British Ambassador Lauds RESH-Liberia and Reaffirms the United Kingdom's Commitment to Gender-Re
In a special delivered remark on Friday, April 26, in Paynesville City at the RESH-Liberia's UK Government funded project's end of project forum,the British Ambassador said gender-responsive education in Liberia is a top priority of his government.
“Improving girls’ education in Liberia and across the world over is the priority of the British government,” said the top UK diplomat.
The project, titled, “Girls Education: Advocacy and Research Capacity Building for Gender Responsive Education” is an initiative of Renewed Energy Serving Humanity (RESH-Liberia), a local organization that support women and girls with psycho-social problems in various part of the country in partnership with the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth office in Liberia and the University of Liberia. The training is gear towards exploring gender-responsive, child-friendly school environment and the promotion and inclusion of CSOs in advancing gender-responsive education at district and community levels.
Ambassador David Belgrove, at the same time, lauded CSOs working with RESH for their many sacrifices and contributions over the years to the promotion of gender-responsive education in the educational sector of the country.
Speaking to FrontPageAfrica at the close of the training, RESH Director of Project Prisie Badu indicated that the gender-responsive education pilot project has enabled schools across the country to enhance and improve the relation between students and teachers especially girls.
She also highlighted the significance of a gender inclusive education in Liberia.“This project has ensured that schools in the country are gender friendly as compared to years back when girls were not given the platform in their various school. Girls education is very important for the forward match of this county”, she indicated.
Madam Badu is urging parents to pay key attention to the education of their girls if they want them to compete with their male counterpart in all aspect of school activities.
Also speaking at the event, a RESH volunteer Franklin K. Wesseh called on the Ministry of Education to address some of the prevailing issues facing school authority in Montserrado County. According to him, the lack of better school facilities and materials for primary and secondary school is hampering the growth and development of students.
He said in order for Liberian students especially female to challenge their counterpart in the sub-region, the government through the Education Ministry should work with her partners in improving school facility especially the capital city Monrovia.
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