prospects for Recovery, Growth
12 February 2006 - A high-level meeting this week in Washington, DC, takes a close look at Liberia’s prospects for recovery and growth, its progress under a year-old democratically elected government, and its critical role in maintaining peace in the West Africa region. Read More >
OBAAS pushes girls
OBAAS pushes girls' education
21 September 2006 [The Analyst (Monrovia)] - A local organization pressing for the improvement of the lives of girls in the society has intensified its campaign to encourage more females to go to school. Read More >
Liberia: Liberian student to attend confab in US
Liberia: Liberian student to attend confab in US
21 September 2006 - One of Liberia's finest female students, Ms. Moriah Yeakula, a 2005/06 graduate of the St. Teresa Convent High School in Monrovia leaves the country this Friday for the United States of America. Read More >
Plummeting enrolments and escalating violence against girls
Plummeting enrolments and escalating violence against girls
Bettina Yain, a grade eight student from, Liberia, hopes one day to become a nurse. She is studying at Gray D. Allison School Gray D. Allison School is in Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, where the marks of Liberia’s fifteen year civil war are clearly visible. Read More >
Liberia launches Girls’ Education National Policy with support from UNICEF
Liberia launches Girls’ Education National Policy with support from UNICEF
MONROVIA, Liberia, 18 April 2006 – The education of girls is to become a “cornerstone” of development in Liberia, according to Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, who officially launched a Girls’ Education National Policy today. Read More >

 

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