The children in the MAGIF Community School receive qualified instruction. They are strengthened in their cognitive, social and emotional skills and receive a solid, comprehensive primary education.
However, there is one fact that contradicts the concept of the institution: The inadequate equipment and the limited space of the rented building in which the children are taught.
For this reason, Liberia e.V. has been seeking financial support for the construction of a new school building. This has finally been achieved. Mrs. Gieraths-Nimene has found a generous donor in the aid organisation Fly&Help.
Now the new building could be started. The foundation walls are already standing. A house with four classrooms, an office and sanitary facilities is being built.
The MAGF Community School is very busy:
The tailoring class is in full swing. Welthungerhilfe has provided further sewing machines.
The food supplement with eggs, fruits and manioc is well received by the children and they enjoy their food.
The social behaviour of the children develops very positively due to the orientation by the employees. The children are friendly with each other and support each other. The school performance of the children also increases. This shows that the employees' strategies and methods are proving their worth.
In spring 2019, workshops were organised and carried out for the preschool children and the older pupils.
In March, the children of the MAGIF Community School and the sponsored students attended a workshop initiated by Mrs. Jaeger, the wife of the German ambassador, entitled "Conservation of the natural animals of Liberia". The program was conducted at the MAGIF Center and organized by the Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF) to raise awareness of how citizens can protect animals within Liberia's borders.
Also in March there was a workshop organised by Orphan Relief and Rescue. The aim of this training workshop is to raise awareness of abuse and to communicate four main messages to the students: "I am important", "My body belongs to me". "I have a right to safety" and "I can get help". The program was attended by our sponsored students, some of the older students of Group III (7-13), some members of MAGIF Community Youth and the MAGIF Community School team.
The children's learning successes are evaluated monthly. This shows that their understanding of the tasks increases and that they can follow the lessons better and better.
MAGIF Community School has relaunched its youth program. Even before the Ebola epidemic, the institution had a well-organized youth program. In order to restore this for the youth of Zubah Town, the institution has reorganized the program with 50 youth participating in the program. The programme aims to offer a social, emotional and ethical education based on sports activities for young people.