LiberiaEducation and vocational training

First grade classroom with children who are starting to learn to read and write. They can attend this unique model school up to the age of twenty.

Facts & figures

  • Africa
  • Health, Education
  • 2016
  • 400 students aged 2-20
  • Liberia Renaissance Education Complex (LREC)

Liberia has one of the largest out-of-school populations in the world, and youth unemployment is high. This project provides high-quality education and vocational training to more than 380 students each year, opening doors for a brighter future.


Facilitate access to quality education and vocational training for 400 students in Liberia annually, directly addressing barriers to educational success through concurrent healthcare, nutrition, and gender equity programs.


  1. High quality education: Ensure well-qualified teachers and a conducive learning environment.
  2. Nutrition: Provide free, well-balanced school meals to all students to promote physical well-being.
  3. Basic health care: Provide on site health and counselling services on-site to all students.
  4. Girls' safety and inclusion: Ensure rigidly enforced child protection policies, adequate sanitary facilities, reproductive health care, and women’s representation at all levels.


The DEAR Foundation Switzerland’s support ensures that all students at the Liberia Renaissance Education Complex (LREC) have access to well-qualified teachers, school meals, and medical care to support their learning outcomes.

LREC is also challenging the odds stacked against girls’ education in Liberia, where less than 43% of secondary students are female. The school provides a safe space for girls, enabling equal access to education, fostering empowerment through knowledge and skills, and promoting gender equality and social progress in Liberia.


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