Core Education Skills for Liberian Youth (CESLY) is a two-year project that extends and expands the successes of USAID/Liberia’s Accelerated Learning Program PLUS for Liberian youth. The program targets children and youth, ages 10 – 35, in six counties of Liberia: Grand Gedeh, Maryland, Nimba, Lofa, Bong, and Montserrado.
CESLY helps Liberian young people develop the skills and attitudes necessary to progress in the conventional academic system, progress with formal and non-formal livelihood training programs, find jobs, or create their own employment, as well maintain healthy lifestyles and participate in their communities. Over the course of the two-year project, the CESLY team will increase access to education among Liberian youth, enhance the overall quality of teaching, and collaborate with government and community organizations toward the long-term sustainability of the intervention.
CESLY seeks to build on the accomplishments of precursor programming, while focusing inputs on cross-cutting areas where improvements can be realized: positioning the Ministry of Education as lead in programming directions; providing more effective teacher training; addressing the learning needs of all students; connecting learning with jobs; establishing greater accountability for project results and learning outcomes; and making effective use of technology to enhance project reach and impact. Find more information about CESLY on the USAID website.