STUDENT PROTECTION AGENCY                                                                                                                                       
              INTER-SECURITY

Sector Clearance By: MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

PREAMBLE

The Student Protection Agency of Liberia as an inter-security civil society organization aimed at buttressing government efforts as a liberator for students / youths across the country with concern about their well-being, health, security and education; ;

WHEREAS, the Student Protection Agency of Liberia will address the reenrollment of the huge number of students / youths drop-out resulting from educational malpractices;

WHEREAS, the Student Protection Agency of Liberia shall eradicate students / youths gang and social activities such as gambling, alcohol and drug abuse;  

WHEREAS, the Student Protection Agency of Liberia shall formulate an Inspectorate team which will visit learning institutions for a genuine solution in preventing infections and diseases from deplorable school lavatory, cafeteria and unhealthy schools environment;

WHEREAS, the Student Protection Agency of Liberia shall work towards eliminating corruption with regards to fraudulent and unnecessary school activities fees to enrich teachers and school authorities;

WHEREAS, the Student Protection Agency of Liberia shall recognize students / youths as the primary reason for which it’s existing. students / youths from diverse social, educational, cultural, and other backgrounds shall be welcomed to its services through which their individual needs and interests to be addressed for the promotion of education and to launch inquiry into complaints emulating from students / youths with and without disabilities, particularly where their rights and wellbeing have been infringed upon;

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The SPA LIBERIA will also be involved in the following thematic areas of intervention:

Promoting Community & school-based welfare and health care initiatives;                                         

Monitoring and evaluating actions aimed at eliminating gender-based violence in student affairs;

Conduct Inspection to ensure the eradication of educational crimes, violations and illegal drugs in learning institutions;    

It is against these backgrounds and among other factors affecting students / youths which inspired the formation of the corporation in 2016, inaugurated in 2017 and officially registered in 2018. SPA LIBERIA offices within the fifteen counties of the Republic of Liberia are to benefit every students / youths without discrimination based on religion, gender, race, color, physical, cultural, or linguistic characteristics, such as accent or dress associated with a particular religion, ethnicity, or country of origin. 

MISSION: Working collectively for the eradication of illiteracy, student protection, wellbeing, gender equality among others will be the focus for national development.

MISSION STATEMENT

To contribute to the eradication of illiteracy through a strategic framework based on the education laws and principles, to help build a better system where students / youths are self-fulfilled as individual and acquire knowledge under a healthy, secure and conducive atmosphere.

VISION:  Farsightedness for an impeccable nation; where Women, Men, Boys and Girls will be educated, healthy, protected and lives a balanced life.

VISION STATEMENT

To see a Liberia where students / youths live in safety and security with equal opportunities to realize their dreams and aspirations; and be success focused and morally upright to exploit their maximum potential in society.

MOTTO: Today’s Education for Tomorrow Leaders

SLOGAN:   Preserve Justice and Respect for All Students

Members of SPA LIBERIA shall voluntarily participate in activities of the organization without expecting any individual gains or rewards.

SPA LIBERIA shall adhere to the respect of the values of all its stakeholders whose participation in its decision making processes is vitally important.

SPA LIBERIA shall in all of our endeavors practice openness and remains accountable through full accurate reports, timely feedback and be transparent in its operation and in doing so shall demonstrate that our services meet the needs of all students / youths in an efficient manner and encourages open access to information, participation, and decision-making, which ultimately creates a higher level of trust amongst stakeholders.

To ensure that donors and prospective donors have full confidence in SPA LIBERIA by using donations effectively and for the intended purpose as followed:  

Provide appropriate acknowledgement and recognition;

Respond promptly and accurately to donor questions;

Provide access to the organization’s financial statements upon request and publish annual reports;

Assure that all contributions, gifts, favors, fees or honoraria are used for the purpose for which they are given;

Every staff member is treated with the utmost respect and integrity. We as an organization embrace and value diversity and do not tolerate discrimination or harassment in any form. We will always strive to meet the highest standard of performance, quality, and service as we work to achieve our mission.

NOTE: It has been ignored, that high tuition fees restrict access to education and decline efforts for the ever-growing student population.

In support of the 1986 Constitution chapter II general principles of national policy regarding the Principles on Equality in Educational Opportunities:

Article 6

The Republic shall, because of the vital role assigned to the individual citizen under this Constitution for the social, economic and political well-being of Liberia, provide equal access to educational opportunities and facilities for all citizens to the extent of available resources. Emphasis shall be placed on the mass education of the Liberian people and the elimination of illiteracy.

In conclusion, for the education of our children, "SPA LIBERIA" shall strive to buttress government efforts in upholding the learning process for the eradication of illiteracy.