Blogs/Posts about the Family Literacy Initiative

Open Society Foundations funding propels FLI into second year.

The Family Literacy Initiative began its second year with significant funding from Open Society Foundations. FLI program coordinator Gbima Bahtokpah presents her thorough and insightful quarterly report here, complete with photos to show the program [...]

Happy Anniversary! FOL Celebrates 30 Years.

It was about this time of the year 30 years ago that Liberia’s Peace Corps volunteers started a little social group called Friends of Liberia. The idea was to get together once in a while [...]

FLI Receives Learning Materials from HIPPY USA

At the request of our wonderful Family Literacy Initiative (FLI) partner, Dr. Miriam Westheimer, Director of HIPPY International, HIPPY USA conducted a supplies drive during their recent national conference. HIPPY staff and families from all [...]

Please Partner with Us to Improve Literacy in Liberia!

Christmas 2015 is over, but the opportunity to make a lasting difference this tax year remains. Your donation to Friends of Liberia (FOL) will help fund , a partnership between FOL and HIPPY-International plus the [...]

First Family Literacy Initiative Training a Success!

The initial training of program coordinators and home visitors has been completed successfully, and the Family Literacy Initiative (FLI) is off to a wonderful start!  Read about it in this issue of Bush Chicken, whose [...]

Family Literacy Initiative Launches in Monrovia

FOL’s Barbara Kamara and HIPPY-International director Dr. Miriam Westheimer have arrived in Liberia to launch the Family Literacy Initiative (FLI). They join our implementing partners at We Care Foundation in Monrovia, Michael Weah and Yvonne [...]

Family Literacy Initiative Ramps Up

FOL has launched its most ambitious education project to address the literacy crisis in Liberia. Almost half of Liberians cannot read adequately and at least 40 percent are illiterate, according to recent UNICEF statistics. This [...]