Liberia

Students holding banners saying Full-circle LearningYoung students looking down at a pot of soup.A student sitting at his desk in class.A family standing in front of a building.

In the ensuing years, projects ranged from literacy projects in which children taught adults, to a peace rally that students held to prevent civil war.

Girls United Clubs at Full-Circle Learning
schools conducted numerous projects, including participation with UN officials in the 16-Day Campaign againstGender Violence.

Girls also taught their community climate change awareness. Here they signed a parachute with their wishes and lifted it high, to represent the ozone layer.

In one Full-CircleLearning school, teachers immediately incorporated service-learning field trips within each learnin gunit. One fourth grade teacher taught his students about natural resources. When their parents complained that

“justice for the poor” was not a resource, he took them on a field trip to a court room. After the trial, the judge said, “Both the defendant and the victim were poor. Each had two free attorneys, the jury and myself toad minister a fair trial. Do you now think we have justice for the poor?” The class president delivered a statement to the judge, and the class sang for her and honored her for creating justice. They went home to give their parents a new perspective.

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 brought months of distance learning, on foot and online. Liberia contributed to the creation of distance learning courses for its own country and beyond.

By 2020, through the EHG fund and other donors, FCL had established scholarships for ten students. They worked online and on the ground to apply the habit-of-heartEmpathy. Laura (left)

arranged to deliver produce from her school farm to the elderly, starving during the lockdown. Monlu’s community (right) received FCL food aid from FCL, to prevent starvations during school lockdowns.

In 2020, several schools received Exemplary Project grants. Each one used multiple skill sets to apply a habit-of-heart toward a sustainable development goal, such as food security, disease prevention, eldercare, innovative agriculture or a sustainable environment.

In these photos, students from several communities sprayed for pest control, taught sanitation, and performed demonstrations on the conflict bridge to promote community awareness of

infectious disease caused by pests.

At other schools, students grew and delivered food for the widows in the village or designed new techniques for farming. Academies and village schools designated to lead individual or multi-group projects included Korto, Grace International,United Christian Ministry, Redeemed Christian Ministry, and Faith Academy and Gandoma.

Five girls from Girls United Club holding signs calling for end to gender violence.A student with a sign that reads Say no to gender based violenceStudents sign a parachute with their wishesA child shakes hands with a judge in a courtroomA student in the field smilingA child, Monlu, outside his home having received food assistance.

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