KLF Educational Program
GOAL: $50,000 per year
The Government of Liberia continues to make important gains in the provision of educational services and infrastructures since stability returned. However, the effects of the civil conflict continue to hamper access to educational services and shelter for the majority of Liberians especially youth and children in rural and urban slums settlements.
The Ministry of Gender and Development in January 2016 reported that 86.9% of Liberian girl’s children and 87.2% of boys between the ages of 6-9 have no primary education, while 43.8% of girls and 42.2% of boys between the ages of 10 – 14 also have no primary education. Literacy rates for women in rural areas are staggeringly low at 26%, compared to 61% for urban women and 60% and 86% for rural and urban men, respectively.
The gender gap in secondary school attendance is particularly high in the rural areas with a low 6% net attendance ratio for females and 13% for males. These are indicators that the challenge for achieving primary education for children less than 15 years of age in Liberia is still enormous.
The Foundation considers the education of this age group as priority to the sustainability of post war Liberia’s socio-economic development. Therefore, KL Foundation embarks on initiatives that address the educational needs of children through the provision of educational shelters in rural settlements and urban slums.
Additionally, the provision of educational learning and training materials, support for selected school teachers and facilitation of short term capacity building training for target community schools also help to enhance the achievement of this objective.
The Foundation’s educational program is designed in three project components: provision of academic Infrastructure for poor communities, provision of academic education to youth in rural areas, and provision of scholarship assistance to the most needed children in target communities.
The foundation’s academic school called the Bethany Youth Rescue Mission is seen as a home for hundreds of under-served youth population in Nimba.
In addition to academic discipline, Bethany provides the environment for the social, moral and intellectual development of the youth. Every year, and through partnership with good will individuals, the foundation provides scholarship assistance to needed girls and boys to attend academic school.
We are currently preparing to build infrastructures for our school system in two communities. Our intention is to provide quality educational opportunity to children in Liberia.
Education – KL Foundation Impact International considers the education as priority to self-development and sustainability. Therefore, KL Foundation Impact International embarks on initiatives that address the educational needs of poor communities, through the provision of educational shelters in rural settlements and urban slums. Additionally, the provision of educational training materials, short team training of rural school teachers and facilitation of short term capacity building training for Parents-Teachers Associations for target community schools, help to enhance the achievement of this objective. The KL Foundation Impact International educational program is designed in three project components:
- provision of academic Infrastructure for poor communities,
- provision of academic education to poor rural areas or communities
- and provision of scholarship assistance to the most needed children in target communities.
KL Foundation Impact International Institute of Professional Development will provide the environment for the social, moral and intellectual development of the young Adult and women in poor communities in Liberia. Initially, the Institute will offer entrepreneur training in the following field: Small business management, Tailoring and fashion designing, Cosmetology, Decoration science, Hospitality science, Home health Aide, Catering science, Professional Driving, Computer Training, Nursing Aids. The goal of the Institute is to provide livelihood skill training and fill in the capacity skills gaps in poor target communities in Liberia.