Smile Liberia International, Inc.
3315 Hendricks Chapel Ln.
Bridge ID: 3168208013
Swetha Gupta, Godfrey Mills
William Ward, Patrice Williams, Marwin Gbenyon, Patricia Morgan, Linda Stucchi
Smile Liberia works for social justice by bringing quality education to underprivileged children, including orphans and former child soldiers, in Liberia.
The School Adoption Project:The School Adoption Project is Smile Liberia's primary means of implementing its mission in Liberia. The project was launched in 2010 and is based on research conducted on the educational sector in Liberia and our own ongoing research into the needs of individual schools in meeting standard academic statuses. Funding in the amount of approximately $300,000.00 is needed for the total implementation of the project to cover staff and infrastructure development, direct student spending and basic community engagement.
After careful research and assessment, Children Hope Community School, an elementary school with about 100 children between the ages of 5-15; located in West Point, one of the world's worst slums, was adopted to pilot the school adoption project. Smile Liberia will work with the community and the school's authorities over the next 5 years to transform Children Hope into a modernized primary school and provide learning opportunities for more children in that community.