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Dedication of Liberian Learning Centre Marks Milestone in Educational Transformation

Liberia Learning Centre

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The Liberian Learning Centre is set to be officially dedicated on February 23, 2024, in Paynesville, Liberia.

This complex will mark a milestone in the people of Liberia’s journeys toward educational revitalization. The project will eventually consist of three facilities designed to reshape the educational landscape of the region and provide access to learning resources for more than 250,000 community members.

The Liberian Learning Center is led by the Canadian charity Empowerment Squared, founded by Executive Director Leo Nupolu Johnson. Born in Liberia, Johnson lived through almost 10 years of civil war before fleeing the country and spending eight years living in refugee camps in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana before resettling in Canada in 2006.

The project is being built in multiple phases on the site of Paynesville City Hall and will include Liberia’s first postwar learning center and library, co-working and business incubation spaces, sports and recreation facilities, and event facilities.

Phase 1 is set to host a variety of programs such as information literacy, educational programming, computer training, life skills, personal and career path development, and peer-to-peer mentorship.

Hamilton-based architects mcCallumSather have been leading the design process since its inception over 10 years ago. Principal architect, Willems Ransom, has taken a thoughtful approach to designing all elements of the project.

“We have a commitment to environmental consciousness, ensuring the Liberian Learning Centre becomes a sustainable and vibrant hub for generations to come. The visionary leadership of Leo Nupolu Johnson and the collaboration between all partners have laid the foundation for this transformative initiative,” said Ransom.

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