Improving children's reading in Liberia: results from the NORC impact evaluation of the Read Liberia Activity

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Read Liberia Activity is a five-year (2017–2022) program that supports the Liberian Ministry of Education (MOE) to improve reading skills for grade 1 and 2 Liberian students in 640 public schools and to develop emergent literacy skills for Liberian students in 60 public kindergarten schools.

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Increasing caregiver and community support for early grade reading: results from Read Liberia

Why Is Community Involvement Important in Schools?

When schools, caregivers, and communities work together to support children’s education, children tend to achieve higher academic results, have increased attendance and motivation, and be less likely to drop out of school. 
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Read Liberia recognizes that what occurs before and after the traditional school day is as impactful on the lives of learners as the teaching that occurs in the classroom.
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Evaluating the Use of Radios to Promote Learning in Liberia During COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic affected Liberia, prompting the government to declare a state of emergency in March 2020, Liberian students joined the more than 91% of students worldwide who overnight entered a new world. This new world—one of closed schools and a scramble to transition to virtual learning—was more accessible to children and youth with immediate access to resources such as personal tutors and online learning content. In contrast, it put the billion-plus children and youth who do not have such resources at further risk.

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