African Girls Leadership Initiative

by Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa
Graduates Patience (R) & Nowoe (L) w/Program Staff
Graduates Patience (R) & Nowoe (L) w/Program Staff

Introduction

We are so excited to present our last quarter successes in 2015. During this quarter, three beneficiaries of the African Girls Leadership Initiative (AGLI) graduated with their Bachelor degrees in Biology (2 scholars) and Public Administration (1 Scholar). In addition, the Foundation held her last “Breakfast Walk and Talk” session, bringing together women from different works of life.  We were also able to host our Segal Ambassador for Family Planning workshop with students and beneficiaries from all of our local universities and two of our high schools in Liberia. After nearly four years of being in existence, we successfully conducted our first parental engagement meeting with parents and guardians of our many beneficiaries. Finally, our international students returned home for a visit and to also give back to the community.

Our Success, Our Pride

The last quarter of 2015 was really the time to celebrate the AGLI. This quarter saw three of our local students obtained Bachelors in different fields. Patience and Nowoe graduated from Mother Patern College of Health Sciences with Bachelors in Biology; while Carenether completed the United Methodist University earning her Bachelor in Public Administration. Carenether and Patience were part of the first group of beneficiaries recruited from Grand Bassa County; they were moved to Monrovia to attend the universities of their interests. Nowoe was transferred from our one time assistance grant program (Our Children’s Fund) after one year because she still couldn’t afford the tuition to complete her last year Bachelor program. GPFA provides educational, financial, social and relevant opportunities to especially, vulnerable and less fortunate women and girls across Liberia; therefore, Nuwoe’s situation met the criteria for her acceptance into our AGLI program. 

Presently, Nowoe and Patience are preparing to attend Medical school; GPFA will continue to support them to achieving their goals. These many achievements inspire us to celebrate our girls.

 

First Parental Engagement Meeting

GPFA held its 1st Parental engagement meeting after months of coordination between parents, scholars and staff alike to ensure the meeting took place. The meeting brought together 25 parents and guardians from both urban and rural Liberia. The meeting was held on December 3, 2015 at GPFA head office in Congo Town, Montserrado County.

 The meeting served as one of the means of directly engaging parents to discuss some of the challenges AGLI’s beneficiaries are faced with. Additionally, the meeting created a space for parents to understand the importance of AGLI. It is equally an opportunity for GPFA to work with parents/ guardians  in allowing her vision to be brought to light  while  also serving as an opportunity for GPFA to understand some of the  methods and formulate parents are using in helping us reach our scholarship goals. It is also one of the means to formulate new ideas for development and progress for AGLI. The meeting is a platform for GPFA to directly understand some of the difficulties faced by parents.  The Parents expressed heartfelt gratitude to GPFA and explained how the scholarship program has brought relief to the entire family, especially where some of them are unemployed and/or are low income earners.

Break Fast walk and talk

On October 31, 2015, GPFA held its regular and final Breakfast Walk and Talk (BWT) under the theme, “Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Based-Violence against Women and - Honoring the Girl Child.” This event brought together fifty (50) women and men from different parts of Monrovia. Due to the huge awareness about gender issues especially in Liberia, we at GPFA believe the fight against gender-based violence could be done if strong solidarity is built among women.

 

Our 2nd Annual SEGAL AMBASSADORS FOR FAMILY PLANNING TRAINING WORK SHOP

GPFA held its 2nd Annual SEGAL Ambassadors Family Planning Training Workshop at the Golden Gate Hotel in Montserrado County on October 10, 2015. This year’s SEGAL Family Planning Ambassadors training brought together 19 AGLI beneficiaries from the African Methodist Zion University, African Methodist Episcopal University, Smyth College of Nursing, United Methodist University, University of Liberia, Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, Cuttington University, Starz College of Technology, and Nathan E. Gibson High School. Facilitators for this year’s SEGAL workshop were drawn from Liberian Girls Guard Association, Medica Mondiale, Planned Parenthood Association, and Community Health Initiate. This training provides education and tools to our beneficiaries to planning a health family and living a healthy life.

 

GPFA INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS BACK FOR A VISIT

Our international students (Georgia and Yvonne) pursue graduate and undergraduate studies in the United States of America returned home for visit. Whist in Liberia, Georgia, our graduate student of the University of Arkansas - Clinton School of Public Service (Arkansas, USA) will be conducting an impact assessment with beneficiaries of the AGLI. This impact assessment will be the first since the assistance of GPFA AGLI. Yvonne, our undergraduate student at Cedar Crest College in the USA has returned to renew her I-20 Visa. Both Students will be volunteering with the Foundation until their time of return.

 

APPRECIATION

As we end this successful 2015 annual year, we extend our warm gratitude to all you many good and caring donors who have seen the need to brighten our future. You have helped us to make our dreams real and have given our beneficiaries and their communities reasons to celebrate. We wouldn’t have been successful without your many contributions.  The very growth and development of our beneficiaries depend on you.  Through your donations, you have helped change the lives of many women and young people. Thanks for a year full of hopes and successes for our program, we look forward to even more collaborations in 2016.

 

Our Graduate Carenether
Our Graduate Carenether
Segal Family Planning Ambassadors Training
Segal Family Planning Ambassadors Training
GPFA Parental Engagement Meeting Group Photo
GPFA Parental Engagement Meeting Group Photo
International Scholars Georgia (R) & Yvonne (L)
International Scholars Georgia (R) & Yvonne (L)
PTFP Youth Camp Participants @the Liberian Senate
PTFP Youth Camp Participants @the Liberian Senate

ACHIEVEMENTS!

Summer has come and gone and we are again rendered proud as we celebrate the successes of our Scholars benefitting from our African Girls Leadership Initiative (AGLI).  This is because, several of our students are expected to complete High School and attain undergraduate degrees in different field of studies. We have new students recruited into  AGLI, while six of our beneficiaries are serving as interns with us. GPFA also carried out programs under our Leadership track this summer, such as our Peace Through Fair Play Youth Camp, which was conducted in three counties.  We are now in preparation mode for our last quarter of the year, starting with the hosting of our 2nd Annual Ambassadors for Family Planning Training Workshop the second week of October, in Monrovia.

 

Our Beneficiaries are Graduating

We are so very excited to share that the month if September saw us graduate one of our first rural recruited beneficiaries. Wanita came to us in very low spirits feeling like her world had come to an end with no hope of ever being able to become someone who could be educated and gainfully employed.  On September 26th, we saw her proudly march up to the podium of the Cuttington University in Suakoko, Bong County, to receive her Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. Considering the main goals of the AGLI which is to provide educational, financial, social and relevant opportunities to underprivileged females, especially, vulnerable women and girls across Liberia, Wanita’s success has brought us much happiness as she leaves University and breaks history in her family – being the first of her generation to attain such educational status. Additionally, four of our beneficiaries are expected to leave University this year: Patience and Nuwoe will both be acquiring individual Bachelor degrees in Biology in November, from the Mother Patern College of Health Sciences, Carenether leaves the United Methodist University in December with a Bachelor in Public Administration, while Becky will be leaving the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University with a Bachelor in Accounting. The accomplishments of each of these students are no small feats and means a lot for us at GPFA, for their families, and most importantly for themselves. This is because, they are now empowered to continue on the pathway of being inspired to do great things in life.

 

Meet our Newly Recruited Students

 In achieving the goals and mission of GPFA which is to empower disadvantaged and less fortunate women, girls and youths, every year GPFA recruits new beneficiaries into its AGLI program with approved funding allowance. This year, GPFA recruited seven new beneficiaries.  Promise, Benson, Ruth and Emmanuel who have been enrolled at the Konola SDA Mission School in Margibi County; Faith and Sandra are enrolled in the United Methodist University in Monrovia, and Jenneh is now joining other GPFA beneficiaries at the Cuttington University in Bong County. The four Konola SDA Mission students are orphans whose parents died during the deadly Ebola Virus Disease outbreak in Liberia.

Master Students: Ireland and Arkansas

Tennen, the lucky young woman who was vetted, shortlisted and won the Leymah Gbowee Scholarship at the prestigious Dublin City University, finally left for Ireland for her one year graduate study in International Security and Conflict Resolution at DCU. She came first out of a line-up of nine applicants in a rigorous, 3-tiered competitive selection process in June 2015. Tennen is excited to be at school and starting a new journey that will get her closer to her dream of becoming an expert in her career field.  We now move away from continental Europe into the great land of the US, where our Master’s program senior Georgia has returned to the Clinton School of Public Service after a very busy summer internship served in Liberia. Georgia who will be graduating in the summer of 2016 spent her time working with us and the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Liberia. She carried out an Impact Survey for MOYS and served as GPFA’s Camp Coordinator for this year’s PTFP Youth Camp. She did a wonderful job.  To see her bloom and appreciate her education and the doors being opened to her, personifies the reason why we invest in scholars such as herself.

 

GPFA Beneficiaries on Internship at the Foundation’s Head Office

Over the years, we've realized that to grow the mind of our scholars, we need them to be able to practicalize the theories that they are learning in the classroom. As such, we have opened up spaces at the Foundation to accommodate six of our beneficiaries to intern with us at our Headquarters.  Stiffinnie and Ma- Hawa of the University of Liberia – who are supporting the Finance and Administrative Departments individually; Becky of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University who’s supporting the Finance Department, and Prince and Helen of the Cuttington University who are supporting Programs and Admin Departments.  These Student-Interns are giving back to the community through a Semester-long GPFA internship program – one that is normally carried out over the summer months only. . Every year, GPFA ensures that all of its beneficiaries serve as interns with various partners, but this year, we decided to extend the opportunity as we feel that by doing this, GPFA gives these students access to practical working experiences.

 

GPFA Hosts its’ 4th Annual Gathering of the Scholars

On July 8, 2015 we held our 4th Annual Scholars Gathering at Terra Cotta Restaurant in Congo Town, Montserrado County. This year’s Annual Gathering brought together 23 of our scholars from various Universities, Colleges and High schools in Montserrado, Bong and Nimba Counties under the African Girls Leadership Initiative (AGLI). We also had our international scholar from the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Policy in-country and she also attended the gathering.  The Annual Gathering is one of the ways in which we allow our AGLI beneficiaries to understand the importance of that particular Initiative. It is also an opportunity for them to interact with each other and most importantly, with our President and Founder, Nobel Laureate Leymah R. Gbowee. The gathering also serves as an opportunity for GPFA to formulate new ideas for development and progress for our flagstaff program, while providing a platform for us to directly understand some of the difficulties faced by our scholars during the period of studies.

 

Our 2nd Annual PEACE THROUGH FAIR PLAY (PTFP) Youth Camp

We hosted our 2nd Annual Peace Through Fair Play (PTFP) Youth Camp and it brought together 37 boys and girls between the ages of 10 to 16 years from diverse background.  It was conducted in Montserrado, Bomi and Margibi Counties over a period of four days.  The premise of the camp is to give opportunity to young people to understand the Liberian Civil Conflict and, to discuss Peacemaking in the context of said conflict. This year’s Youth Camp provided a sensitization framework to increase awareness among camp participants on their roles and responsibilities in promoting respect for person, and law and order as a basis for responsible citizenship and peaceful social interactions. The camps agenda included a career day, learning about peacemaking from real-life activists, a Farm excursion to learn about farming, our culture and traditional values and a visit to the three branches of Government.  The children met with Representatives and Senators of the Liberian Legislature, the Chief Justice and his Associate Justices of the Liberian Judiciary and were able to see the Vice–President interact with visitors in the Rotunda of the Capitol Building.  As always, Madam Gbowee herself served as Camp Director with ensured the Camp’s objective of promoting respect, integrity and accountability as a basis for fostering peace among youths in Liberia.

 

APPRECIATION

As we move into the last quarter of the year, we just want to extend heartfelt appreciations on behalf of ourselves and our beneficiaries, to all of YOU - our considerate donors and partners in progress. Our success depends on your many contributions to the work that we do here at GPFA.  Through your donations, you have helped change the lives of many a disadvantaged and less fortunate person, via the programs we run, supported by your benevolence. Please feel free to definitely share with us your thoughts and ideas on ways you feel we can enhance our work to further benefit those in need. We look forward to a continued partnership as we all strive to do what our motto states: Empower to Inspire!

PTFP Youth Camp Prepping!With Leymah & Nurse Naomi
PTFP Youth Camp Prepping!With Leymah & Nurse Naomi
Boarding Scholars get taken to Campus
Boarding Scholars get taken to Campus
Career Day + Camp Finale at the Monrovia City Hall
Career Day + Camp Finale at the Monrovia City Hall
GPFA Interns Becky,Helen,Prince,MaHawa & Stiffinie
GPFA Interns Becky,Helen,Prince,MaHawa & Stiffinie
Graduate Wanita & our prospective 2015 Graduates
Graduate Wanita & our prospective 2015 Graduates
Tannen
Tannen's Interview for DCU's Master Degree Program

PRÉCIS

And...we're back! Liberia is back on its feet after experiencing one year of the outbreak of the deadly EBOLA Virus Disease (EVD). Life is returning to normality with students hastening to recover from the major setbacks in school activities. In mid-2014, fear and trauma took over the lives of all in Liberia. Students could not go to school due to fear of group gathering, which was one of the easiest ways of contracting the EVD. Not only were schools shut down, but the entire educational system and process was grounded. Now that Liberia has been declared EBOLA-free, other ancillary school/extra-curricular activities are beginning to resume. Due to this progress, the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) has also recommenced its full assembly of educational programs – after engaging in EBOLA related interventions.

Since Liberia was declared EBOLA-free, GPFA has gotten involved in a host of activities geared towards de-traumatizing the students of the harrowing effects of the EVD. During this period, we brought together several of our beneficiaries under the African Girls Leadership Initiative (AGLI). The essence of the gathering was to formulate new ideas for development and progress for the post-EVD era. Our beneficiaries exchanged views on the kinds of school activities they would like to see in the post-EVD era. The girls also shared views of the challenges they faced during and after the outbreak of the EBOLA virus. Also, other issues affecting their growth and development were highlighted during the discussion.

GPFA RECRUITS NEW INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

GPFA’s flagstaff main focus is to empower women. In so doing, we also provide educational, financial, social and relevant opportunities to especially, vulnerable women and girls across Liberia.  We prepare women and girls for both local and international opportunities in different field of studies and careers. In April this year, the Dublin City University (DCU) in Dublin, Ireland, established a Master’s Scholarship opportunity in honor of Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, for a female student to enroll into either their Masters of Arts degree in International Security and Conflict Studies, or, in Development Studies.  Several motivated young Liberian female students applied to be considered for the scholarship.  After 3 competitive rounds of interviews that included a Skype interview process with DCU Officials, a successful candidate was finalized upon.  Tennen, the fortunate candidate holds a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communication from the African Methodist Episcopal University and dreams of working to enhance the state of women and war affected people in the world, especially considering her childhood life in a refugee camp. For Tennen this dream will soon become a reality having been given the opportunity to pursue a Masters in International Security and Conflict Studies at the DCU in Ireland.

INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT

Georgia, our international Master Program Scholar at the University of Arkansas - Clinton School of Public Service is back in Liberia to carry out an approved internship over the summer break. In so doing, Georgia is fulfilling the part of her responsibilities as a contracted GPFA beneficiary that speaks to giving back to the community through service. Also, during their scholarship period, beneficiaries are required to volunteer or intern with GPFA. Georgia, who is pursuing her Master in Public Service, is interning with GFA and the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MoYS), carrying out Programmatic Impact Assessment for both entities.

AGLI 2nd MALE STUDENT COMMENCES INTERNSHIP AT GPFA

Prince, GPFA’s second male student on the AGLI program commenced his first semester studying Accounting at the Cuttington University in Bong County. Prince spent his first semester break interning at our head office in Congo Town and proved very valuable to the Program Department.

PEACE THROUGH FAIR PLAY (PTFP)

GPFA is preparing to host its Peace through Fair Play (PTFP) Annual Youth camp, after one year of postponement due to the Ebola outbreak. PTFP is one of GPFA’s development programs which bring together young people between the ages of 10-16. These youths come from many diverse backgrounds. The goal of PTFP youth camp is to promote respect, integrity and accountability as basis for fostering peace among youth in Liberia. The 2015 youth camp is expected to bring together 40 young people for a four-day Day camp.

APPRECIATION

We are very grateful to all our many partners who continue to support us even during our difficult health crisis. Every support given makes a great difference in the life of our beneficiaries and your donations have contributed to getting us where we are as an organization today. Additional value and hopes have been given to the lives of our beneficiaries, all because of the benevolent donations through partners like you from our GlobalGiving family. Since the reopening of schools, the Foundation has placed a total of 30 students in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in and out of Monrovia. We would love to hear back from you as to your thoughts on the work we are doing and how best we can continue making impact in the life of our target demography. Thanks ever so much for believing is our mission.  

U of AR Masters Scholar Georgia Interning at GPFA
U of AR Masters Scholar Georgia Interning at GPFA
GPFA
GPFA's ED Post-Ebla brief with GPFA Beneficiaries
AGLI
AGLI's 2nd Male Beneficiary Prince interns at GPFA
Program Officer Johana & Boarding Student Musu
Program Officer Johana & Boarding Student Musu

EBOLA IN LIBERIA

Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) furiously threatened the very existence of Liberians. It crippled our already weakened health structures, policies, and practices. It claimed the lives of thousands of our mothers and children. And it took away our regular, every-day way of life – case in point is the one clear distinction we have as Liberians - hand-contact greetings. Over the past months, the virus curiously stigmatized the nature of our society; our way of life. Nevertheless, we have persevered and we continue to work with community based organizations to help eradicate the virus out of Liberia.

EDUCATION AFTER THE EVD FIGHT

On the last rung of this pyramid of suffering are our young girls and women. Schools were closed in the midst of the health crisis brought on by the EBOLA Virus Disease and their very survival was on the line. As health workers and the international community arrived with major support, local and rural communities were already at the mercy of the virus. Thanks to you our Globalgiving Partners, and other international, regional and national actors, including local and rural health care workers and women and young girls serving as community volunteers, we have turned a page on Ebola in Liberia.

The reduction of Ebola cases in Liberia has been followed by the reopening of schools.  This development, while worth celebrating, necessitates the need to continue to push the message of non-complacency about the virus, and fight post-Ebola struggles of ordinary families living in marginalized communities. Schools are now reopening across the country. The economic hardship created by the Ebola Virus further pushed poor families to reconsider education, NOT as a priority for their children -  the primary challenges being: the very high cost of living, tuition, transportation, school supplies and uniforms, etc. And this is a fair argument for an underpriveledged mother with three girls to feed and take care off. We say it is unfair to assume nothing can be done about this on the part of civil society and international partners, and, with your support, we continue to take action to help where we can.

1st POST-EBOLA BWT

GPFA conducted its first post-EBOLA ‘Breakfast Walk ‘N Talk’ (BWT) in commemoration of International Women’s Day on March 7th, 2015. BWTers donned special colors for the day as we fired up our very own Stop Rape Campaign in honor of Rape Victims.  Under the theme, ‘554 Cases! Enough! Stop It!’ the Foundation brought together human rights and civil society groups, women-led organizations, youth activists, lawyers, leaders in governmental circles, students, community-based organizations, and well-wishers.  The participants all agreed that it was past time to end the silence and help transform the culture of rape that has become prevalent in Liberia, especially looking at the 2014 statistics of 554 total number of Rape Cases in the country, with 428 being the total number in Montserrado County alone; Montserrado being where the capital sits – the political capital of Liberia’s National Government. The scarier statistic is that 512 of this total number, signifies Rape Crimes perpetrated against children 0-17 years old (http://allafrica.com/stories/201501231792.html).  BWTers came either in their BWT tees or came rocking these colors for the following reasons: Baby Pink & Baby Blue -  as a show of support for the countless, helpless little girls and little boys that have been abused; RED - for the real danger in Rape situations which at times ends in death; WHITE - to symbolize the hope we carry in our hearts that one day - AND ONE DAY SOON – we shall be able to say we made history and helped bring pervasive behaviors to the light and put perpetrators to shame! This was the first BWT ever since our last one in July of 2014, due to the overwhelming unsafety of the EVD crisis.  It was a success and our young scholars used this occasion to participate in issues affecting them as they prepared to return to the classrooms.

POST-EBOLA EDUCATION

Over the last two months, with support from you our donors, GPFA began footing the education needs of young girls across the country. Ebola is on the run and the need for education, especially for young girls in post-Ebola Liberia has never been more relevant. With the complete breakdown of most infrastructures, GPFA is very cncerned about being able to help get girs back in school and alleviate the additional stress from the shoulders of the families whose lives we will be able to touch.  The Foundation continues to offer holistic scholarships ithat cover tuition, uniform, transportation, and other school-related cost for high schoolers and university students.

APPRECIATION

All the wonderful progress and issues GPFA continue to champion on behalf of the girls, women and youths in local communities would not be possible without the generous support of our many sympathizers and donors like you all in our Globalgiving network. We want to express our heartfelt appreciation of your humanity that stretches across international borders. We say than you - for standing with us as we stand for girls’ rights to be educated, for community development, for social justice.


On behalf of our girls whom you continue to cater to and educate, girls whom you may never meet in person but still graciously owe their educational stability in a troubled society to you, we say thank you. We would also like to know what you think. Are there other prevalent issues that you would like to see us continue to address in post-Ebola Liberia? As a global civil society, we would welcome any suggestions you may have that could assist and protect, the needs of young girls and women.

Boarding Students Supplies Ready to be dropped off
Boarding Students Supplies Ready to be dropped off
Flomo Theater Performing at Stop Rape Campaign
Flomo Theater Performing at Stop Rape Campaign
Kemah, Musu & Helena -GPFA
Kemah, Musu & Helena -GPFA's Boarding Students
BWT Int
BWT Int'l Women's Day -"554 Cases!Enough!Stop IT!"
GPFA Scholar Yvonne at Cedar Crest College
GPFA Scholar Yvonne at Cedar Crest College

GPFA is excited about  being able to continue to make learning happen at all levels during even trying times.  The Gbowee Peace Foundation has been able to stay true to a mantra of educating wonderful girls and giving them the opportunity of a life time, with support from wonderful donors like you. To date, our international students have all fitted into life on campus at their various schools in the US. Yvonne’s happily making new friends at Cedar Crest College whilst working to acquire her first degree in Social Work; Delight’s getting into the work force at Eastern Mennonite University and Anita’s assimilating into college life at Barnard; Delight and Anita both are our grantees from Ghana.  Georgia, who’s enrolled at the Clinton School of Public Service, studying for her master’s - is making strides at the University of Arkansas. With your help, we were able to get these students ready to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities afforded them through these scholarships.

The rest of our AGLI grantees have been out of school due to the outbreak of the deadly EBOLA Virus Disease (EVD) that has killed so many people in Liberia since February 2014 to present. Being innovative, GPFA espoused the idea of getting our students safe, whilst getting them trained to take part in the Foundation’s Ebola Outreach Initiative.  With that in mind, a one day EBOLA Outreach Awareness training with 9 of our Scholarship recipients from different Universities. These scholars were trained via our partnership with the Ministry of Health and Social Work, by Registered Nurse Gloria Wayne – Davis.  At the end of the training, they were set to go out in their various communities, do awareness on how to prevent oneself from acquiring the EBOLA disease; they were also tasked with carrying out a survey of health facilities that are having medical supplies to protect themselves when attending to sick patients.  Our Grantees who got trained came from five of our partner Tertiary Institutions, namely Starz College of Technology, Tubman University, African Methodist Episcopal Zion University, Smythe Institute and e University of Liberia

Ebola Prevention Community Outreach by GPFA Scholarship Recipients

Through the support of you all our GlobalGiving donors, GPFA was able to provide small grants to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and Media Institutions in Local and Rural communities. Four of our scholarship recipients, Becky, Vaiba, Gwendolyn and Grace are actually the leaders of four of the CBOs and they have been very active in helping to kick EBOLA out of Liberia.  GPFA’s Scholars also did outreach with staff and they conducted a three days EBOLA Outreach Awareness with commercial drivers at public parking stations; they also assisted in educating Motorcyclists plying the targeted routes.  All of this community awareness work was done to help stop the spread of the EBOLA Virus in Liberia. The need for contact tracing, the promotion of the regular washing of hands; Our awareness team made sure to share the Ministry of Health’s preventive measures and to talk about the reintegration of EBOLA survivors in their respective communities.

As we await the re-opening of schools, our GPFA AGLI scholars are actively involved in educating their communities on ways to stop the prevention of the EVD, giving awareness about contact tracing, and striving to carry out validation in their communities.  The Foundation will continue to keep them engaged, innovatively making learning happen at all levels.  GPFA will keep our AGLI Scholarship recipients involved in this fight to eradicate this deadly disease, whilst ensuring that they are themselves following the preventative measures as announced by the World Health Organization, the Center for Disease Control and the Liberian Health Ministry, and keeping safe.  

GPFA Scholar Georgia at University of Arkansas
GPFA Scholar Georgia at University of Arkansas
GPFA Scholar Anita at Barnard College, NY
GPFA Scholar Anita at Barnard College, NY
GPFA Scholars EBOLA Awareness Outreach
GPFA Scholars EBOLA Awareness Outreach
Training GPFA Scholars on EBOLA Prevention
Training GPFA Scholars on EBOLA Prevention

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Organization Information

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa

Location: Monrovia, Montserrado - Liberia
Website: https:/​/​www.facebook.com/​GboweePeaceFoundationAfrica
Project Leader:
Williametta Saydee-Tarr
Executive Director
CongoTown, Montserrado Liberia