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For girls education: USAID commits $USD 27m

Jonathan O. Grigsby/Joseph T. Koon
Emblem of USAID
Emblem of USAID

MONROVIA- LIBERIA- Liberian adolescent girls are to shortly benefit from a new educational program known as “Let Girls Learn “under the auspices of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The USAID-funded program will focus on increase enrollment, access to education, training of teachers, administrators and policy – makers to prevent gender based – violence.

It will also support parent teacher associations to reduce gender based violence and ensure resource availability to the Education Ministry, among others.

Meanwhile, USAID has committed twenty–seven million United States Dollars to the Let Girls Learn Initiative in Liberia.

Authorities of USAID, said: “The fund is intended to support several new programs as it relates to girls’ education across Liberia.”

“The five-year program will further increase support to girls out of school, youth and girls with disabilities, “ they said.

The Let Girls Learn Program will be carried out by 51 Peace Corps trainees and 23 Peace Corps Volunteers who are primarily working in the education sector of Liberia.

Recently, U.S First Lady, Michelle Obama, launched the “Let Girls Learn Initiative” for adolescent girls in Kakata, Margibi County.

While in Liberia, Mrs. Obama expressed disappointment over the number of girls who are not in school.

She said: “Let Girls Learn Initiative” will serve as an innovation for girls to acquire new skills and take advantage of the program to utilize their potentials. “

The “Let Girls Learn” is a global initiative of the U.S First Lady to ensure that adolescent girls are educated and prevented from all forms of gender-based violence.



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