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Duchess of York visits school project


Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, was guest of honour in the Liberian capital Monrovia at the opening of a new primary school, which was built as part of the Plan-backed Rapid Education project.  
The ceremony marked the official opening of a six-classroom community primary school.

In her keynote address, the Duchess said she hoped education was a path to ''returning Liberia back to her values''.

The school is the first of 18 schools to be built through the scheme.

Under the project, which runs in former war-torn states in West Africa, children are introduced to education in an informal environment, before joining mainstream schools.  
The event was organised by Plan's partner, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE).

Plan Liberia was represented by Country Director Augustine Allieu, Program Support Manager Sven Coppens, Learning Advisor Brima Kemoh and Media and Communications Officer Prince Collins.

Also present were pupils and community members and representatives from the ministries of Education, Gender and Development and Youth and Sports.

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