The curriculum was designed by Dr. Lydia Spinelli of Brick Church in collaboration with the teachers in Liberia.
The 140 lucky children who attend ADA
do not have to pay a penny for attendance, uniforms, or lunch.
In fact, it is the only school in Liberia that keeps the children until 4pm.
Most other school days are only 3 hours.
Many of the children are from families who are squatters, and all of the children are from very poor families who would not, otherwise, have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of reading, writing and arithmetic.
On March 15, 2013, Lydia
, myself, and two remarkable teachers from Brick Church
(Lucia and Jen), boarded a plane for Monrovia to bring our individual talents to the 6-month old school.