We believe that the best place for children is in the classroom, that education is the key to a better life for everyone, and that it is critical in developing nations like Liberia. To this end, Firestone Natural Rubber Company has its own school system and is constantly evaluating the education needs of the children in our schools.
Currently there are over 16,000 children of Firestone teammates enrolled in the Firestone school system which runs from Kindergarten to High School. All these children attend school at no cost. The school system employs over 450 teachers and provides facilities such as libraries, science labs and computer labs. The school system has produced leaders in both the public and private sectors in Liberia and abroad. The school system is rated as one of the best in Liberia and boasts several #1 rankings in Liberia and in the independent West African Examinations (WAEC).
Firestone Natural Rubber Company graduates have gone on to work at the Firestone farm, teach in Firestone schools and serve in local government.