The Liberia Education Truest (LET) has completed payment of scholarship fees for more than 900 girls in various schools across Liberia in the tune of US$29,000.
LET made the initial payment of fees in August for the 2011/2012 school year for underprivileged girls. Disadvantaged girls mainly in various private schools are beneficiaries of the scholarships.
Partners of LET identify and forward names of needy girl students of all grade levels for payment of fees. The program is being implemented both in Monrovia and parts of the 15 counties.
Submitting the funds to partners here, LET Executive Director Madam Hester William Catakaw, said the goal is to educate and expose girls to enable the compete in the educational sector. Madam Catakaw said LET has spent a little over US$200,000 on scholarships this 2011/2012 academic year.
She noted that the young people of Liberia are now struggling take over leadership in the country, and that with the help of LET’s programs, few years from now their dreams will be achieved and the entire sub region will begin to emulate from Liberia. She said LET’s Saturday reading program will gradually take over schools in the country to build reading skills of students.
Some of the implementing partners that received funds include Buchanan Child Community, Grand Bassa County; Southeastern Women Development Association, Grand Kru County; Restoration Educational Advancement Program in Grand Cape Mount County and Obaa’s Girls Educational Outreach in Montserrado, among others.
The head of Obaa’s Girls Educational Outreach Madam Miatta Fahbulleh, thanked the LET family for partnering with her institution in improving the lives of girls in Liberia.