Photo Essay

Liberian Schools in Black and White

Hole in the wall

The images you see here were made over a two week period in January, 2014, in public schools in the West African nation of Liberia. Ten years after the end of the civil wars that ravaged the country, its citizens are still struggling to regain their footing. The state of the schools is deplorable; they lack electricity, many have no, or too few, books, and many lack clean drinking water. Yet as you can see from these photos, the students want to learn. They seem to understand that literacy and knowledge hold the keys to their future. The Canadian educational NGO CODE - - and the American NGO International Book Bank - , both are supplying books to Liberian schools, as well as teacher training in critical thinking and reading education. The children in these photos, and CODE and the International Book Bank, need your help.

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  • Katherine Nak

    Katherine Nak   gave props (7 Apr 2014):

    Thank you for caring, Thank you for sharing. Very important work!

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    JPG gave props (22 Mar 2015):

    Congrats on getting Story of the Week!

  • John Linton

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    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (1 Apr 2015):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

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