The Accountability Lab has yet again teamed up with the LiVArts academy and its young students in preparing them to be accountable, law abiding citizens.
““Being accountable means somebody who understands their rights, and fulfills their responsibilities,” says founder and director of the Accountability Lab Liberia, Blair Glencorse. “It begins with personal responsibility as it’s not good enough to point fingers at other people and say that they are corrupt or they are not accountable. I think we all have to begin with our own behaviors and that’s what we are trying to help young people here understand and think about so that collectively, as the future leaders of this country, they can make it everything it should be.”
In previous months, the two (LiVArts and Accountability Lab) have been working closely together to foresee how children in Liberia understand what it means to be “accountable”.
During the first Accountability Art drawing contest initiative to help the 10-15 students understand, each student was asked to present his/her own drawing of problems that they see and can relate too.
Three lucky winners, Austin Mah (1st place), Tracy Lumeh (2nd place) and Jeremiah Kerkula (3rd place) drew everything from poor sanitation, teachers demanding money for grades and problems relative to what these children see every day.
Meanwhile, a second round of the accountability art class has successfully highlighted four new winners; a positive sign that these children understand what it means to be responsible for ones actions.
Theophilus C. Bowah, Leona D. Zolue, Emmanuel F.
Yekeh Jr and E. Varney Kamara) were the winners of the awards given following the class. Another class is scheduled to take place on May 17.