Posts tagged Liberia

Like many Liberians, Mercy Womeh missed several years of education as a result of the 14-year civil war. She is now 18 and determined to complete her final two years of schooling. To fund her education, she crushes rocks. On a good day, she fills as many as seven buckets with stones, selling them to pay her school fees (via Between a rock and a hard place: Mercy Womeh’s struggle to fund an education in postwar Liberia – in pictures | Global development | guardian.co.uk)

Like many Liberians, Mercy Womeh missed several years of education as a result of the 14-year civil war. She is now 18 and determined to complete her final two years of schooling. To fund her education, she crushes rocks. On a good day, she fills as many as seven buckets with stones, selling them to pay her school fees (via Between a rock and a hard place: Mercy Womeh’s struggle to fund an education in postwar Liberia – in pictures | Global development | guardian.co.uk)

On World Teachers Day, three educators share their unique perspectives (via Back on Track).

On World Teachers Day, three educators share their unique perspectives (via Back on Track).

[LIBERIA] War, bullets and bloodshed – words which generations of Liberians are still more familiar with than books or schools. It’s only been eight years since the country knew peace; the scars from its paralyzing 14-year civil war remain visible as its people try to heal. Today, the government is working to rebuild the infrastructure that was completely destroyed – large parts of Liberia doesn’t have roads and millions are living without basic access to water, healthcare or electricity. But ask any Liberian what they need most and the answer is the same – education.

(via Liberia rebuilds education system after years of civil war by unicef)

Liberian host communities support education for Ivorian refugee children (by unicef)

This report is a synthesis of the four Situational Analyses of Education and Fragility commissioned by the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility with the aim of providing key data to shed light on the relationship between education and fragility in a variety of contexts. Four countries – Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, and Liberia – were selected to encompass a range of different types and stages of fragility, with diverse historical antecedents to such fragility and within different geographical areas. (via INEE)

This report is a synthesis of the four Situational Analyses of Education and Fragility commissioned by the INEE Working Group on Education and Fragility with the aim of providing key data to shed light on the relationship between education and fragility in a variety of contexts. Four countries – Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, and Liberia – were selected to encompass a range of different types and stages of fragility, with diverse historical antecedents to such fragility and within different geographical areas. (via INEE)

In a powerful comment article in The Guardian, George Weah backs 1Goal, the campaign to ensure that education for all is a lasting impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Weah, the first African soccer player to have been named FIFA’s World Player of the Year, calls on his own experiences growing up in Liberia to illustrate his point that “Africa’s future depends on education for all.”