Challenge the Mind. Shape the Heart.
Innovative Education International (IEI) was established as an international parent organization with U.S. 501(c)(3) non-profit status. Innovative Education Liberia (IEL) is the first subsidiary non-governmental organization (NGO) established by IEI. While IEI oversees the international program, each subsidiary is designed to be run by local team members. Since its inception, IEL has been a Liberian entity run by Liberians.
IEL was originally birthed out of the efforts of the Sinoe County Association in the Americas (SCAA) and Taylor University (TU) to bring the inspirational story of Samuel Morris back to his homeland. In addition to these motivational reasons to be established in Liberia, the state of the country created urgency. Liberia suffered from 14 years of civil war and the Ebola crisis. These conflicts and hardships caused its educational system to crumble. In fact, in 2013, nearly 25,000 students took the University of Liberia entrance exam – and not a single student passed!
IEL was established in 2015 to reinforce educational foundations, as well as introduce new technology to ensure that students meet 21st century educational standards. Initiating a computer-based platform also gives the students an advantage when applying for universities and jobs. IEL’s program is currently established in 12 schools in three counties (Sinoe, Montserrado, and Bong) with plans to expand in the future.
In addition to offering new skills in technology, math, and other subjects, IEL is committed to assisting students in their journey of faith. In 2016, a partnership between IEL and Youth for Christ (YFC) Liberia helped launch gospel Y-Clubs in 11 schools, introducing students to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
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