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DAILY LOW FEES INDEPENDENT SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL PROGRAM

"Breaking the cycle of poverty through education in Liberia"

The Daily Low Fees Independent Sustainable School Program is administered through the Changers School System which is the educational branch of Change Agent Network-Liberia (CAN-LIB). Change Agent Network-Liberia is a Christ-centered nonprofit human service organization based in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa. Change Agent Network, Inc USA (CAN-USA) is a sister organization to CAN-LIB.

The mission of the Changers School System in Liberia is to break the cycle of poverty through education physically, mentally, relationally and spiritually. 

OUR A4 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FUNDRAISING VIDEO

 

WHAT IS THE DAILY LOW FEES INDEPENDENT SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL PAYMENT PLAN?

This is a cost-effective scheme designed to make education available, accessible, affordable and attainable for the Liberian child (A4 Educational Program).

  • This program creates a one-stop-shop educational system for parents and students. 

  • It provides a simplified flat rate school fees plan for every student regardless of their economic status in life.

  • The program gets rid of the social and economic class system in our educational program.

 

THE BEAUTY OF THIS PROGRAM

A daily tracking educational low cost fees card is issue to every student and parent. This card tracks students' school fees and other required payments. The vast majority of parents and students we serve, live on a day-to-day basis, this program gives them a simplified, easy and durable flat rate payment plan. It creates 100% transparency and accountability between parents/guardians/students and the school administration.

The daily low cost school fees cover the cost of all school requirements per student from day one of registration; cost ranges from $0.50 cents to $1.00 USD per day. These school fees include the cost of:

  1. Uniforms Sets
  2. Teachers’ Salaries
  3. Information Sheet and Admission Form
  4. Registration, Activities  Breakage
  5. Socks
  6. Computer Education
  7. P.E. T-shirts
  8. ID and Report Cards 
  9. 9th and 12th Grade National Promotional and High School Diploma Exams.

 

BELOW IS AN EXAMPLE OF OUR DAILY LOW FEES CHART

The daily low fees per student is subject to change based upon economic circumstances and location of the school in the country. This chart was designed using our most economically vibrant school in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia called the Heart of Grace School.

 

LEVEL                  CLASS                    DAILY LOW FEES PER LEVEL        Us DOLLARS EQUIVALENT

Level-1                                ABC-K2$50.00         Liberian Dollars                                   $ .55

Level-2                               GRADE:  1-3                                 $55.00        Liberian Dollars                                    $ .61

Level-3                               GRADE: 4-6                                 $65.00        Liberian Dollars                                    $ .72

Level-4                               GRADE: 7-8                                 $75.00        Liberian Dollars                                    $ .83

Level-5                               GRADE: 9                                    $90.00       Liberian Dollars                                     $ 1.00

Level-6                               GRADE: 10-11                              $95.00       Liberian Dollars                                     $1.06

Level-7                               GRADE: 12                                   $100.00     Liberian Dollars                                     $ 1.11

 

OUR SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MODEL

STEP 1

CAN provides the expertise in training the locals to build, operate and financially sustain their own school.

STEP 2

Global partners or friends of Liberia make a one-time high impact donation to purchase building materials and startup capital to launch the school.

STEP 3

The local community donates the school land, volunteer their time and services to build, oversee and locally sustain their own school.

 

OUR  UNIQUE SELF-SUSTAINING SCHOOL MODEL

90% of our students and parents live on a day-to day basis, so, our A4 Educational Program give parents and self-supported students the opportunity to pay their school fees every day. CAN has to raise $45,000 for 3 schools in Liberia, Africa this 2016-2017 academic year with total student enrollment of 3, 000. This is a one- time financial contribution intended to jump-start this amazing daily low cost school fees program. It is a self- perpetuating fund that will be re-collected from the students and parents over the two semesters period and re-applied to the next school year budget.

UNDERSTANDING THE CHANGERS SCHOOL SYSTEM

Mission:

  • To develop and implement diverse academic programs geared towards creating competent graduates.

VISION:

  • A new and better Liberia free of physical, mental, spiritual and relational poverty. 

GOALS:

Student

  • Every student acquires quality Christ-centered education in an excellent academic environment. 

Staff

  • Each staff is engaged, supported, encouraged, and successful in their place of assignment.

Communities and Partners

  • Our partners and communities are fully informed, engaged, and committed to the educational development of young people.

Organization

  • Every school is fully equipped and supported by best organizational practices and professionalism.