U.S. Peace Corps Honours Over 200 Students In Liberia

U.S. Peace Corp Volunteers serving in Liberia has over the weekend certificated over 200 junior and senior high students in Kakata City, Margibi County. 
The certificates of participation were given to the students following the completion of a three-week model school (vacation school) conducted by 38 Peace Corps Volunteers at the Lango Lippaye High School. The students are from various high schools in Kakata.
The certification ceremony is the fourth in its series to be carried out by the organization and was held at the Kakata City Hall as the first in 2010.
The students were taught in various subjects such as Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Algebra, Geometry and Physics among others.
Speaking to this paper after the ceremony, the Country Director of Peace Corps-Liberia, Mr. Vince Groh, said the Model School is a vacation school that gives students a great experience to practice academic skills and spend longer time with young Americans.
Groh also said the program enables the volunteers to practice new skills, give them trail as teachers and prepare them take these skills to the 15 counties of Liberia.
The Peace Corps-Liberia Country Director who announced that the organization has high school teachers in all of the counties said Peace Corps-Liberia brings new volunteers in every summer to teach in high schools across the country.
He further disclosed that the 38 volunteers arrived in the country during this summer and participated in an eight week training program in Kakata where he called their home-base for training.
According to him, the volunteers will be sworn in within the next few weeks and subsequently assigned throughout the country. He added that when school opens in September of this year, one or two volunteers will be assigned to 41 high schools in Liberia.
Meanwhile, Groh has expressed what he calls sorrow over his return to the United States of America as he completes his tour in the next two weeks.
He then extended thanks to the nearly four million Liberians who he said welcomed him like brother and treated him with love and humanity.
For her part, Mrs. Amy Estep, said the students performed excellently during the three-week vacation program.
She added that the performances of the students proved that they have love for education in the Country.
Mrs. Estep is one of the volunteers who will take assignment in Harper Maryland County following their swearing in ceremony.
The Peace Corps presented books to students who surpassed their colleagues in various classes. It also took the initiative to pay the West African Examination Exam fees for two of the 12th graders who high grades and 9th graders in private schools. Besides, the Corps will purchase uniforms for 10 students, while nearly all students who participated in the program walked away with text books. By: Moses M. Tokpah, 0880849027/0777130958


Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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  1. Good Day!

    Sorry to bother you. My name is Ray Blakney and I am a RPCV from Mexico. I am working on a 3rd goal project with the PC regional offices and the main office in DC to try to create an online archive to keep the language training material made all over the world from getting lost. I have created a sub-section on the website my wife and I run – http://www.livelingua.com – with all the information I have been able to get to date (from over the web and sent to me directly by PC staff and PCV’s). I currently have close to 100 languages with ebooks, audios and even some videos.

    The next step for this project is that I am trying to get the world out about this resource so that it can not only be used by PCV’s or those accepted into the Peace Corps, but also so that when people run across material that is not on the site they can send it to me and I can get it up for everybody to use. I was hoping that you could help getting the word out by putting a link on this on your site at:


    so that people know it is there. There should be something there for almost everybody. It is all 100% free to use and share. Here is the specific page of the Peace Corps Archive:


    Thanks for any help you can provide in making this 3rd goal project a success. And if anybody in your group has some old material they can scan or already have in digital form, and want to add to the archive, please don’t hesitate to pass them my email. Thanks and have a great day.

    Ray Blakney

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