GANTA TOWN, Liberia, 2011 – War, bullets and bloodshed – words which generations of Liberians are still more familiar with than books or schools. It’s only been 8 years since the country knew peace; the scars from its paralyzing 14-year civil war remain visible as its people try to heal. Today, the government is working to rebuild the infrastructure that was completely destroyed – large parts of Liberia doesn’t have roads and millions are living without basic access to water, healthcare or electricity. But ask any Liberian what they need most and the answer is the same – education.
Constructed with support from UNICEF and the Government of Netherlands, The Ganta Public School is part of an initiative that aims to build high quality schools in a country where overcrowded public schools with inadequate staff and infrastructure are the norm.
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