PROGRAMS IN EDUCATION
Liberia Early Childhood Initiative (LECI): Provides teachers with training and tools to augment early childhood education for Liberian students. The program uses a “school in a box” concept, to ensure that each teacher has carefully designed materials, supplies, books, and manipulative that they can utilize daily for the length of the academic year.
Since 2010, approximately seventy-five schools, four hundred teachers and eight thousand pupils have benefited annually from the LECI program (also referred to locally as the Mother Goose Time Initiative). LECI provides essential elements to support the rapid developmental skills of our beneficiaries. The goal of LECI is to improve early childhood education (ECI) and enrollment in Liberia. LECI is an extraordinary initiative that addresses the ongoing problem of the lack of proper teacher training, lack of awareness of the value of ECE, and lack of age-appropriate learning materials.
To accomplish its goal, LECI has the following critical objectives: providing training for teachers, providing materials and supplies for their students, and raising community awareness on the importance of early childhood education.