The lack of adequate education for the underprivileged and deprived communities in Liberia have led to a devastating effect to these communities.
Did you know that a 14 year civil war devastated the school system in Liberia and as a result, a staggering 51% of primary and secondary school-age children, majority of whom are girls, were left without a school to attend? As of today, about one in every six adults in Liberia is illiterate.
95% percent of students in Liberia never saw/use computer or have books and materials for school.
This program’s objective is to build learning centers in Liberia that provide library (physical and electronic books), science laboratory and offer mentoring and tutoring services in communities that have inadequate or no resources essential for learning to be successful.
Where we’re going – Our goal is to increase community awareness, cultivate partnerships to increase available resources to assist our participants, and launch a new donor relations campaign to facilitate more financial support to meet our goal completing our first project, a (12-15) room school that would house our first learning center at the Liberian Christian Orphanage located in Careysburg, Liberia, West Africa. The outcome of the school would be increase literacy rate, skills generating activities that would enable the children to be self-reliant and attain high self-esteem.
H.E.A.L., Inc. vision for the future is to also provide mentoring and youth empowerment services within Atlanta. We would like to assist high school dropouts and other at risk children with tools that could enable them to contribute positively in their communities. As statistics show, 75% of crimes are committed by high school dropouts. The City of Atlanta is no exception, with graduation rate hovering around 67% and even lower in underserved communities, H.E.A.L., Inc. believes that this initiative would provide an alternative for these students and also offer the opportunity for them to be self-reliant and become better leaders in their communities.
Our long term goal for Atlanta is to provide a center that serves dropout and at-risk youths. Our vision is to implement a tutoring, mentoring, and other educational alternatives to give a second chance to these youths that will enable them to become successful entrepreneurs. We would like to partner with other organizations to introduce trades such as:
- Computer Repair
- Heating and air
- Brick laying