Education
 Liberia
Project #23072

Assist Vulnerable Girls in West Point Liberia

by West Point Women for Health and Development Org.
Vetted

Summary

The West Point Women works in Monrovia's largest slum, West Point. It has a population estimated to about 60,000 or more inhabitants. WPW is carrying out; Advocacy, building peace, health hygiene water & sanitation as well helping to empower women and girls through literacy, skills & saving schemes that enable women become productive. WPW seeks to help 20 vulnerable girls in West Point enter academy school in order to prevent them becoming child prostitutes if they continue staying at home.
$6,480.00
total goal
$6,371.00
remaining
6
donors
0
monthly donors
11
months active

Challenge

West Point is the largest slum in Monrovia, faced with the challenge of gender based violence, poverty, inadequate access to safe drinking water & sanitation. A population of over 60,000 people living in close shelter conditions of mostly zinc houses near the Mesurado River, this huge number of population, women and children are the most vulnerable that poses problem for the community. Poverty rate is about 94% and illiteracy is as high as 85%, leading to increase in domestic & sexual violence.

Solution

The project will help stop teenage pregnancy, prostitution and violence against girls in West Point through educational means; the project will also help to eliminate illiteracy and poverty among the girls in the community of West Point, allowing them the knowledge to make sound decision for the future.

Long-Term Impact

The effect this project will have on the community; Reduction in teenage pregnancy, prostitution and violence against the girls' children who were left at home. Increased literacy and reduction in poverty through the educational knowledge gained. More than 100 family members in West Point will benefit from this project when the girls are given the needed academic skills.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Organization Information

West Point Women for Health and Development Org.

Location: Monrovia, none - Liberia
Project Leader:
Nelly Cooper
Monrovia, none Liberia

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