Within Liberian circles on social media in recent weeks, a UNICEF report published last year has resurfaced, claiming that Liberia tops the list of countries with the highest proportion of out-of-school children. Are there really more children out of school in Liberia, a peaceful country, than in Afghanistan and South Sudan, both countries that are actively involved in civil conflicts?
The Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, with support from the Economic Community of West African States, has provided assorted food and supplies as well as LD $2,500 (US $25) each to survivors and orphans of Ebola in five of Liberia’s 15 counties.
More than 1,000 residents of Paynesville benefitted from free health care services over the weekend.
The principal of the Robert Stanley Caufield High School says the visit of the United States first lady is a boost to his institution.
In observance of the day of the African Child, two rights groups called for justice in the case involving the death of two children at the end of last year.
The Ministry of Health’s Mental Health Unit, along with international and local partners, recently met in Gbarnga to validate Liberia’s 2016-2021 strategic plan for mental health.
Education Minister George Werner’s latest move to partner with private institutions to improve the quality of Liberia’s education system has been met with intense resistance from many individuals and groups. In an exclusive interview with The Bush Chicken, the Minister clarified some of the misconceptions about his approach.
An investigation conducted by The Bush Chicken has established that psychotropic medications meant for persons with mental illness are not being prioritized by the Liberian government.