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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf



Gov’t Gets 40 Scholarships From Calabrian Institute

MONROVIA, April 13 (LINA) - The Calabrian Institute of International Politics (IsCaPI), the creator and international coordinator of the Pitagora Mundus Project, has provided 40 scholarships to the Liberian Government.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the offer was announced by the Institute’s President, Dr. Salvatore La Porta, at a meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf during her recent visit to Rome, Italy.

Briefing the Liberian leader about the scholarships, Dr. La Porta said 20 selected teenagers between the ages of 14 to 16 years will attend Italian high schools in the 2014/2015 academic year; while the remaining 20 students will attend during 2015/2016 academic year.

They will be admitted to professional courses, in order to acquire a specific qualification in one of the following sectors -- agriculture, industry, wood industry and tourism.

He said the project, which is expected to last for three years, renewable for two additional years,  will enable Italian and Liberian students interact with each other, with peers from different cultures, lifestyles, religion, language and customs, enriching their knowledge and at the same time becoming global citizens.

On responsibilities, he said the Liberian Government will guarantee the presence of at least one tutor for the 20 students who will assume the role of linguistic and cultural mediator, and who will accompany the students for the entire duration of the school year.

Liberia will also provide round trip air tickets for the students and tutor accompanying them each school year, a monthly remuneration for the Liberian escort teacher for the duration of the school year and an annual flat-rate funding of €1,000 per student, to be administered by IsCaPI.

The fund is aimed at organizing extracurricular activities and supplementary courses of Italian language, in addition to administrative support and coordination, funding for medical insurance coverage and residence permits.

The Schools are committed to providing education and training according to the guidelines defined by the new regulations of upper secondary school, report the outcome to the Liberian partner regarding the learning process and behavior of students in correspondence with the feedback given by the school and provide to the tutor a monthly report in reference to the attendance, absences of any nature and causes of delays regarding students.

The Municipalities will provide the students meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), lodging, transportation, laundry, room cleaning, internet, electricity supply water and heating, even during holiday periods and/or suspension of educational activities.

The IsCaPI will guarantee the general coordination of the Project in Italy, coordinate the mediation of cultural, linguistic, social and extracurricular activities in the area as well as administrative and logistic assistance to students.

President Sirleaf thanked Dr. La Porta for the scholarship and promised that deserving Liberians will take advantage of the opportunity through a competitive process.


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