(SLAB) Sexy-Like-A-Book is a Martha Juah Educational Foundation initiative, designed to inspire young women and girls (ages 12-21) to improve their perspective on reading, literacy, and education. With 61 million girls out of school globally, the need to create educational programs, opportunities, and spaces that engage and support girls along their educational journey is more critical now than ever. SLAB helps in combating the high rate of illiteracy in Liberia, by cultivating a culture of reading that transcends the classrooms, and motivates girls to be intelligent, poised, creative and assertive visionaries, who contribute to their communities and the world.
Ongoing projects include;
Annual SLAB Poetry Competition for Liberian Girls,
SLAB Anthology Publication, Enchanting Voices
Books, Cupcakes & Conversations,
SLAB Mentorship Meet-Ups and
SLAB Young Writers’ Workshop
We encourage you to join us to inspire them to dream big and strive to achieve the unimaginable, in spite of societal and cultural limitations. 100% of the proceeds from their book (Enchanting Voices) will go towards scaling up efforts and providing scholarships and educational resources to Liberian girls, particularly those in rural communities.
SLAB Anthology Publication
Enchanting Voices is an anthology of poems written by the winners and finalists of the 1st Annual Sexy Like A Book Poetry Competition for Liberian Girls. Enchanting Voices echoes stories of a Liberia that could be but struggles in the now. It echoes stories of hope and dreams; of courage and resilience; of possibilities and a future waiting to bloom. This collection is a poetic celebration of youth, innocence, joy, and emergence from a place of despair to one of progress and fulfilled dreams, if Liberians stay on the path of development, change their mindsets, and value Liberia for the true treasure that she is.
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