YAI and MIA team up to build new school

Non-profit organization, Youth Action International (YAI), along with British music producer, songwriter, and vocalist, Mathangi “Maya” Arulpragasam (MIA), will be opening the Becky Primary School this August.  Following YAI’s commitment to education, the new school seeks to create a favorable learning environment for its students intended on inspiring the children to learn.  

MIA was introduced to YAI’s founder and Executive Officer, Kimmie Weeks, when they appeared together in the MTV television program entitled “4Real”. The program featured YAI’s programs in Liberia and specifically their efforts with the Becky Primary School. After seeing YAI’s impact on the students of the Becky Primary School, MIA teamed up with YAI to help fund the rebuilding and renovation of the school.  

The Becky Primary School is located in Johnsonville Dolo Town, Margibi County and enrolls 625 students per year. The new school will include new classrooms, a library, computer labs, and a new playground. In addition to building renovations, YAI proposes to provide the teachers with salary and will give its students free tuition for a year.  YAI will also be partnering with non-profit organization Litworld to provide training for the teachers.