We are a grassroots campaign in Liberia, West Africa.
Girl Power Africa is a non-profit organization with a mission to empower women and children affected by civil war and the Ebola epidemic. Our organization is dedicated to empowering women and children by providing them with the resources they need to thrive.
We provide women with resources to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs. These products give women the power to raise above the economic and social conditions in Africa through entrepreneurial opportunities. Many women in Liberia are alone, homeless, and vulnerable to abuse and sex work, while their children suffer from starvation and lack of education.
We provide education to over 500 children every year. These children come from single-parent households, are being raised by relatives, orphaned, neglected, or abandoned. Girl Power Africa is working to make a difference, one child at a time, by offering educational tuition fees paid, school supplies, uniforms, deworming medications and anti-malaria medications.
With our help, they receive hope for their future and a chance to fulfill their potential.
Join us in making a difference today!
Let’s empower the future, one child and one woman at a time. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the world.-Dr. Frederick Norkeh (Co-Founder of GPA)
Are We Helping?
Liberia, West Africa is still reeling from the devastating effects of a brutal 14-year civil war that left the country in ruins. As if that wasn’t enough, the recent Ebola epidemic further weakened the country’s infrastructure and resulted in countless deaths. Families were torn apart and left homeless, with many women and children left without basic necessities. This has created a crisis where many women are struggling to provide for their families and children are at risk of being left without the resources they need to succeed.
The reality for many women in Liberia is heartbreaking. Often beaten, raped, and abused, they are forced into extreme measures to provide for their families. The children, too, have suffered immensely. With no education and no hope, they have faced starvation, abandonment, and sickness. Countless children have been left orphaned and must rely on the kindness of relatives or even strangers to take them in. Sadly, the war had a catastrophic effect on Liberia’s education system, leaving over 80% of schools destroyed and inaccessible for children to attend.
According to Girl Up, a nonprofit founded by the United Nations Foundation, a shocking 40% of Liberian girls aged 10-14 have never attended school. Unfortunately, young girls in Liberia are all too often victims of the most prevalent crimes in the country, including rape and human trafficking. At Girl Power Africa, we’ve seen firsthand how education can make a significant difference in these girls’ lives. By providing them with structure and a safe space to learn, we’re not only increasing their chances of success but also helping protect them from such heinous crimes.
We’re dedicated to empowering women and girls, but we know that true progress comes from addressing the needs of all children. That’s why we’re expanding our education program to include boys too. By doing this, we’ll not only help more children, but we’ll also create a more equitable and just society.
We’ve observed that boys in Liberia are also struggling to improve their future prospects. Including them in our program will alleviate the burden of caring for sons that mothers face, allowing them to fully participate and achieve economic empowerment. This move is an important step towards creating lasting change in our community.
How Can I Get Involved?
Ways To Get Involved:
There are many ways to help us raise funds and bring awareness for the work we are doing in Liberia, West Africa. Without supporters like you, we simply could not do what we do.
Volunteer, donate, fundraise and bring awareness to support Girl Power Africa. Click “learn more” for a list that can help guide you, however, please feel free to share your ideas with us. Many of our fundraising ideas organically grew on their own from supporters just like you!