Projects in Liberia
Through classroom teaching and strengthening the capacity of teachers, the Peace Corps provides support through its programming. Volunteers are placed at government junior or senior secondary-level schools where they have an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of Liberian youth, by providing them with educational instruction and opportunities for extracurricular activities. Volunteers collaborate with principals, teachers, and parent groups to improve school management, introduce innovative teaching techniques, facilitate the use of school libraries, encourage student organizations, promote career opportunities, and participate in summer academic programs.
Peace Corps Response Volunteers focus on education, but instead of being student-focused like the two-year Volunteers, they are teacher-focused. Response volunteers help prepare future teachers who will be placed in rural areas.