Education through sports

7 July 2022

The project aims to provide full scholarships to 35 low income students, over five years, at the LEAD Monrovia Football Academy. Scholars are student-athletes who demonstrate leadership ability in the classroom and on the pitch, excel academically, participate regularly in community service, and embody LEAD MFA’s core values daily.

During the first year of the project, 18 girls and 17 boys were selected and received full scholarships, including school supplies, technology supplies, accommodation, nutrition, and health care. The female students received female hygiene materials and sports bras. They have been attending weekly Female Hygiene Workshops. These workshops are organized in different age groups and they are led by medics.

In partnership with Liberia Reads a reading camp was hosted in August 2022 to improve theliteracy skills of student-athletes. Teachers were also provided with intensive staff development in phonological awareness, letter and sound correspondence, oral language development, fluency and comprehension. Teachers will then use these skills to develop younger student-athletes’ literacy.