Monrovia, Liberia, on November 2, 2022, the Liberian-based charity Learning Squared launched its 3rd Back-to-School Book Ride in Klay, Bomi County. Three thousand and more students are expected to benefit across four counties including, Montserrado, Bomi, Margibi, and Bong. The program will provide students with supplies and learning materials they need to start the school year.
Sponsored by Learning Squared with support from Liberians and non-Liberians in the USA and Liberia. The organization has committed three thousand five hundred United States dollars towards this year's program.
Speaking to a cross-section of staff and volunteers via zoom, The president and CEO Anthony S. Kolaco , underscored the organization's commitment to supporting the education sector and providing access to education. “ We are excited again, to come forth when students need support, especially when parents are faced with economic hardship in the country, we will continue to put smiles on the faces of children in Liberia”, noted Kolaco.
Six schools and 2,500 students ( 1,300 females and 1,200 males) benefited from the exercise. D. W. Institute Elementary School, Kingdom Builder Elementary, St.Eafa School, Agape Elementary and Junior High school, ROSODAN School System, and Minor Community School. Speaking on behalf of the schools, the Principal of Minor Community School, Mr. Moses Wolayou lauded the partnership of Learning Squared as a pathway to sustaining and improving learning outcomes in their respective schools.
“This year’s book ride was exceptional, we had parents participating in the process, and I was allowed to distribute some of the packages to the students, this was a big way of supporting our children ” noted Madam Korpo, from Minor Community.
ABOUT LEARNING SQUARED
Learning Squared Liberia is a registered Liberian civil society. The organization supports early childhood (ECE) and primary education efforts in rural Liberia. 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.