The statistics are astounding—1 in 10 women in Liberia will die during pregnancy, birth or shortly thereafter. Outside North America, one of the leading causes of death in women is pregnancy or birth-related. Often times, these children are abandoned with no one to care for the baby. This orphanage will be the difference between life and death for many of these children. The children who will be welcomed here will be home. They will have a mother and father who will look after them. They will be able to attend our school just a few metres away where they will receive an education and daily meals.
Many of the public schools in Liberia are lacking the basic essentials that are necessary for students to thrive in the classroom. Hope for Liberia is ensuring that every student enrolled in our school will have new and high quality school supples such as backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens and pencil cases.
The fact that these children get to go to school is a huge blessing and gives them a real and important advantage in order to succeed in life. Many of the parents are not able to provide three meals a day. Dinner is usually a shared cup of rice between the entire family. We don’t want our students to be focused on their empty tummies while in class. We want to make sure that their full attention is on their studies. This project is all about providing a warm breakfast and nutritional lunch for every student.
While being enrolled as a student in school is a huge advantage for these children, clothing is a struggle for many families. Most kids wear hand-me-downs from multiple generations. They are generally torn and faded garments. This project ensures that every child is on equal ground by having the same new, high-quality uniform.
It’s heartbreaking to be driving through the city and see dozens of children either sitting around in a destitute community, or running frantically trying to sell a bottle of pop or a piece of bread to help their family earn a few dollars to buy food. This project is all about sending a child to school where they can learn the life skills they need to succeed. Your one-time gift of $500 will keep a child in school for an entire academic year.
Here are just some of the many humanitarian aid projects we’re doing in Liberia:
- Building Water Wells
- Providing Food and Clothing for the Needy
- School Supplies for Children (Backpacks, Uniforms, Shoes)
- Tuition and School Registration Fees
- Helping a Community of Blind and Visually Impaired
You can make a general donation that will be put to use where it’s most needed.