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  • Learning Squared Liberia

Updated: Sep 23



Antioch. California, September 23, 2021.


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!


The need is simple:


Children and students in Liberia need books and learning materials.


Learning Squared is organizing its rd annual back-to-school book ride throughout our project areas in Liberia, distributing learning materials, notebooks, pens, and pencils to underprivileged students and community schools.


Many vulnerable and underserved children whose families cannot afford to keep them in school are without books and supplies for the school year. The book ride will assist many parents who are faced with financial difficulties and can't afford increased tuition and other school-related expenses.


The proposed event is a month-long back-to-school book ride across the project locations and setting up two (2) community-owned notebooks and supplies hubs in two (2) counties, Bong and Bomi Counties. The Hub will serve as a depository of notebooks and supplies for schools and students. In addition, schools can request additional

supplies through these Hubs that a joint management team will manage, comprising LSL, school authorities, and parents.

Our goal is to support over 5,000 students with learning materials, notebooks, pens, and pencils, this year.


ABOUT LEARNING SQUARED:

Learning Squared Liberia is a registered Liberian civil society. Founded in 2016 and rebranded as Learning Squared in July 2019. The organization supports early childhood (ECE) and primary education efforts in rural Liberia. By providing young people, women, and children access to creative learning opportunities and innovative, scalable ways for women, girls,

and communities to finance their small businesses through a social business model and support their children's education.



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




  • Learning Squared Liberia

Antioch, California, September 22, 2021.


Antioch. California, September 22, 2021. Learning Squared Liberia is pleased to announce the appointment of Sabina B. Boakai as co-chairperson on its Board. Sabina B. Boakai will serve a two-year term as co-chair.


I am pleased to welcome Sabina as a new Board member”, remarked CEO/President of Learning Squared Liberia, Anthony S, Kolaco, “Sabina brings a wealth of experience and expertise in her field. She will be a tremendous asset to our team as we further our mission of providing access to education for children and supporting women’s empowerment in rural Liberia.”


Learning Squared Liberia's Board of Directors is comprised of individuals from the nonprofit, business, academic, and volunteer communities. The Board’s responsibility is to provide counsel and guidance in the direction and operation of Learning Squared Liberia and raise awareness of Learning Squared Liberia’s programs and projects.



ABOUT LEARNING SQUARED:

Learning Squared Liberia is a 501(c)(3) registered U.S and Liberian-based charity. Learning Squared provides children's access to quality education and a platform for women to generate income to support their children's education through a grassroots model. 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




  • Learning Squared Liberia

Antioch, California, September 21, 2021.


Cecelia is a 49-year-old farmer and single mother in Minor community, Kakata, Margibi County, Liberia. She is motivated, hardworking, and self-determined. Despite all the challenges in rural Liberia, Cecelia is passionate about getting a better education for her children, like so many other parents. "I do petty trade, selling of assorted items and vegetables for our livelihood. I have two children, but I have two other children I must take care of. So, in total, I have four children in my household. Also, I have my old-age sister who is sick to take care

of in the same household." With the proceeds from her petty trade, Cecelia is putting one of her sons through Junior high school in central Kakata. However, there are times when she needs additional support to take care of her family. "Because I am putting the children through school, it has been challenging on me. But the little market must put food on the table and help support my children's education. Not until I heard about the Learning Squared Social microfinance program for women who had their children on their scholarship program. The principal of one of my son's schools informed me about the program. He asked if I was interested in joining it. So, of course, I said 'yes." Cecelia, 49 years.


With that, Cecelia connected with other women and started working with the Learning Squared Liberia team. Cecelia participated in a one-week training program in small business management, entrepreneurship, and tips on raising income to support her children's education. "As a start-up seed fund, I received USD 36 ($6,000 LD) to improve my business and pay back the money in 12 weeks". "This was a huge opportunity for my family and me." Cecelia, 49 years.

"Today, I am pleased to inform you that I am selling imported lappers in and out of my community; I sell these lappers on different market days in the county. I have completed the first repayment process. Because of the trust, Learning Squared has provided me an additional USD 50 ($8,500 LD) to continue my small venture business to support my children's education and improve our livelihood. My dream is to open my shop in my community so I can sell different types of lappers daily. I want to say a big thank you to Learning Squared Liberia for their model to support women and children's education in Liberia. The program has changed our lives; our children are no longer sent home for school fees or need books, bags, or learning materials; they provide it all." Cecelia, 49 years.

Cecelia is excited about her successes, and she is entirely hopeful about her children's future."I hope to save some money for my children's high school education so that my children can get the education I never had and take care of my family. I am sure this is one of the best opportunities of my life, and I will continue to support the program, and I advise other women to make use of the opportunity". Cecelia, 49 years.


ABOUT LEARNING SQUARED:

Learning Squared Liberia is a 501(c)(3) registered U.S and Liberian-based charity. Learning Squared provides children's access to quality education and a platform for women to generate income to support their children's education through a grassroots model. 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