THE SCAA and ITS PARTNERS ARE
MAKING HISTORY IN LIBERIA:
Pictorial from the SCAA Partner’s IEL/Samuel Morris Scholars Program presentation to the Liberian Senate Plenary Session:
The SCAA and its partners, IEL/Samuel Morris Scholars Program Team seated in the chambers of the Liberian Senate,
Capitol Building, Capitol Hill, Monrovia, Liberia:
Pictured left-right: Dr. Randy Carmen, Elijah Tarpeh, Prof. Gary Friesen, Dr. Eric Keller, Dr. Charles Kirkpatrick, and Alex Quiah.
When the session opened shortly after 1:00, a Liberian Senator made a motion to move the IEL presentation to the top of the agenda! The motion carried, and within a few minutes we were down on the floor of the Liberian Senate presenting our program to the chamber full of distinguished senators from the 15 counties in Liberia. The press was present and the gallery was full. Mr. Elijah J. Tarpeh (pictured below) introduced the Innovative Education Liberia (IEL) team, while Prof. Gary Friesen presented the Samuel Morris Scholars Program. You could have heard a pin drop when I was describing how young Sammy Morris had impacted his world back in the 1890s. The presentation to the Liberian Senate was nearly an hour long. During the Q&A time, there were good questions and favorable comments. One senator stood up and said, “We Liberians need to fund this!”
The SCAA and its partners, IEL/Samuel Morris Scholars Program Team at a meeting with officials of the Ministry of Education to discuss program, funding, and overall support. Seen here with Dr. Romelle Horton, Deputy Minister for Instruction, and her fine team. For an hour we discussed how IEL and the MOE could work together to obtain funding for the program.
We feel strong support, and anticipate good things to come.
There we go again! The SCAA, and its partners, IEL/The Samuel Morris Scholars Program at CWA High School, Ashmun Street, Monrovia at the completion of the end-of-year NWEA MAP testing program. During the end-of-year program evaluation, The SCAA and the Team increased the set of testing laptops to 30, and the technology worked beautifully to ensure the success of the program.
Dr. Charles Kirkpatrick (seen below) shared with passion a story from the Samuel Morris Life Lessons book.
A high-energy awards ceremony honoring the students who made the largest gains in their MAP scores. Senior student, Erick Kiawen, was the grand champion and was awarded a tablet loaded with learning content! T-shirts, Morris biographies, pens, and certificates were given out. Every student walked away with something. Below are members of the Team along with the Champion.
The SCAA\IEL just purchased a new Toyota Land Cruiser to be used by the SCAA/IEL/Samuel Morris Scholars Program team. We’re hoping this means no more breakdowns to and from Greenville on these mission trips.
God is with us, and your prayers are being heard!