Vision Awake Africa for Development

VAAFD was founded by Liberian refugees in Ghana with a purpose of bettering the lives of Liberians in both Ghana and Liberia, irrespective of race, sex and religious affiliations. VAAFD's programmes are centered on EDUCATION as the cornerstone to the empowerment of their community. The main aim is to build a school and self-sustaining environment for 850 unaccompanied minors in the town of Suakoko, Liberia.
Jul 7, 2015

Ebola delay our textbook project

The Ebola epidemic has affected Liberia greatly especially the educational sector that which is the future of the nation. It's has really been a tough and difficult is for school children. It has been desire to purchase text book for each every child in our institution but we have been unable to raise the needed to do so. The step we wanted to go since we can’t get the targeted amount to buy textbooks that the students, teachers, could share but again, due to the Ebola epidemic students are not allow to share since that is one possible way of sharing the virus.
The ministry of Education and the Ministry have warned that there should be no closeness between students and if any student seem not to be well should be kept in a special that have already been prepared the school to be observed by the a professional nurse and if the situation cannot improve, than the health team can be contacted to take the child further checkup. Life has really become very difficult for all Liberia and we have limited resources to be able to help all of our students, staff and their families at the Carolyn A Miller high school. The Ebola health crisis closed all educational institutions and has halted Liberia’s development in generally. VAAFD team remains focus and with all efforts to make education available to all kids that are in desperate condition and we continue to work around the clock using the little resources we have as well as networking to support communities affected by this epidemic.

The school restarted in March but there due to the Ebola many families were not willing to send their children to school with the fear of the virus. Liberians are no longer willing to witness this terrible thing that has happened to this country. We want to be thankful to all of our donors; friends and supporters that have stood by us in this crisis and at the same time continue donate to the textbook project around the globe, we have raised $2,359.00 towards this project and since this amount cannot get the number of textbooks we need to serve all of our students at CAMHS, teachers copies will be purchased by September since the ministry of Education has planned for school to be closed by July 30, 2015. If we are able to raise the needed money then; we will be able to purchase textbook for all of our students this will help to raise the standard of academic achievement in our school and in Liberia as well.


We want to remain thankful to our all of you friends, donors and supporters who have engaged with this project and donated funds. Every dollar / pound really makes a difference in the life of a child.

We hope that by September in our report textbooks will provided to the school beneficiaries including teachers as well, Until then, we at VAAFD say that we appreciate you.

May 13, 2015

We provide our students with educational materials

The students of the Carolyn A. Miller School have been supplied educational materials which include uniforms, notebooks and etc. The notebooks were designed with the student’s picture at the front. The Ebola epidemic affected a lot of homes, communities, families and the entire nation. Developing a notebook with the kids picture at the front is to create a kind of feeling or a picture in them that will make them have deep love and desire for education and also erase that picture of the Ebola epidemic. The kids were really affected during the present of Ebola in Liberia. Students in Liberia sat home for over six months without education, association or any form of learning. We are happy that Liberia is now Ebola free but we and the students remain careful and still following of the instruction given by the Ministry of Education and Health Ministry that have to do with the preventive methods.

The kids are happy to be supplied with the necessary educational materials; it has been a very difficult time for their parents and families to provide educational materials toward their education. After the Ebola life has become very hard and difficult for almost everyone in the country but we are proud that we have globalgiving and all of those who continue to support and donate to this project that is helping the less fortunate kids in Liberia. The school has a very limited resource but we continue to provide free and quality education to all less fortunate kids that walk to our school gate. We continue to be faced challenges operating this institution especially when it comes to the building we are using for the school. The building condition is bad we always tried to renovate but have inadequate resources to do so and we feel that it will good if we can able to construct our own school and move out. But again, we continue to be faced with numerous challenges that is , we do not have the resources to do that right now. The land that was purchased by one of our donors remains setting. We will appreciate if our donors and supporters can please start to look into that direction we start small and can finally complete it. There is really a need for us to work together and start the construction and be able to move to our own site.

Let me use this opportunity to thank all of our donors and supports for the excellent job well done, love, and support they continue to give these kids. We want to say thank you very much and we appreciate your support and we want to encourage you to continue to support us. Please feel free to contact us if you have any question and we will be happy to give you and feedback. Please we want you to know that without your support we cannot run a free school.

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May 7, 2015

Ebola must leave now

Liberia is making a great progress in the fight of the Ebola epidemic and we can assure that right now there is no Ebola case in the ETU in Liberia. We want to thank all of our donors and supporters for their love and donations made to our project. Our victory did not come by our strength but it took men and women across all nations to make us to be victorious. Our partners and supporters from America, Europe and the rest of the world stood with us in this fight. Some of them got infected and were quarantine and got totally separated from their family just to help our country get free from the Ebola epidemic. Thousands in the world that could not get to the battle field provided our soldiers on the frontline with their resources. VAAFD was fighting at three frontlines in Paynesville which included Soul Clinic that had over 13 blocks or communities, Police Academy community and Pipeline community which is one of the largest communities in Paynesville area. Soul Clinic was one the hot zone during the Ebola epidemic in Liberia but our soldiers fought to get situation under control.

Our team remains focus and committed to the fight of Ebola in Liberia. The mayor of Paynesville gave a concerned in March about NGOs now turning to their main works and no longer interested in the fight of Ebola she therefore invited our organization to help research all school in the Paynesville belt that did receive Ebola preventive kits to be able to report that to her office for help. She said that this is the time that we should be very careful and work higher with the schools kids and the community. She also said that we cannot celebrate that Liberia is Ebola free if Guinea and Sierra Leone still experiencing new case. Our team is also checking on varies school to see if the materials supplied by the United States government and ministry of Education have been properly. Our team also joined the ECAP project which ended at the beginning of April 2015 to combat the invisible enemy Ebola, and we think we have finally defeated Ebola.

Most of our work is now focusing on providing education to Ebola orphans and hoping to be able also provide some micro finance support to survivors in the form of  Ebola recovery care. We are still hoping on you to continue to support us as we continue to provide basic services to those of our brothers and sisters who have been affected by this epidemic.

We appreciate your support and we want to you to feel free to contact us at any time to know how are using your resources you continue to donate to our organization.

We are also proud of Globalgiving for all of the supports they continue to give our project especially in this time of the Ebola crisis in our country. Please feel free to contact us if you have any question

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