Child likes HIPPY better than playing

David Rosen reports on his recent visit to the Liberia Family Literacy Initiative.  Among his observations:  “Before I left her, (a) parent said she wanted to thank me – FOL really – for bringing this [...]

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Dear FOL Members and Supporters, Hello from your new FOL president! You may know that after fourteen years of outstanding leadership as FOL president, Stephanie Vickers stepped down at the end of 2016. We have [...]

Global Health Service Partnership expands to Liberia!

Do you work in the health field or know someone who does? Peace Corps' Global Health Service Partnership program expanded to Liberia this year and they are looking to fill assignments departing next summer. This [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]