Lucia Goffah who was recently awarded as the best teacher in Maryland County has commended the management of Bridge Liberia for their continued support towards educational activities in Maryland County and across the country.
Teacher Goffa, a grade one teacher at the Harper Demonstration School in Maryland County, a Bridge Liberia supported school, was awarded as best teacher in Maryland County by the government through the Ministry of Education on August 24, 2023 at the official celebration of the National Flag Day.
This is the second edition of the award organized by the Ministry of Education to recognize and celebrate teachers across the country.
Speaking during an engagement with the management of Bridge Liberia, Miss Goffa attributed the winning of the award to the support she and her school receives from Bridge Liberia.
She disclosed that the technical support through training and provision of instructional materials by Bridge Liberia to her school contributed to her skill and capacity which were useful during her application for the award.
Teachers at government schools under the LEAP Program, that are supported by Bridge Liberia, are well trained in teaching principles, techniques and technological skills that a contemporary teacher needs for effective delivery of learning materials in the classroom.
One specific skill is the use of technology. All teachers in the Bridge Liberia program use technology as a teaching tool which is used for lesson planning, tracking of attendance, and delivery of daily lessons among other features.
“Actually, I want to thank Bridge-Liberia because my daily usage of the teacher tablet and the training I got during induction about how to interact with my students, I believe gave me an advantage over other teachers who do not have such skill.”
Bridge Liberia is supporting over 300 government primary schools across the country under the Liberia Education Advancement Program.
The LEAP Program is a multi partnership education program that delivers 100% tuition-free education from early childhood through grade nine across Liberia.