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Monrovia, Liberia May 9, 2022. Liberian and US-based charity Learning Squared Liberia announced today that NAYMOTE -Partners for Democratic Development had awarded an eight-month grant to support peacebuilding and livelihood activities in Lofa and Nimba Counties. Through social, economic, and livelihood initiatives, the program will identify and support six local women and youth groups in conflict-prone communities.



The intervention is a build-in component of the Learning Squared social business program, which focuses on working with rural women and communities to promote peace, and economic progress. It improves people's lives in low-income communities around Liberia. In addition, it supports efforts that advance financial inclusion, literacy, and peace-building benefiting 500 rural communities' residents directly and indirectly.


According to the Executive Director of NAYMOTE, Eddie D. Jarwolo. NAYMOTE is pleased to partner with Learning Squared to enhance peacebuilding, dialogue, and social cohesion in conflict-prone communities with support from UNDP Liberia and UN Peace-building Fund. In addition, the institution will facilitate other activities under the grant, including policy dialogues and massive civic engagement events in the project locations. NAYMOTE is dedicated to working with Learning Squared to support peace-building, and financial inclusion efforts in rural Liberia, noted Eddie.


The CEO of Learning Squared, Anthony S. Kolaco, stressed the need for more support toward sustaining peace in Liberia. He further highlighted the efforts of Learning Squared over the last five years. As a result, 200 women have benefited from our intervention in Margibi, Bomi, and Montserrado counties. We are excited to partner with NAYMOTE, with a long-standing experience over the years and one of the leading civil society organizations promoting grassroots democracy and peacebuilding efforts in Liberia noted Anthony.

The program will empower residents by equipping them with the skills and resources necessary to uncover their potential as entrepreneurs and providers for themselves and their families. Subsequently, helping to build and support community social cohesion.



ABOUT LEARNING SQUARED

Learning Squared Liberia is a 501(c)(3) U.S. and Liberian-based charity that support and leads early childhood (EEC) and primary education efforts through our social business initiative in rural Liberia. We provide young people and children access to creative learning opportunities and a platform for women to generate income to support their children's education through a grassroots and innovative solution.

Read more about Learning Squared Liberia from our website: www.learningsquaredlib.org, info@learningsquaredlib.org.



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Antioch, California, United States – March 11, 2022. We are delighted to announce that we have a new Brand Ambassador, Wilfred T. Sackie, Jr., who will lead our STEM program in high schools for girls. We are grateful that Wilfred has accepted to work with us and support our initiative. Noted Anthony S. Kolaco, President of Learning Squared.


Wilfred was born in Montserrado County, Liberia, and experienced the third wave of the violent conflict in Liberia at a very early age. He obtained his education at the Maggie Lampkins Institute in Paynesville City, Liberia. He has received many accolades as a symbol of academic excellence and passion for helping others. Wilfred has always been involved with volunteerism and community organization, reaching out to his peers and helping to establish after-school programs in underserved communities. Wilfred has a keen interest in the sciences and has also joined other students to run a school program to help more girls take on careers in the sciences.


In March 2014, Liberia became the third country to report the deadly Ebola virus disease (EVD) spread into the country. When the Ebola-hit Liberia. At the time, young Wilfred's father name Mr. Wilfred Sackie, Sr., worked as a health worker at the Methodist Pentecostal Health Center. Wilfred's father was a frontline worker who died while serving his country diligently. Wilfred remembered receiving the news of his father passing at a very young age. And he still carries the trauma of losing a loved one to a deadly disease without any benefit to his wife and children.

Wilfred recently graduated from the Maggie Lampkins Institute located in the soul clinic community, Paynesville City, Montserrado County. Additionally, Wilfred emerged as the valedictorian for the just-ended 2020/2021 West African Senior school Examination (WASSE), with the highest mark in the Paynesville City school system. Wilfred's ambition is to study electrical engineering at the university level. However, he decided to study or pursue a future career in electrical engineering based on his strength in subjects related to sciences and help young Liberians develop skills and interest in the sciences. My biggest challenge now is getting to college, but I am hopeful, with this opportunity, there is help on the way. I am exhilarated to be representing the Learning Squared brand as the BRAND AMBASSADOR. Their story resonates perfectly with my vision and perspective of never giving up irrespective of the many challenges life may throw at young people in Liberia. The core values of this institution are what draw

me and have helped transform many children and women in rural Liberia.

ABOUT LEARNING SQUARED

Learning Squared Liberia is a 501(c)(3) U.S. and Liberian-based charity support and leads early childhood (EEC) and primary education efforts through our social business initiative in rural Liberia. We provide young people and children access to creative learning opportunities and a platform for women to generate income to support their children's education through a grassroots and innovative solution. Read more about Learning Squared Liberia from our website: www.learningsquaredlib.org, akolaco@learningsqauredlib.org


Antioch. California, December 28, 2021.

December 27, 2021, Antioch, California. Marcos and Nathan Lira of San Lorenzo, California, generously donated 100 backpacks to Learning Squared Liberia over the weekend. The Lira family presented the backpacks to the President and CEO, Anthony S. Kolaco. Marcos, Nathan, and their family have supported Learning Squared Liberia's work and decided to donate the backpacks to support students in Liberia for the academic school year 2021-2022.

Learning Squared President Anthony Kolaco expressed, “On behalf of Learning Squared, we want to extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Lira family, especially Marcos and Nathan, for their extraordinary and generous donation to students in Liberia. Marcos and Nathan are exemplary

models of the possibilities of giving back to society and reaching out to underserved communities around the globe. Our community and students in Liberia are fortunate that you can help in a meaningful way. We look forward to many more engagements with your family."



ABOUT LEARNING SQUARED:

Learning Squared Liberia is a 501(c)(3) registered U.S and Liberian-based charity. Learning Squared provides access to children's education and a platform for women to generate income to support their children's education. Founded in 2016 and rebranded as Learning Squared Liberia in July 2019.


Read more about Learning Squared Liberia from our website: Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org Website: Www.learningsquaredlib.org. Phone: Liberia +231(0)886828014- USA +1 510 200 3732