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WHO WE ARE

Our mission is to empower young people through meaningful service learning opportunities in education, healthcare, and technology. We do this through strategic partnerships and learning models to utilize existing youth habits and uphold societal values in the communities we work.

To date, through other services provided, we’ve given over 480 scholarships in Africa; partnered with 14 schools in Africa; worked with approximately 90 volunteers; provided school supplies for over 3000 kids; sent 4000 text books and reading books to Africa; hired several interns in the USA who received course credits towards graduation; and collaborated with student organizations at 8 universities across the USA. Simply put, if you’re a good citizen, student organization, a business, or a religious organization, we are the partner you’ve been looking for; if you’re an individual with leadership skills, we invite you to join our team of amazing volunteers, donors, and advocates.

OUR TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

YesLiberia partnered with YMCA of Liberia to provide scholarships through our TAP to students with the direst needs. Through this partnership, YesLiberia’s TAP supports students in the following five communities across Liberia: Paynesville in Montserrado County, Unification Town and Kakata in Margibi County, Ganta in Nimba County, and Zorzor in Lofa County. In other communities across Liberia, YesLiberia has paid tuition for more than 350 students. You can support our TAP efforts in various ways by clicking on the MePlusOne button below for more details.

Community
Determined Students
We research, verify, and serve students in dire needs; and create opportunities for talents to thrive
Community
Seamless Approach
Our MePlusOne Campaign provides innovative approaches for anyone to seamlessly help.
Community
Flagship Experience
Our staff get first hand experience as they provide scholarships to students across various communities

Our SportsUP Program

An unconventional program that effectively uses sports as a motivational tool to educate youth through Community Engagement,
Capacity Building, and Innovative Learning. Please click the “Get Plugged In” button below for more details.


Community
Community Engagement
We partner with communities and businesses to scale social impact through sports and education
Capacity building - We hire community leaders, coaches, and nurses
Capacity Building
We hire community leaders, coaches, and nurses to deliver services within their communities
Innovative Learning - We teach students through blended learning models
Innovative Learning
We teach students through blended learning models and provide service learning opportunities

WHY WE DO THIS

Health Care Crisis

80%

  • Only one doctor for every 100,000 people
  • 3.8 million people are serviced by less than 30 hospitals
  • 2014 government budgets provided only $4 per person for Health per year
  • Ebola outbreak exposed the lack of ambulance services across Liberia

Education Crisis

47%

  • Liberia is 1 out of 3 countries in the world where young people are less educated than their parents
  • In 2013, ALL 25,000 college applicants failed the entrance exam at University of Liberia
  • Students far behind as schools were closed for nearly an one year during the Ebola outbreak

Lack of Basic Necessities

4%

  • Only 4% of homes have electricity
  • No water supply or sewer systems
  • Internet service costs on average $80/month
  • Ambulance and fire services lack across the country

Lack of Empowerment

12%

  • First 12 presidents were American citizens
  • None of which focused on Education
  • None of which built a university
  • The country has no public library system

Some of our Accomplishments

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A Service-Learning Approach! Our model integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities. Through this model, young people not only learn the practical applications of their studies, they become actively contributing citizens and community members through the service they perform. This model holds tremendous promise to help us fulfill our mission and vision, giving young people the means and motivation to be inspired to “be the change” they wish to see. Through Our Service-Learning Model we can:

Define Challenges

Work directly with the youth in Liberian communities to identify problems and challenges as they experience them, not from an outsider’s perspective.

Work Collaboratively

Offer the youth and community leaders in Liberia opportunities to work collaboratively to propose solutions to these problems that are sensitive to their unique needs.

Channel Communication

Create communication pathways between these Liberians and our volunteers in the USA to develop practical, sustainable solutions with long-term impacts.

Propose Solutions

Report on the problem, proposed solutions, and program activities with qualitative and quantitative data that are meaningful and measurable to you— our donors & partners.

Evaluate & Monitor

Evaluate and monitor our implemented strategies, and share best practices and/or results with other nonprofits around the world that are working in similar environments.

GET INVOLVED

You can make a difference. Every gift – whether of time, talent, or income – helps us fulfill a mission you believe in and improve the lives of the people we serve.

PARTNER

We value balanced partnership. Our partnership program includes assessments to ensure mutual benefits for both parties. You should …Find out more

VOLUNTEER

We’re looking for skilled hands-on leaders to help YesLiberia transform lives and promote empowerment within several communities. If you’re interested, see existing positions

LEARN

Send us questions! We make every effort to answer your questions about service work abroad, educate you on the challenges of charity work in Africa, and teach you something about Liberia. …Watch Video

BLOGS, CASE STUDIES, NEWS

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Education Is A Gift For Reducing Poverty in Liberia

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Going Beyond Social Media Likes, Following, or Photo Tagging

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WHY INNOVATIVE LEARNING- A Case Study by YesLiberia

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT VIA YESLIBERIA

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MOLDING FUTURE LEADERS

We believe in vetting and empowering our volunteers for future leadership roles within or outside of YesLiberia, Inc.

Kae W.

An upcoming actress with over 30 short films experience. She’s also YesLiberia’s Partnership Coordinator and trains incoming volunteers on our online working platform.

Brandon C.

Brandon majors in International Affairs at the University of Delaware and interns for YesLiberia on our Partnership and Collaboration Team.

Raja V.

Board Member. Raja will also be the Director of Marketing and Strategy at YesLiberia, Inc.

Saye Z.

Board Member at YesLiberia Inc. Saye’s primary responsibilities includes implementing new programs/projects in Liberia, evaluating program outcomes, and representing YesLiberia’s in Liberia (and the New England area when he’s in the USA).

Christopher M.

A social medial marketing volunteer at YesLiberia.

NEWSLETTER SIGNUP

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PARTNER WITH US

We believe our vision for the young people is attainable – but we can’t do it alone. Our partnership program is comprehensive and flexibly designed to be specifically tailored to the needs and interests of our partners. With our newest program, SportsUp, there are multiple ways you can get involved in more traditional sponsorship. Your profile, logos and marketing material will span globally; and our team will work with your staff for tax deductions, press releases, and so much more.

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