Help Educate Future Leaders in Liberia

by Develop Africa, Inc. Vetted since 2008 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Project of the Month Site Visit Verified

Summary

Africa's future leaders are today's children and youth, and Liberia is not an exception. Many families and schools in Liberia do not have the needed school resources to ensure that the children receive a quality education. This project will reinforce and boost education by providing the badly-needed supporting structure and resources. This will include the provision of scholarships, uniforms, school supplies, school furniture, classrooms, and other targeted support.

$7,000
total goal
$4,435
remaining
9
donors
3
monthly donors
2
years

Challenge

The Liberian education system is emerging from a period of civil unrest, compounded by the Ebola virus outbreak which closed many schools. This had led to dire situations such as impoverishment, barren classrooms, and inadequate school facilities. According to USAID.gov, the percentage of primary age students attending primary grades is only 44%. Without funding, Liberian children in need can't attend school. Without supplies, they risk an inadequate education.

Solution

The goal of this project is the provision of a strong and enriched education through schools in Liberia, with a focus on rural schools. This includes providing the supporting infrastructure and resources to ensure a quality education such as school furniture, scholarships, books, and school supplies, uniforms, building repair, new classrooms, teacher salary supplements etc. This will create an ideal educational experience enabling Liberia's children to become the leaders of tomorrow.

Long-Term Impact

This project will help ensure that underprivileged children will get a decent education, transforming their lives and providing opportunities for growth, and contribution to national development. By upgrading the quality of education offered in schools, we will be helping to transform communities and the entire nation. Investing in children's education is critical for a nation's development. By aiding education, we lay the groundwork for future economic development.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
UNICEF Statistics - Liberia
Future Leaders Innovation Conference Report
Human Development Reports

Organization Information

Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.developafrica.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @developafrica
Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States
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$2,565 raised of $7,000 goal
 
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