School Closures and Education Access in Liberia
The Liberian education system is emerging from long-standing impacts from the war. More recent school closures due to the Ebola Viral Disease (EVD) oubreak and COVID-19 pandemic continue to take a toll on the fragile education system. Only 54% of children complete primary education. For those children who enroll in primary and secondary school, many are overage. In fact, the vast majority of Liberia’s students are older than the appropriate age for their grade. This factor puts them at high risk of dropping out. Thus, very few students gain access to critical skills in digital literacy in Liberia.
EDUCARE Develops Digital Literacy in Liberia
EDUCARE is a digital solution for curbing poverty. They aim at increasing digital literacy among communities in Liberia and supporting the development of digital platforms and networks. These networks create an improved education sector, improved economic productivity as well as increased income generation in the communities. They strategize to work on programs that increase people’s digital basic skills.
Team4Tech Partners to Build Digital Education
EDUCARE’s overall vision for this partnership is to work with Team4Tech to increase access to quality education in vulnerable and underserved communities in Liberia using technology solutions and capacity building in digital education. With the help of the Team4Tech team, EDUCARE aims to provide technology, localized digital learning content, and training for both rural trainers and learners in the targeted unreached communities.
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