“To me, a faith in Jesus Christ that is not aligned with the poor…it’s nothing.”
— Bono, singer-songwriter and philanthropist
- Liberia is the fourth poorest country in the world
- Liberia’s economy, infrastructure, and spirit were destroyed by a 14-year civil war
- The 2014 Ebola epidemic closed schools for almost a year
- Liberia’s educational system is in crisis, lacking funding, teachers, and resources
- A brutal civil war that left 200,000 people dead and at least half of the country’s 2.8 million residents homeless.
- The Ebola crisis took an additional 2,458 lives and families in despair.
- The countries with the highest percentage of children missing out on primary school:
- Liberia – 62%
- South Sudan – 59%
- Eritrea – 59%
- Afghanistan – 46%
- Sudan – 45%
- In 2013, 25,000 students took the University of Liberia entrance examination, and not one passed!