Help war-affected children in Liberia
Like many of the basic infrastructural services that were broken down due to war and civil unrest in Liberia, the educational system has been no exception. While the phase of recovery is now over, the need for mental health assistance for Liberians, who were exposed to war, remain unaddressed. The current teachers lack proper education, because they themselves were also affected by the war and had to postpone their training. The Ministry of Education of Liberia requested IBREA to do a pilot project to test the results of its unique training in selected schools.
In March 2012, IBREA conducted a pilot project in 2 schools in Monrovia. The participants included 190 students and 62 teachers. Students and teachers in the treatment group received the Brain Education curriculum over three months (four days a week through sessions that lasted for 70 minutes). Surveys were given to the treatment and control groups before and after the program.
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After this pilot experience, IBREA was asked by the Ministry of Education to provide the program to a national network of teachers, who are currently being educated in various training facilities across the country, so they can in turn replicate the program with their students. We need funding and human resources to go back and do this. Please join us in this effort.
Here is a testimony from Monen, a Liberian government officer who has been collaborating with IBREA since 2012. She shared her views on how the program can help women in Liberia for our Conference at the UN on January 12th 2016 on Holistic Education for Women Empowerment.