Loss of IEL Leader
August 13, 2017, Elijah J. Tarpeh, beloved IEL director, unexpectedly passed away from complications related to leukemia treatments he had been undergoing over the summer. This is a great loss to family, friends, and the IEL program. Link to Tributes -->
New OLC Model
"IEL completed another successful engagement in Sinoe County. Much has been accomplished in two years. When our program was launched in September 2015, few students or teachers in the county had ever used a computer. Now, hundreds..."
"January 2017 saw the official launch of Phase II of the program, which installed an IEL facilitator in four focus schools. This shift allows for greater accountability in the schools, as well as providing the needed technical support. Our four facilitators..."
Sinoe #1 in WAEC
Sinoe County was #1 in the nation for 12th grade passing rates on the West African Examination Council (WAEC) exam. IEL's Samuel Morris Scholar's Program has been active in the junior and senior high schools of Sinoe County since 2015.
Board Member, Jan Diaz, and IEI Project Coordinator, Kiersten Gamby, participated in their first trip with the team to Liberia. In the video above they describe some of their experiences and takeaways from the trip. For more details, click below.
"The past few months it has become more and more apparent that the spiritual component of IEI’s program could be strengthened. Though math and technology are important components..."
Charging Case 2.0
"The trunk holds 20 energy-efficient HP Stream 11 laptops, along with the RACHEL-Plus server. All the devices will run for 8-10 hours on a charge. This enables the laptops..."
"Eight schools were selected to participate in this year-long study to assess the effectiveness of computer-based learning in rural Liberia. The pilot will focus on mathematics..."
laptops for UMU
"For several years, United Methodist University has been a strong partner with the Samuel Morris Scholars Program. UMU currently serves as the fiduciary agent for the Samuel Morris..."
Back to Liberia
"Elijah Tarpeh and Gary Friesen will be traveling back to Monrovia, June 22 – July 3, to engage in further discussions with the Ministry of Education and other key partners. They will be..."
"In April, the Samuel Morris Scholars Program was presented to Liberia Minister of Education, Hon. Etmonia D. Tarpeh, Dr. Albert B. Coleman, Senior Policy Advisor, and members of..."
Third county added
"IEL is thrilled to have the opportunity to continue expanding the program and, with this new addition, is now established in three Liberian counties – Sinoe, Montserrado, and Bong!..."
"March 12-28, the IEI team enjoyed its fifth trip to Liberia in less than a year. A key meeting was held with Hon. George Werner, Minister of Education, and his cabinet. There was good exchange... "
"August 3, the IEI team had the privilege of hosting Dr. Jamie Alexandre, President of Learning Equality. Learning Equality, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that created KA-Lite, the offline..."
Return to Liberia
"The IEL team enjoyed two productive meetings with Dr. Romelle A. Horton, Deputy Minister for Education, Dr. Albert B. Coleman, Senior Policy Advisor, and other members of the Ministry..."
"A delegation from IEI and Ambassador Enterprises (AE) participated in a strategic partners meeting with Dr. Eugene Habecker, President, Taylor University. Joyce Wood, Senior Director..."
"Six months ago, few would have dreamed an April trip to Liberia would have been possible. Kudos to the government of Liberia, citizens, international community, World Health..."
"The team had the privilege of presenting the Samuel Morris Scholars Program to the Liberian Senate. As the plenary session got underway their presentation was moved to the top of the agenda..."
"Midyear testing was performed in eight schools participating in the Samuel Morris Scholars Program pilot. Initial results show positive gains by the students using KA-Lite to learn..."
laptops for gvl
"Since 2013, Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) has been a strong supporter of the Samuel Morris Scholars Program. In March, 2014, the GVL School in Butaw hosted the successful KA-Lite..."
"To simulate the computer labs we’ll be setting up in Liberia, we tested 10 laptops in a local WiFi configuration, running KA-Lite and RACHEL Library using a wireless signal..."
Univ. of Liberia
"High level meetings took place in April at the University of Liberia, including a personal visit with Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, President, followed by a meeting with the vice..."
"Elijah Tarpeh, the delegation from the Sinoe County Association in the Americas, and Taylor University met with Her Excellency, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, President, Liberia..."