About the Liberian Education Advancement Program:
After years of civil war and Ebola, Liberia’s public schools were failing; school buildings were falling apart, and not a single child passed the college entrance exam there in 2014.
President Sirleaf’s Government showed bold leadership and designed an innovative program that stepped up to the challenge. The Liberian Minister of Education launched Partnership Schools for Liberia (PSL), an initiative that envisaged non-state partners and the Government working together to build truly powerful public schools.
In the first year, over 20,000 Liberian students attended measurably improved schools and learned 60% more than traditional public school students. The Center for Global Development found increases in attendance, satisfaction and, other exciting outcomes as well.
Today, PSL has been renamed to the Liberian Education Advancement Program (LEAP) program, which is educating more than 70,000 students across the country with dramatically improved outcomes. After a successful democratic election, President George Weah and Vice-President Howard-Taylor have indicated their continued support for the expansion of the LEAP program in 2018 and beyond.
About the Liberian Education Achievement Resource Network:
Until 2020 when the program aims to reach over 250,000 students, the innovative LEAP program providers rely on support from philanthropic supporters and donors like you.
The Liberian Education Achievement Resource Network (LEARN) was established to fill this need, and provide financial support to the schools serving LEAP students. LEARN will benefit proven LEAP operators with statistically significant gains and who serve tens of thousands of students. This criteria ensures both quality and scale for the children in Liberia.
LEARN is registered as a not for profit organization in Washington, DC (with 501(c)3 status), and has raised millions of dollars to date to support Liberian children in the LEAP program.
For the children of Liberia, there is no time to wait for a better education. They need your help for this amazing work to continue, so please consider a contribution today. To discuss partnerships, specific funding opportunities, or to learn more about LEARN, contact us today.
SPOTLIGHT ON LEARN PARTNER
After the first year of an external study, Bridge Liberia was the strongest performing operator and now serves nearly 20,000 students in 68 schools across Liberia. Students at Bridge Liberia learned 100% more in the first year of the program, through an innovative, technology driven-approach leveraging teacher computers, better lesson plans, and enhanced teacher training, monitoring, and support. LEARN is proud to partner with providers like Bridge that are making significant academic gains for Liberia’s children.
Bridge Liberia's success in its first year led the Ministry of Education to provide an "A" rating and triple its school allocation for the following year because Bridge Liberia "demonstrates a significant quality of implementation and ability to scale." To read more on Bridge Liberia's A rating and subsequent growth, see releases from Bridge Liberia and the Ministry of Education.
Bridge Liberia's successes have been extensively featured in the media in Liberia and around the world. Read more about Bridge Liberia's work from Nick Kristof of the New York Times, The Economist, USA Today, FrontPageAfrica and others.
Bridge Liberia students are learning twice as quick as their non-LEAP public school peers.
To learn more about Bridge Liberia — visit their website.