Support to Rural Education
Learning Squared Liberia's Support to Rural Education Program is focused on providing direct educational support and opportunities for primary school students in rural Liberia. Since 2017, Learning Squared is implementing a project tagged Rural Scholarship Program in seven counties (Bomi, Cape Mount, Grand Bassa, Margibi, Bong, Lofa and Montserrado) counties. The program works with primary schools in providing technical assistance and support students between the ages of 6-20 residing in Liberia's rural communities. Learning Squared is supporting and improving children's education in Liberia.
The program provides full and partial tuition payments for a selected group of students. Distribute learning materials, including books, pens, backpacks, etc., yearly to scholarship students. This direct funding is enabling many young children who would not otherwise attend school, have the chance to get an affordable and quality education. We believe that keeping a child in school at an early age will help define the development and give them confidence and self-assurance for a better future.
Since May 2017, Learning Squared Liberia has supported over 386 students of the most marginalized rural children in over 35 communities, seven counties, and 16 schools in Liberia: An unprecedented national coverage level. Our project's progress in the rural parts of Margibi, Bassa, Bomi, Cape Mount, and rural Montserrado counties is remarkable. With just one primary school and 17 students in 2017, Learning Squared Liberia has brought the prospect of universal access to education in the counties within reach in only three years by supporting schools and community volunteer teachers.
Today, our program focused on providing quality and affordable educational and opportunities for children in rural Liberia. We have impacted an estimated 15,000 community and local leaders, youth, and women as indirect beneficiaries.