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.
Mar 27, 2017

Education is life

VAAFD remains committed to the textbook project, this has really been a long joining to achieve but gradually we are getting there. At times it looks like  a very long road and challenging situation to come over but with the commitment  from our team and supporters, we are sure that we will be able to get every class from K1 - 12th Grade at the Carolyn A Miller School the required books for their learning. We have been able to get most sets of the curriculum books. But donations has been so slow and difficult to achieve this project and we will even appreciate if someone can even do a collection of books outside Liberia that can be used by our students as well.
The kids in Liberia are really struggling to get book for their lesson and we hope that this project help the kids at the Carolyn A. Miller School.
 Books are important resources for education that ‘s the reason VAAFD have made these resources a priority and have set up this  project.  

Many thanks to our partners, donors and supports we are appreciate every little donation you made to help save the future of the children of  Liberia and world. 

It's the VAAFD mission and vision to get ALL Liberians receiving quality, education and access to the best resources that will help to develop their mind. With the support and help of our donors, this mission has to be achieved.

Mar 27, 2017

The story of Marthaline

Marthaline is 7 years old; she joined our school in 2015, in the Nursery. She is now in the K-I and she always has the highest mark in her class.  Marthaline lives with her grandmother Mary in the Omega area community where the United States Government had her Omega Navigation Station Tower for many years that is about 15 minutes drive from the Carolyn A. Miller School. Her mother is a farmer who lives in Tappita Nimba Country, Northern Liberia.

Marthaline is a very smart kind and desire education the most, before the end of the school year 2016 one of our Board members Francis visited the school and he brought gifts for students who were doing well the in their lessons as mean of motivation, after the distribution, Marthaline walked to him and said  “I want you support me”.  After their conversation, Francis called me to know who the child was and I never had full details on her but I got to her teacher and helped me to learn more about marthaline. I asked Marthaline what you want Francis to support you for? She said “I want to be educated; my mother did not go to school and I see our president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is strong because she is educated” that was really amazing for me to hear such a young child mentioned their desire for education and not candy.  Our registrar visited Marthaline’s house where she met the grandmother and her cousins that also live with the grandmother. The grandmother said that marthaline has lived with her since she was three years of age and she has seen her mother only once in her life time since she lived very far from where Marthaline lives.  We want to thank Francis for pledging his support for this child education and also we to want use this opportunity to thank the Globalgiving team and all of our supporters and donors for their numerous supports they continue to give the children of Liberia and the world. We may like to talk about other reports but the details with come in our next report. Our 9th and 12th grades will be sitting for the West Africa Examination in May 2017, thank you so much for being there for them.

We are proud of you, you are making a difference.

Feb 17, 2017

Challenges facing the Ebola orphans we work with

On 4 JANUARY 2016, WHO finally declared the end of the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Liberia and says all known chains of transmission have been stopped in West Africa. There are many who showed kindness and love to the people of Liberia and especially the Ebola orphans that were left behind. We to want appreciate all those who were touched to give their support to the kids we work with. Since the end of the epidemic many people who were giving their support cut them off and today most of the kids are in desperate need. I arrived in Bong County on February 13, 2017 at the precise hour of 9:45 am and I first make a stop on the Phebe Lutheran community high school campus where we have most of the ebola orphans to make their final payment for the year and also pay for Daniel West African Examination fees since it is due. When I got on the campus students have gone for vacation and only school administrators were in their offices.

I met with the business manager to collect our students’ final bill for the year that which was given to me and I quickly called Daniel and Princess to come to me since they are closer to the area and they did. But when they arrived,  I realized that Princess was pregnant and this came as a shut to me and I said to her Princess what am I seeing their? She said to me, I’m sorry and I know that you and others are helping to provide for our tuitions but on the other hand we need to survive, life has become very challenging for us since our family died and she continue, we got all the support from you that which help us but now only education you are able to take care of and base on this I have to sleep with someone who I felt that could be able to help me and my siblings and trying to do that this the result I go but the good news is that I am still in school. I have actually transferred to the extension which is the night school I promise that I will end the school year.

I actually went out of word and felt terrible the question I kept asking myself is that how a 17 years old child gets pregnant now who will take care of baby for her to be able to continue her education. All that she said challenged me and the fact is that we have not had donations coming in as recent therefore we have just been able managed to meet up with their education needs. Daniel said that he was happy that he is finally getting out of high school and he wish to go to college but if he can’t get any support to enroll at college, he will find something to do with his high school education.

  Many thanks to all of those who have supported this project and we ask that please continue your support to help these kids achieve their educational goal they do not have any more parent but they look at you and I as their only hope in life we turn our back on them, life may get terrible for them.

Thank you again and we appreciate your love and cares as you continue to make the difference in the lives of these vulnerable kids

 
   

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