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Youth Opportunities Project Ends First Phase With 3,600 Beneficiaries

Youth Opportunities Project Ends First Phase With 3,600 Beneficiaries

The first phase of the World Bank-sponsored Youth Opportunities Project has ended, with organizers saying that it benefited 3,612 persons from 129 communities across the country.

Tribute to a Fallen Colleague: Stephen Byron Tarr (1943-2017)

Byron Tarr’s older brother Phillip Tarr and I graduated Bassa High School together in 1960. Somehow, our paths diverged and the younger Byron entered my orbit in the late 60s.

Does Liberia Really Have the Most Children Out of School?

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?

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