Over 7,000 Liberian adolescent girls are benefiting from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Girls Opportunities to Access Learning (GOAL) Project.
The project involves primary school enrollment, attendance, and retention of the 7,000 adolescent young-age girls in 60 primary schools across the country.
According to a press release from the United States Embassy issued in Monrovia Tuesday, the program provides a combination of scholarship packages for uniforms, supplies, backpacks and hygiene kits.
The program also offers grants for Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) to make improvements that will help keep girls in school, the release said.
The USAID GOAL project also provides extra training and mentoring for teachers and resources for libraries, aimed at ensuring the schools and teachers welcome and support girls in school.