LIBERIA: Bridge Liberia Replaces Black Boards at all Supported Schools

Bridge Liberia has embarked on a massive renovation and replacement of blackboards across all its supported schools in the country.

The renovation exercise, according to Bridge Liberia, is to ensure that all government schools supported by the social enterprise are attractive, and conducive for effective teaching and learning.

The black boards replacement project which began in January 2022, is expected to be completed by the end of February.

The renovation and replacement of blackboards at Bridge Liberia supported schools comes after the expansion of the Liberia Education Advancement Program (LEAP) of which Bridge Liberia is the largest partner.

In December of 2021, the Ministry of Education expanded the LEAP and allotted additional 179 schools to Bridge Liberia, bringing the organization’s supported schools to 350, now covering Liberia’s 15 counties.

As a partner to the Liberian Government, Bridge Liberia supports the Ministry of Education to improve learning and teaching within public schools; providing a better future for Liberia’s youth.

The revamping of these public schools in the country guarantees the Liberian Government a decent learning environment for all students in schools supported by the social enterprise. 

About Bridge Liberia

 In 2016, Liberia’s President and its Ministry of Education announced Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL), an innovative public-private partnership designed to transform the primary public education system. Eight education providers – with proven track records in delivering high-quality education – were paired with public primary schools across Liberia; while teachers remained on the Government payroll.

After a change of national Government, PSL became the Liberian Education Advancement Program (LEAP). LEAP is now in its six years, with four remaining providers. Bridge Liberia is the largest provider with the greatest number of schools allotted and is delivering statistically significant learning gains.

Bridge Liberia is currently supporting government schools in all of Liberia’s 15 counties especially in some of the most remote and hard to reach areas.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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