Liberian law mandates free, compulsory education, but there are no places for as many as half the country's children. Ongoing conflict put an estimated 80% of the 2,400 schools that existed before the war out of operation.
Six Scott Fellows, recruited by the Center for Global Development in Washington DC to work in short-staffed government ministries and agencies, include three young Liberians who were studying or working outside the country. In a visit with President Johnson Sirleaf, they said they were grateful to have a chance to contribute to rebuilding.
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