Washington, D.C., September 24, 2008: The Minister of Education of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. Joseph Korto will this Friday, September 26, 2008 address the "Books for Africa – All –niter 2008" program at the Nyumburu Cultural Center, on the campus of the University of Maryland at College Park within Metropolitan Washington, D.C. beginning at 7:00 P.M. (Eastern Time).
According to a release issued by the Liberian Community Association (LCA) within the Washington, D.C. Area, the program is organized by the Liberian Development Foundation Inc, a non-profit organization dedicated to the socio-economic development of Liberia.
The event is designed to raise awareness about the difficulties educational institutions face in Africa with the view of providing an opportunity for western educators, researchers, donor agencies and Diaspora Africans to learn and appreciate the unchallenged role of African culture in the attainment of quality education in Africa with special emphasis on Liberia..
Minister Korto who is expected to speak on the" Culture and Education in Post-war Liberia," will highlight the gains made in the Education Sector of Liberia under his leadership despite post war obstacles. Dr. Korto is also expected to discuss the cardinal role culture plays in the enhancement of teaching and learning in the West African nation.
The Liberian Development Foundation Inc invites members of the Liberian community, friends of Liberia, officials of the Liberian Embassy near Washington, D.C., educators and friends of Liberia to join the organization as it strives to promote socio-economic development in Liberia.