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The donation to a public library commendable

Recently, Bridge Liberia donated over 1,500 textbooks to the WE CARE LIBRARY, a public library operating in central Monrovia since 1995, where students go to do research and read on a daily basis.

Bridge Liberia, which supports the Ministry of Education to significantly improve learning and teaching within public schools, providing a better future for Liberia’s youth, made the donation to the WE CARE LIBRARY, while joining the world to celebrate World Book Day.

Every year, on April 23 the United Nations Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and education partners celebrate World Book and Copyrights Day, an event that promotes reading and celebrates great writers like William Shakespeare, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, a great Spanish writer among others.

Reading, which is a bedrock to education as well as a fundamental skill for education, is lacking in students mostly in poor countries, a challenge that education partners like Bridge Liberia is working to mitigate.
A 2017 Study conducted by UNESCO informed that most children are not able to read well, due to several factors including the availability of books.

Education partners like Bridge Liberia views such studies as an opportunity to turn things around especially for students they support.
Bridge Liberia, which supports 350 public primary schools across the country, provides learning materials including textbooks to support teachers and students.

This kind of support eliminates the two major drivers holding education back: a lack of access to learning and a lack of quality teaching, which significantly impacts learning.

The textbooks provided by Bridge Liberia to its supported schools have contributed to significant improvement in reading among its students with data available to prove.

For us, we wholeheartedly commend Bridge Liberia for the donation of over 1,500 textbooks to the WE CARE LIBRARY.
We also commend the social enterprise for choosing to celebrate World Book Day 2022 in such a unique way, by providing learning materials for students and the general public in central Monrovia.

The donation of these books will give hundreds of students in central Monrovia access to academic books they can use for various education purposes including reading, to help them get on a learning path with other students around the world.

The journey of books may begin with the writer, but there is indeed a reader that is waiting for such scholastic to complete a portion of their lives, as we believe that reading should be a part of people’s lives, least to mention students.

We believe that this latest donation by Bridge Liberia could not have come no better time than now when there is a growing need for students to enhance their reading skills.

We could not have allowed this latest gesture by Bridge Liberia to pass unnoticed without acknowledging it, as the organization has made similar donation to several institutions of learning in the country.

We encourage Bridge Liberia to continue the good work and on the other hand challenge the beneficiary of the donation to make maximum use of the donated text books for the improvement learning in the county.
To this end, we again commend Bridge Liberia for donation and encourage the organization to continue the good work in improving the learning environment of the country.

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