Developing People: the Legacy of AECOM in Africa
»» The civil war in Liberia destroyed infrastructure, schools and hospitals, and arrested social development. The current development strategy of Liberia is now the agenda for transformation. The main challenge to education is accessibility, which requires additional schools, rehabilitation of schools that were destroyed and the provision of properly trained teachers. “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME” visits Liberia, where AECOM is focused on the country’s education infrastructure and is working together with the Government, the World Bank and NGO Plan International to build 67 schools by 2015, and concurrently develop sustainable local capacity in the process.