Our projects are designed to have a long term and sustainable impact on the lives of disadvantaged young Liberians, enabling them to move away from a culture of dependence, vulnerability and conflict. We believe it is crucial that we are led by them in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of all the projects. Through the donations we receive, we help provide young people with a decent education, opening the door to a life free of poverty.
We select schools that have an immediate need, yet are able to sustain the resources and support provided through their partnership with Project Blackboard. We conduct an on-site needs assessment at each school and then develop school improvement plans. We believe it is crucial that we are led by the students, teachers and administrators in the design, planning, implementation and evaluation of all the projects. In developing the plan we apply information gathered from students, teachers and administration for a comprehensive picture of the school’s needs. We ensure that all of our projects are carefully monitored during and after implementation. A school must meet the following criteria to be considered for a partnership with Project Blackboard:
• Demonstrate a strong desire to provide a quality education.
• School must have been operating for at least 5+ years.
• School must serve primary aged children (Ages 5 to 14).
• School must serve at least 200+ students in developing communities.
• Evidence of strong community support in the sustainability of projects.
• A clear statement of how Project Blackboards work will benefit the school.
• Operators of the school must have ownership or long-term lease of the school land.
• School must receive little to no support or funding from the local government.
Project 1: Jerusalem Elementary and Junior High School
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