TGS: KEEP Donation – Liberia
Over the years, efforts have been made by the Liberian Government as well as various developmental partners to decentralize basic services and facilities to other parts of the country.
Gbarpolu is a county that has been consistently ranked low on the overall education ladder in Liberia, with many of the schools in the county stopping only at Grade 6.
The county currently only has 3 high schools which are several hours’ drive apart, leaving thousands of students who are unable to access these schools stopping in 6th or 9th grades
Access to vocational training centers is grossly limited, leaving many residents with the options of engaging in alluvial mining or sustenance farming activities. Currently there is no computer training center available.
With funding from the National Oil Company of Liberia through its partner, TGS-NOPEC Geophysical Company ASA (TGSN) the Kids’ Educational Engagement Project (KEEP) recently dedicated a 4 room Community Learning Resource Center (LRC).
The LRC contains a mini Library, computer laboratory which has 10 computers, vocational skills training room, etc.