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Closed 14/06/2018

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£850
raised of £1,000 target by 25 supporters

    Weʼve raised £850 to fund a team of teachers and builders to support Liberian communities

    Funded on Thursday, 14th June 2018

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    Liberia is a small African nation with a population of about 4.5 million (2015 estimate). To put this in context, the population of London is currently around 8.8 million. The capital Monrovia is the largest city and home to around 25 per cent of Liberia's population.

    In recent decades, Liberia has been shaped by political instability. During the 1980s and 1990s the country went through periods of authoritarian rule, oppression and a cruel, long-lasting civil war. Around 250,000 were killed and many more were displaced.

    The Liberian civil war essentially destroyed the country's infrastructure and led to crippling poverty among Liberia's population. Despite serious efforts by the current administration, the rebuilding of war-torn Liberia has proved to be an extremely difficult task.

    The Ebola virus epidemic which affected Liberia between mid-2014 and early 2016 also had devastating effects on the lives of families. According to estimates from the World Health Organisation, the virus killed more than 4,800 people.

    There are various aids agencies who are employing initiatives and strategies to rebuild the nation. Investment in Education has been identified as a means that yields high developmental benefits and has a multiplier effect on future generations. However it is important that the education is of a good enough standard to equip Liberian children with the basic essentials of reading, counting and life skills, which is not always the case.

    This April, my husband James and I (both teachers) will join a team of workers in Liberia to help train teachers and support in building facilities so communities in Monrovia and Rivercess can better support themselves and future generations.

    Please help us get there and provide resources. Anything you give is massively appreciated.

    References:

    https://www.sos-childrensvillages.org/where-we-help/africa/liberia

    https://www.globalpartnership.org/education

    https://en.unesco.org/themes/teachers

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    • Tolu Afolayan4 years ago
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      4 years ago

      And we are back!! Here we are, standing outside the school building with the team of teachers we spent some days working with. More pictures and updates to follow. Thank you again to all of you who helped to make the trip possible. James and Tolu

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    25

    • Chan & P

      Chan & P

      Apr 4, 2018

      What an amazing cause!Best wishes to you both

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 4, 2018

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 3, 2018

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 2, 2018

      May God bless and keep you on this amazing Journey

    • Justine Wharton

      Justine Wharton

      Apr 2, 2018

      Good luck Tolu & James. Love Justine, Biyi and Oriana x

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 2, 2018

      The Good Lord will guard and guide you daily. Your sacrifice of love coupled with your effort, time and money will not be in vain. The Lord will bless you and keep you all. Have a wonderful trip.

    • Mrkum Dizzle

      Mrkum Dizzle

      Apr 1, 2018

      Continue being a light guys

      £10.00

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    Tolu Afolayan

    Tolu Afolayan

    James and I have been teaching for over 7 years, so have nearly 15 years teaching experience between us! We love what we do, and have always wanted the chance to have impact beyond our vocation here in the UK. When we heard of this chance, we took a leap of faith in signing up

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