Education knows no age limits in post-conflict Liberia

Published on 19 May 2010

It is recess at the John Wesley Pearson School in Ganta, a small town on Liberia's border with Guinea, and 22-year-old Prince Bensar rides his motorbike in the courtyard after checking his latest exam results. (..) The Liberia Ministry of Education and the World Food Programme (WFP) are implementing a school feeding programme in 2000 schools across the country to boost attendance. In districts where the gender gap at schools favours boys by 15 percent or more, the WFP provides monthly take-home rations including tins of oil and cereals.

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