The Liberia Education Trust – Monrovia through its donors, wellspring advisors, LLC of the United States of America with support from grant management partners, the American Jewish World Service, has received a grant of US$75,000 in support of LET-M Programmatic support to capacity building and girl’s education here.
“Today marks yet another significant millstone in the history of the Liberian Trust-Monrovia (LET-M) as the organization continues to support the national education agenda in helping to provide education to disadvantage girls”, said Madam Hester Catakaw, head of LET-Monrovia during a signing ceremony Monday in Monrovia.
Out of the grant, scholarships valued at US54, 000 will be distributed to six implementing partners to provide support to 395 disadvantaged girls in six of the 15 counties of Liberia.
Partners’ capacity development workshops will constitute US$9,425.00 of this grant while the secretariat of LET-M will benefit from the rest of the grant through capacity building initiatives and project implementation costs, which include a vigorous monitoring and evaluation framework.
It can be recalled, in early August, “Our organization was able to provide another grant of over US$40,000 to another seven implementing partners as scholarships to over 600 valued at US$94,000. We wish to express our sincere thanks to our benefactors in the USA and to our founder, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whose farsightedness and vision for girls’ education has brought the organization in the limelight of education in Liberia.”
Speaking on behalf of the donors at the signing ceremony, the head of the Aiding Disadvantage Women and Girls in Nimba County Madam Amelia Cooper, praised President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for the establishment of LET.
Madam Cooper added that the program has helped lot of disadvantaged girls around the country in various schools.
“We want to thank Madam President for this big dream she has created for Liberian girls in Liberia to learn and do something for them; indeed, we are grateful for this opportunity for disadvantaged girls to have opportunity like advantage girls”, she concluded.