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Antioch, California, March 17, 2020. Learning Squared Liberia on March 10, 2020, received a laudable donation of a check of five hundred United States Dollars from the CEO of Kendejah Restaurant in San Leandro, California.


Kendejah Restaurant, owned and operated by its founder and CEO Mr. Douglas Uso, is the Bay Area's first Liberian restaurant, and it's the first to bring a taste of authentic Liberian and African cuisine to the Bay Area in California.

Mr. Uso was born in Liberia and migrated to the United States when he was 15 years old. He left the shores of Liberia right before the outbreak of the violent civil conflict that lasted for over 14 years. Mr. Uso has never been back to the country since his childhood days.

But Mr. Uso has always kept in touch with his home country by working with Liberian organizations that are keen on creating a positive image for Liberia. "I established Kendejah Restaurant to tell the story of Liberia and provide hope for a better future through showcasing the authentic Liberian cuisine," he noted. Kendejah used to be a cultural center in Liberia, where artists visited to learn their crafts, drumming, dancing, painting, and many other traditional and cultural values in Liberia.


Mr. Uso reiterated his commitment to helping underprivileged children in Liberia realize their dreams and aspirations and through better education. He said, despite the current global crisis, this is the best time to look and give back to our respective communities and provide opportunities and hope to the many underprivileged children in Liberia. He further noted that it was his organization's little way of helping children of Liberia and to assist in building a better society for all Liberians. He promised to continue his support for Learning Squared in achieving their goals and objectives. By making education affordable for keeping children in school.


On his part, the President and CEO of Learning Squared Liberia Mr. Anthony S. Kolaco Sr. thanked the management of Kendejah Restaurant for the donation. He further urged other Liberians and non-Liberians to emanate the good examples of Mr. Uso and support initiatives back in Liberia as part of efforts to build a better society.


“The donation is a significant step, and we appreciate the CEO and management of Kendejah Restaurant. Indeed, this will make a massive difference in the lives of children by providing tuition and learning materials to students. On behalf of Learning Squared, I wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to you and your team for the support”, Mr. Kolaco Sr. happily noted.


Learning Squared Liberia Phone: Liberia +231(0)886828014/ USA +1 510 200 3732 Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org Website: Www.learningsquaredlib.org



Learning Squared President Anthony S. Kolaco Sr. visited Liberia from Jan 20 to Feb 5, 2020. During his stay, he held discussions with the program team in Liberia, volunteers, and other partners. He also visited the St. Elfa and Minor Community schools in lower Margibi County. Making a brief statement, Mr. Kolaco underscored the urgent need to support education and community development in Liberia. He also held discussions with parents, students, school authorities, and partners about the partnership and asked them to continue their support for the project. Mr. Kolaco further reiterated the urgency behind Learning Squared interventions in Liberia.


Mr. Kolaco expressed thanks and appreciation to the authorities and local leaders for accepting to work together on the program and knowing that education plays a vital role in Liberia’s development. Mr. Kolaco reemphasized the importance of the current partnership between the sector, schools, and Learning Squared.


Learning Squared Liberia Phone: Liberia +231(0)886828014/ USA +1 510 200 3732 Email: info@learningsquaredlib.org Website: Www.learningsquaredlib.org



Founded in July 2016 in Klay District Bomi County, Liberia, Kingdom Builders Elementary

School started with only 10 students and originally operated as a study hall and a day care in the home of Mrs. Massa Kannah who founded the school with the purpose of empowering the next generation of young leaders and enabling children from all economic backgrounds to attend and stay in school.


After educating children in her home for some time she moved to an unfinished and unroofed building to provide more space for the students. Learning Squared Liberia saw the efforts of Mrs. Massa Kannah to educate the children in her community and subsequently got involved. As a result, Kingdom Builders Elementary

School went from ten students to eight-five, there is now a roof on the school, and the reconstruction of the building is underway.


Today, the Kingdom Builders Elementary School is fully registered with the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Education and runs full time academic sessions in accordance with the Education Ministry’s teacher guidelines. Additionally, the school's leadership has completed the children's safety training program provided by Learning Squared Liberia