Hi-tech School for Girls in the Offing

first_imgThe Office of Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr. says it has entered into collaboration with F-SHAM of Faith School for Girls.The F-SHAM of Faith School for Girls is a Foundation for Women and EDIFY, an education partner in Liberia that will provide funding to transform F-SHAM into a high technology school for girls in the country.The high technology school, according to a statement, will be the first kind of low-fee independent school for girls.A release quotes the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of the Foundation for Women, Madam Deborah Lindholm as saying that the transformation of F-SHAM will involve a refurbishment of the physical structure and interior courtyard with additions that will include two state-of-the art computer labs and the use of solar panels to harvest the energy of the sun and provide clean electricity for these labs and other needs for the school, eliminating the expensive use of generator.Accordingly, the high technology upgrade will include the latest technology computers with high speed internet, video connection possibilities worldwide, access to global software and teaching support, and the transformation of the school’s accounting system and practices.Moreover, Madam Lindholm said the school will benefit students of F-SHAM, the teaching and administrative staff, and the community as the computer labs will be accessible outside of school hours to the surrounding community.F-SHAM was chosen for this special project due to its history of academic excellence as well as committed founders and staff; their willingness to grow beyond the present reality of education in Liberia, particularly for girls.The FFW is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO) that has been operating in Liberia since 2007 providing microfinance support to more than 10,000 women in more than 250 communities. FFW activities cover 14 of the counties where it has also provided microfinance support to 15 low –fee independent school operators to enhance education in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Public meeting tonight on controversial Castaic High

first_img(661) 257-5254160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – Castaic residents will get together at 7tonight with county and school district officials for what is expected to be the first in a series of town meetings to discuss the future of the long-awaited Castaic High School. Paul Novak, planning deputy for Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich; Mike Walline, president of the development company SunCal; John Kunak, president of the Castaic school board and a Castaic Town Council member; local schools Superintendent Jim Gibson; and officials with the Hart Union High School District will meet at Castaic Middle School for a panel discussion on plans for the high school. Castaic High, already delayed by three years, is being reviewed by the county Regional Planning Commission as part of SunCal’s NorthLake development. The next planning commission meeting is scheduled for June20. John Zaring, founder of Castaic United to Build a School, is sponsoring the round-table meeting that he says will help answer questions about the proposed high school. “I think this whole process has been bogged down by misinformation and rumors,” Zaring said. “The purpose is to give the community an opportunity to learn from the people involved with the school what the truth is.” Zaring said he has promoted the meeting via chain e-mails and hundreds of fliers and is expecting a large crowd. He has also asked the community to “behave” with panel members. Emotions have run high in the past, and Zaring is hoping to have some healthy discussion. “At this stage, it’s about putting ourselves in a position to build a school,” he said. [email protected] last_img read more

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