5 September 2017

Liberia: Keep Dedicates Learning Resource Center in Gbarpolu County

The Kids Education Engagement Project (KEEP) a non-profitable organization has completed and dedicated its largest facility to the Community Learning Resource Center (CLRC) in Gbarpolu County.

The project was funded by the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) and its partner TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGSN).

According to a dispatch from the County, the LRC contains a mini library, computer laboratory which has 10 computers, vocational skills training room, office and space for a one stop shop for secretariat, copier, printing and desktop publishing services.

The Chief Executive Officer of KEEP, Brenda Brewer Moore, said access to vocational training centers is grossly limited in the county, leaving many residents with the options of engaging in alluvial mining or sustenance farming activities.

She added that the Learning Resource Center is powered 100% by solar energy, and 10 desktop computers.

The project, according to the CEO is valued at U$51,360, which she classified as a marvelous and great day for the kids in the county.

Madam Moore applauded the efforts applied by NOCAL and TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGSN) for providing fund for such project.

Gbarpolu is a county that has been consistently ranked low on the overall education ladder in Liberia, with many of the schools in the county only offering elementary grade level.

Report revealed that the county currently has three high schools which are several hours drive apart, leaving thousands of students unable to access these schools, thus ending their educations to 6th or 9th grades.

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