LEAP Innovative public-private partnership model to rebuild a national public school system

The government of Liberia initiated the Liberian Education Advancement Program (LEAP) in 2016 after years of civil conflict, which had shattered lives as well as 80% of the country’s school infrastructure, and the compounded crisis of the Ebola epidemic. LEAP is a public-private partnership that delivers 100% tuition-free primary education throughout Liberia, from early childhood education through grade 6. Non-state school partners build additional public school capacity by sharing know-how in the areas of school management, educational pedagogy and teaching excellence. 

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Our commitment

We invest in LEAP as part of LGT Venture Philanthropy’s education strategy to support solutions which provide high-quality primary education and, in turn, promote global learning and employability. We provide comprehensive support across three areas:

Business expertise

  • Leadership role to help transition the partnership to a more sustainable funding mechanism  

  • Development of professional marketing collateral e.g. fundraising pitches  

  • Global advocacy to promote LEAP as a successful model to improve quality of education in public education systems  


  • Support in improving stakeholder collaboration, program communications and fundraising 


  • Funding for core operations, including school operators to support program scale   

  • Funding management, oversight and aggregated reporting based on independent impact evaluation

In 2021

  • 71 840

    pupils enrolled in LEAP schools

  • 2 474

    teachers trained

  • 323

    LEAP schools

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