Presentation on theme: "E DUCATION L IBERIA Help educate Liberia. H ISTORY Idea to set up educational charity first thought of in 2009 The main desire is to give every Liberian."— Presentation transcript:
H ISTORY Idea to set up educational charity first thought of in 2009 The main desire is to give every Liberian a chance to get out of poverty Established Thursday 14 th June 2012 in Sheffield Constitution signed by three founders Bank account created on 16 September 2012 HMRC number granted on 13 November 2012 Website online from 18 December 2012 Two further members appointed 28 January 2013 Five trustees; Daniel Zeegbuo (Chairman), Jamesetta Jablasone (Member), Saah Fallah (Treasurer), Linda Walmsley (Member) and Fidel Budy (CEO/Secretary).
O BJECTIVES : 1 MAKING EDUCATION ACCESSIBLE According to a UNESCO report ; 73% of Liberian children are denied an education – with over 80% of them being girls. Children denied an education, ends up on the streets involved in crime. Education Liberia will; Build and equip schools across Liberia, Create primary education opportunity in every village in Liberia, Reduce the number of children to school ratio, Parents in Liberia can be perpetrators of denials, seek legislations to caution parents denying their kids an education, Advocate free education in government schools, Where possible build learning resource centres in villages in Liberia
T HE STATE OF L IBERIA S E DUCATION SYSTEM – A REALITY FOR MOST L IBERIAN C HILDREN Liberia Location: West Africa Population: 3.4 million(2008 census) Recently emerged from 14 years of civil war (1989-2003) Post-war Liberia: 80% unemployment; extreme poverty (63.81%), average earnings is less than £1 a day
S TATE OF L IBERIA S E DUCATION Literacy rate: estimated at 60.8% (64.8% for males and 56.8% for females) in 2010 Free compulsory primary and secondary education for ages of 6- 16, Inadequate schools and supplies lack of qualified teachers. State of many public schools Overcrowded Poor condition Inadequate equipment Insufficient classroom space Limited or no access to internet and computers continues to be a huge challenge
E DUCATION L IBERIA S BELIEF Unnecessary extreme injustice An abuse of human rights and especially for children; a severe breach of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC, 1989) The way forward Education is critically important in breaking the vicious cycle of poverty to bring about lasting peace, stability and sustainable development. Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015: United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)
W HAT C ENTRAL G OVERNMENT H AS D ONE S O F AR A IMS AT REACHING UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION BY 2015 – ONE OF THE M ILLENNIUM D EVELOPMENT G OALS (MDG S ) C entral Government took the following actions from 2006- 2011: built and rehabilitated schools free compulsory primary education (Education reform Act 2011) Ministry Of Education: arm of government primarily responsible for planning and implementing national education policies to ensure acceptable education standards Increased level of support to state-owned institutions and subsidies provided to private ones. vocational and technical training for those less able to pursue a full academic program expanded Reactivated Rural Teachers Training Institutes (RTTIs) Teachers wages increased from US$30 to a minimum of US$200 a month Students enrolment increased nationwide from 1 million to 1.5 million nationwide
T HE WAY FORWARD Liberia has massive needs in education. On 15 march 2013 President Sirleaf acknowledged the quality of education has declined far below acceptable standards Liberias education system is far from achieving the MDG of universal primary education by 2015 A recent UNESCOs Learning Metrics Tasks Force Report, titled: Toward Universal Learning: What Every Child Should Learn suggests Liberia is nowhere near achieving the targets set in the various capabilities. Compared to developed nations like UK using education statistics from UNESCO World Development Indicators, Liberia is at the bottom of the list, its education is the poorest in the WA region according to UNICEF.
P UBLIC LIBRARY PROJECT First project is to build a learning resource centre in Liberia Helps us achieve our objectives Library to be built near Monrovia Multi purpose centre Employment opportunities Sustainability of ELs work in Liberia Identify land in Liberia for project
R AISING MONEY FOR ASSESSMENT TRIP Education Liberia need to raise money to make a trip to Liberia Assessment trip to collect first hand information Identify location of land for library First project in Liberia to be a public library Ten miles sponsored walk Dinner dance later in year Suggestions welcome
CONCLUSION Education Liberia is a charity established to help improve the education standards of Liberians and Liberia. We intend to promote education as the means to reduce violence and non-tolerance. We believe that if Liberians understand the many attributes and goals we have in common, we will learn to live better with each other. It is the hope of the board of trustees that the information provided will encourage you to take up membership of Education Liberia and be a part of the generation that reduces illiteracy in Liberia and offer the next generation a better start to life With hard work and determination..........
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