Sherlyn Jargbah, a pupil at Gray D.Alison School in Montserrado County, Liberia, loves conforming to type…
An Oxfam Unwrapped project supplied 12 schools with loads of teaching and learning materials like books and stationery – even 40 new typewriters. Sherlyn, 18, says, ‘I am happy to be a member of the typing training class. When I finish school, I will use what I’ve learned and apply for jobs that need my typing skills’.
These schools are about more than ‘just’ schoolwork, as the pupils learn vocational skills that will serve them well in forging a future beyond the school walls. At least 300 girls, just like Sherlyn, are benefiting from vocational skills in typing, tailoring and needlework.
As well as typewriters, Oxfam Unwrapped funded six sewing machines, and all the typing, sewing and crocheting materials and supplies they need to support the programme and make it succeed, and encourage girls to stay in school.