Education for All: Making a Difference in Liberia
"Education for All: Making a Difference in Liberia” with Emma Trapani will be held Saturday, January 7 at 2 p.m., at the Rockport Public Library. This presentation focuses on the effects of poor education across the globe that traps young children in a cycle of poverty.
Liberia is a model country as it has recently come out of a 14-year civil war. While the government is stabilizing, vital programs such as public education are still corrupt. Nonprofit organizations such as the Liberian Education Fund (LEF) work to send children who would not otherwise have an education to school. LEF was founded in Belfast in 2007 and has grown to support 64 students in Liberia. LEF sends children to quality private schools in Liberia so that they can stay in Liberia with their families and help further the intellectual progress of their country, breaking the cycle of poverty they were born into.
This program will be presented by Emma Trapani, a senior at Camden Hills Regional High School and the president of the Camden chapter of LEF. Emma has been a dedicated member since she started high school in 2013. The program will be held on Saturday, January 7th at 2:00pm at the Rockport Public Library.