Save the Children International Liberia Office launches “Profuturo Education Digital Education Project” aimed at providing equal opportunities for deprived children in the country through digital education.
Profuturo is an educational programme launched in 2016 by Telefónica Foundation and “La Caixa” Foundation, whose mission is to narrow the education gap in the world by providing quality digital education for children in vulnerable environments in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
Speaking at a program held at a local hotel in Monrovia on Tuesday, the senior operation manager of SCI Mr. Charles Sevee explains, the project in Liberia is in line with Goal 4 of the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development agenda on access to equitable and inclusive quality education for all.
He says ProFuturo aspires to become a world reference for transformation and innovation in education, improving the education of millions of children through technology.
According to him, the objective is to improve learning process, teaching methodology as well as improved enrollment and students’ attendance into the Liberian school system.
Savee adds the project will also improve students’ knowledge in digital education as well as increase Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and children involvement in the digital world, disclosing that 60 schools are expected to benefit with over 3,600 students expected to be served per year.
Also speaking, Dina Rakotomalala of Save the Children Spain, notes digital education initiatives will significantly contribute to the attainment of the Ministry of Education’s objective to ensure quality education to the children of Liberia.
She says the project will allow targeted teachers and students in Bong, Montserrado and Margibi counties to realize their talents and capabilities in an innovative way in this 21st century where digital knowledge is essential.
Serving as key launcher at the program, Assistant Education Minister for Secondary Education, Felecia Doe Somah lauds Save the Children International Liberia Office for the initiatives in providing equal opportunities for deprived children through digital education and pledges the ministry’s willingness in working with the Save the Children for smooth implementation of the project. Press Release