Educate Repatriated Refugee Children in Liberia

by Vision Awake Africa for Development


The first day of a new school year in Liberia 2012/2013 year, was an amazing day in the life of the Carolyn A. Miller students. 



For children everywhere, education is the opportunity to learn and grow, and it creates a path to realizing dreams. 

By supporting local students who never had the dream of going to school is like miracle in life of many kids in Liberia. With the support of Vision Awake Africa for Development and GlobalGiving are making education counts.




With the tireless effort of globalgiving and our donors we are able to have over 600 students benefiting from free and quality education.



Vision Awake Africa For Development aims to strengthen isolated communities and reducing poverty through education. Through the participation and involvement of community members - education and development officials, school leadership, parents, community leaders, elders, clan chiefs and others - VAAFD is helping build a strong civil society, with the health and well-being of children at the heart.


VAAFD aims are to provide quality education to all kids who need it to prepare them for tomorrow leadership. In so doing, it is addressing and improving the education need of the less fortunate kids to have greater access to education.

We are so grateful to Dione Miller the niece of MS. Carolyn A.  Miller who visited our school a year ago and was able to donated money to help purchased books for the kids.


Our special thanks to go to our donors who over the years have been committed to this project with their resources. Our special donor who has had the greatest commitment, she donated money to purchase the school land and she has also donated another amount to start the school construction project which is our most important need for now.


We are so proud of the globalgiving team for their commitment to this project and it is our hope that we all will continue to work together for the future of the needed children of Liberia and the rest of the world.


We are still paying $225.00 as rent for and this is getting very difficult for us and since there is always a need for a need for a renovation each year.

 Teachers’ salaries, student’s supplies and school supplies still remain a difficult situation for us. We will appreciate of our donors can make a minimum contribution toward our school construction will really be helpful.


We will also appreciate if donors can be able to be able to do a follow up on the fund they give us to know if their funds have been used for the purpose for which it has been donated for.





We have successfully ended the 2011/2012 academic school year and the next academic school starts August 22, 2012 this was released by the Ministry of Education. The last school year we had 52 students graduated. We sent 52 students for the West Africa Examination and 38 students made a successful past which represented 73% of the total population and this shows that the institution is making a head way. The past school year computer education was introduced to the kids and there were lot of progress made to improvement the school standard. The kids at the Carolyn A. Miller School also had the opportunity to interact with schools in the UK as Pen Pals. We are so grateful to all of our supporters, donors and friends who are making all of the sacrifices with their resources to support this project and playing a major role in the reconstruction of Liberia.  

Thank you every so much, this is a job well done and finally the school year has come to a closed. The 2011/2012 school year closed on 605 students and we couldn’t have done this by our own effort but your donations enhance this process. Thank so much for supporting the returnee refugee kids and the vulnerable kids of Liberia.

We also had the k-2 kids’ graduation and that was so wonderful and commendable that could encourage any child to run to the class. Thank you very much for bringing there for these kids if it has not been for you, there couldn’t has been a Carolyn A. Miller School to help these kids. Your kindness, love and support are creating a better future for the kids of Liberia. In this light, we want to say thank you and we appreciate all of the support. We will highly appreciate your suggestion and total involvement to this project since you are a major partner.

In remembrance of all the gifts we have received last academic school year, on behalf of our students, staff and the entire institution, we want to say thank you for your involvement by supporting this cause and this organization.  Thank you for investing in the future of needy and the vulnerable kids of Liberia and Africa. We also received wonderful gifts and donations from other friends and interested people like donations of cash toward purchasing of textbooks and we proud of them as well. In all, we want to say many thanks to the entire Globalgiving team for all their help and support they are giving us by advertising our project and organizing all of our donations.

These kids are enjoying free and quality education because of your tireless efforts. Without your support there can be no free school for the kids. We have set a goal to help support these kids in their struggle for their education and a brighter future and with all of the promises we have made, it is rested on your supports and donations. We therefore need your help! You are very special because you are making a difference. Without you, this project could not exist; therefore you are so exceptional to the future of these kids and to all of us. We are also asking each of you could if you could commit to recurring donation this 2012/2013 school year, which will be highly appreciated.

As much as the financial aspect of this project is very important to us; we also take into consideration your ideas, your participation as well as your total involvement. Please feel free to contact us with your ideas, questions and feel as major a player of this noble project so that you can know how your resources have really been managed. We also need you for decision making since you are a shareholder in this project. The survival of this project is 100% dependent on you. Without your donation we will have no means to run a free school for these kids.

Our rent for 2011/2012 school year expire on October 31, 2012 and we will need to pay another $2700.00 as a rent for the next academic year we are therefore asking you again to kindly help us have this settle. If we are able to settle this by September 1, 2012 we will not be allow to run school in this building. We were able to purchased two acres of land for the school relocation since renting is very much costly. We received this donation was made by a very special donor and we are anticipating to start the development of this project as soon as we begins to receive support from our friends, supporters and donors toward that.

Thank you so much for supporting us and your commitment to this project to the Liberian kids. We highly appreciate all of kindness and the love you continue to show. We want to say thank you, and you are good team players, as you keep us in your loving heart. We want to hear from your views and ideas as we build a team and a network with VAAFD and Carolyn A. Miller School in helping the poor kids of Liberia.


Both the Senior and Junior students of the Carolyn A. Miller have successfully completed the West Africa Examination. We are proud to say that through the support of GlobalGiving and all of our donors were able sent 48 Junior high students and 52 Senior high students. The last school year we sent 25 senior high students, it means that through donors are making a great process really. We are so grateful to all of our friends, supporters and donors for their love they continue to show the less fortunate kids of Liberia. We have been able purchased two acres of land in Johnsonville outside Monrovia where we want to build the school. As you may know we are in rented building that which is causing us a lot and a special donor that we explained problem and desire was able to donate the money that purchased that property.

The school still has up to the end of June to run and we are still in need of funding to complete the school year. We have teacher salaries for May and June, preparation of school report and cards and closing program and our next rent payment.

We want to use this opportunity to thank all of our supports, donors and friends for all of their support and their resources they continue to give for the development and the betterment of needy kids of Liberia. You are really making a difference at this time when the whole world is crying due to financial crisis in the world. Please feel free to get to know how your resources have been used by us. We will also appreciate your ideas and participation in this project. I want you to know that you are all shareholders in this project and we are accountable to you.

The Carolyn A. Miller high school on Friday, Feb. 25 had a splendid quizzing, baseball and football competition with the Ebenezer high school in Paynesville. The competition which started at 11:30 A.M. with the indoor competition (quizzing) was viewed by more than one thousand two hundredth (1,200) students from the both institutions at the Ebenezer auditorium were Carolyn A. Miller school led by the captains Mohammed Daramy and Victoria.    The match was watched under a good atmosphere at the Ebenezer campus by some staffs of Carolyn A. Miller School, was as good as ever since the beginning of this academic 2012.


The next outdoor competition which was the baseball started at 1:45 with the girls of the Carolyn A. Miller High school walking away with a super victory of seven point’s margin (10-3). The girls who played under the watchful eyes of the sport director (Sylvester Walatee) were very excited for another victory.

And the activities continue and were climax by a football match. The match that saw lot of CAMHS supporters with a tragedy mood led by their captain after missing the first penalty in the 34 minutes of the first half which came to an end of zero all. The second half started at about 4:30 P.M.  By which Ebenezer came to a score in the 60 minutes of the second half. Then came in the 80 minutes again when striker Moses Vah of the Ebenezer high school came scoring the second goal which give Ebenezer a 2:0 win over the Descending Falcons of the CAMHS.

Sporting activity is one of the interesting activities that make kid happen but this is still under developed at CAMHS since there has not been a lot of attention due to financial problem but I am sure that as time goes by there will be a great improvement. We want to take this time to thank Globalgiving and all of our donors and supporters. We want to say thank you for your support and may God bless you. We highly appreciate your love and all of your support. As you can see from photographs, the kids now use computer but it we have difficulties with keeping the current constant since we have to buy gasoline to run the computer program we want to say please do not give up continue to support us you are really making a difference. Your supports are always amazing to these kids without your donation they will  not have a future. Please get to us whenever you are free to do so we need your idea and input since we are all partner to this project.

One can never tell the future of a child just by looking at them, there is a potential in every child that is born it doesn’t matter their location but the most important is how to get out that potential. The very child that may be in the street that has no food, education may be the world greatest man or woman. The free and quality education provided by VAAFD is making a great impact on the lives of the less fortunate kids of Liberia. They are happy that they are in school can have been care for like any other child in Liberia who patents are providing for their education. And in addition to their education, there has additional program provided that is computer that which many kids in Liberia have never touched. We are proud to have GlobalGiving as partner and all of the donors that donate through GlobalGivng. The school enrollment has increased so over the year, we now have over 700 students plus who have enrolled for the 2011/2012 school year and this program has been successful because of GlobalGiving and its donors. As we receive more kids, the demand on us gets higher and we are encourage to do what we are doing since it will bring about development of attitude, self-empowerment and building up tomorrow leaders who will bring about positive charges in society. The building we are renting for our school spaces are getting smaller and we are now anticipating of building our own school so that we will be free from renting and have better and improve place for the kids learning. We want to begin by buying an acre of land that may cost $6000.00. Thank you to all of your support and we appreciate you and we will be happy if you can continue to request feedback from this program since we are now partner. We can never be successful in the business without you.


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Vision Awake Africa for Development

Location: 1001 Monrovia 10, NA - Liberia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Karrus Hayes
1001 Monrovia 10, NA Liberia

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