Family Literacy Initiative Closes Year One,  Certificates 57 Children

Family Literacy Initiative Closes Year One, Certificates 57 Children

The Family Literacy Initiative (FLI), an early childhood development program grounded in the belief that learning begins at home and that parents are their children’s first teachers has ended its first year of instruction. FLI celebrated first year of operation with a grand program with the families and children that participated in its operation. Attending the program was about 150 persons from the three program communities; Caldwell, Duazon and West Point including other stake holders.
The program started in Liberia as a pilot project in November 2015 recruiting 60 out of school children from three communities. FLI’s goal is to help parents in these economically challenged communities prepare their pre-school children for success in school. The program home visitor s work with the parents in their homes teaching them to become their children first teachers.
FLI is a partnership initiative of WE-CARE Foundation, Friends of Liberia (FOL), and Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY-USA). The program is implemented closely with the Bureau of Early Childhood Education of the Ministry of Education in Liberia.