Staying the Course
Persevering through the Pandemic
The impact of the pandemic fell unevenly and deepened disparity in educational systems in most parts of the world, even more so in Liberia which, according to UNICEF, is significantly behind most other African countries in nearly all education statistics. The pandemic further widened the educational gap and heightened inequality in educational achievement and opportunities for Liberian learners.
"As a small organization with very minimum funding, Liberia Career Pathways had the option to close its doors and turn the other way," says Executive Director Kenety Gee. "However, with the backing of our supporters, we saw this as an opportunity to tackle the already serious challenge that became even more serious with the pandemic. We stayed the course."
Re-Launching Our Programs
Today, Liberia Career Pathways is offering Career Clubs in five partner schools, serving 250 high school students and 20 teachers, and we currently employ seven staff members in our Monrovia Center for Career Discovery.
The potential for growth is enormous and we are working to foster new partnerships that will allow LCP to deepen its offerings in Monrovia while also opening additional Career Discovery Centers across Liberia.