Liberia Education Trust (LET) Grants USD 5,000 to SMART Liberia

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  • Posted on May 20, 2016

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We are excited to announce a grant partnership between SMART Liberia and Liberia Education Trust (LET). The purpose of the grant is to hire a full time Project Supervisor to oversee Smart’s program growth, purchase two laptops for the office and a digital camera. Mr. Marvin R. Tarawally, the founder and Executive Director of SMART…



SMART Liberia Change Maker Selected Yale Young Global Scholar

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  • Posted on May 20, 2016

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SMART Liberia change maker wins a full scholarship to attend the prestigious Yale Young Global Scholars programs at Yale Campus in the U.SA in this summer. Sekou M.Jabateh from the Muslim Congress High school, emerged as the only Liberian student and one of the few students selected globally among a large pool of applicants to…



SMART Liberia Appoints International Advisory Board

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  • Posted on May 20, 2016

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SMART Liberia appoints a new international Advisory Board. This board will help provide guidance and oversight for the organization and its core programs.The board will also help raise funds to carry out these programs and projects. The board comes from diverse professional and social backgrounds, united by their common desire to change lives and impact…



Be The Change: Improving Schools Within

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  • Posted on May 16, 2016

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When the School Improvement Project (SIP) was introduced first as a summer program and then a full-fledged project, many dismissed its potential to deliver low-cost, high impact results in tackling some of the fundamental challenges in Liberian high schools. But now with the student led library project at Christian Mission Fellowship Institute (CMFI), it is…



SMART Liberia Hosts Education Summit in Liberia

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  • Posted on May 16, 2016

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SMART Liberia hosted a first of its kind youth-led education summit at the University of Liberia on April 22 and 23, 2016. The two-day event began with panel discussions, skills workshops, career fair and scholarship Information booths-a daylong experiential learning and capacity building exercise for students. The Summit ended with Animate, an evening of inspiration…



Update 8 – New, Relevant Information on Public Entities’ Websites.

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  • Posted on November 9, 2015

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SMART Liberia signs a memorandum of Understanding with Accountability Lab for the implementation of Update 8. Update 8 is a month long awareness campaign aimed at encouraging our public institutions, especially University of Liberia to adopt a policy that will enable them regularly update their websites with fresh content that will allow the public to…



The School Improvement Project Launched – Phase II

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  • Posted on October 3, 2015

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Liberia On September 19, 2015, the Phase II of the School Improvement Project was officially launched. The kickoff saw excitement on the faces of our change-leaders, mentors, coordinators and the SMART Liberia team as we were all in full anticipation for the Phase II. This program was inclusive of a lot of captivating activities. After…



Newsletter: August – September 2015

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  • Posted on September 18, 2015

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Vacation School Completed with 85 students empowered August 29, 2015 brought to close a very intriguing vacation program; Complete 8. This program was a pilot version of what seems to be the “desired vacation” for Liberian students. As the name suggests, the program was geared towards completing the curriculum which otherwise would have been left…



PRESS RELEASE: 84 Students Complete Curriculum During Truncated School Year

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  • Posted on September 13, 2015

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  While many people headed to the club to release the stress of another work week,SMART Liberia volunteers were up until 3:00 a.m. finishing evaluation reports and rehearsing for the closing program of the SMART Vacation Academy, also known as “Complete 8”. The program was held at the G. W. Gibson High school on Capitol…



SMART Liberia Launches Vacation Academy for High School Students

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  • Posted on August 3, 2015

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One of the effects of the Ebola epidemic was the disruption of the academic calendar in Liberia. Under normal circumstances, Liberian schools opened in September and closed in June. When Ebola hit, the government closed all schools to curb the spread of the virus. A year after President Sirleaf had called the educational system a…



Press Release: From Student Reform Initiative to SMART Liberia

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  • Posted on July 15, 2015

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After numerous consultations with our team and Board of Directors, we would like to inform everyone that we have changed our name from Student Reform Initiative (SRI) to SMART Liberia. This name change takes immediate effect. After extensive discussions about the vision, mission and goals of our organization, we concluded that Student Reform Initiative (SRI) did…



Empowering students to lead and inspire change in Liberia

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  • Posted on July 6, 2015

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High school students in Liberia have been heavily criticized in recent years because of widespread failure in the national school leaving examination and the University of Liberia’sentrance examination. These criticisms have some merits, but shifting all of the blame on students is problematic. The problem is not the willingness of students to learn, work hard,…