Our Annual School Drive Will Start in July of 2023!
Welcome to Girl Power Africa’s A Child’s Education Program!
Our mission is to transform the future of Liberia’s next generation of leaders through education. Our program sponsors students from single-parent households, or those who have been orphaned, neglected, or abandoned, who might not have had a chance to attend school otherwise. We believe education creates a pathway for these children to become future leaders.
With our program, you have the opportunity to sponsor one or multiple children. For each sponsored child, your tax-deductible donation of $110 covers tuition, uniforms, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, de-wormer medicine, and malaria medicine. These are necessities that are often out of reach for those living in a developing country. By sponsoring a child, you have the power to transform their future and help develop the next generation of leaders in Liberia.
100% of your donation goes directly to the cause, allowing us to provide these children with the resources they need to succeed. Your contribution makes a significant impact in the lives of these children, giving them a brighter future and the tools to become future leaders.
Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Join us in our mission to empower the next generation of leaders in Liberia.
Your support can make a world of difference.
One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, one donation can change the world.–Malala Yousafzai (Nobel Peace Prize for Female Education – at age 17)
At Girl Power Africa, our goal is to ensure that no child in Liberia skips a school year due to a lost sponsorship. While children in America eagerly anticipate summer break, the children we serve worry about whether they will be able to continue their education next year. But with your help, we can change that.
Our founder, Bulleh Bablitch Norkeh, and her team of dedicated volunteers in Liberia and Wisconsin are committed to providing education opportunities to children from disadvantaged backgrounds. By sponsoring a child’s education, you are investing in their future and helping to break the cycle of poverty in Liberia.
Our goal is to make a meaningful connection between sponsor and child, so you can see the direct impact your donation is making. Many of our sponsors have pledged to support their student all the way through graduation. Without the help of sponsors like you, these children would not have access to education.
We invite you to join us on our mission to change lives one child at a time. Our beloved co-founder, Dr. Frederick Norkeh, passed away, and in his honor, we are more determined than ever to improve the lives of the Liberian people. With your support, we can ensure that every child in Liberia has the opportunity to receive a quality education and build a brighter future.
During our school drive, our goal is to ensure that enrolled students in Liberia are not left without education due to a lost sponsorship, and your early donation can help us achieve this.
We prioritize the education of our current students because we firmly believe that access to ongoing education every year can make a life-changing impact on their lives. By sponsoring a child’s education, you not only provide them with the gift of education, but you also make a positive impact on your own life.
After re-sponsoring all our students through our stateside campaign, our founder Bulleh and her team in Liberia will take the next steps to ensure that our students receive the education they deserve. We invite you to follow along on our journey as she shares updates on the process. This includes purchasing necessary supplies, traveling long distances to remote villages, and the excitement and celebration as we enroll the students in school.
We want to let you know that once the re-sponsorship process is complete in late fall, our dedicated stateside team will begin working on matching each student with their sponsor and updating the website with their story. You will receive an email notification from us in late winter once the process is complete. At that point, you will be able to visit our website and search for your name or your student’s name to find your match and learn more about their story.
We understand that this matching process can take some time, but we want to assure you that it is worth the wait. We are a small team working hard to ensure that each student is matched with their sponsor, and we kindly ask for your patience as we work through the process.
We invite you to follow along on our Facebook, where we will provide updates on the progress of our students. If you have sponsored a child in the past, you can look up the status of your student by searching your name on our blog.
Thank you for your support in helping us provide education opportunities to children in need.
- For every additional year of schooling a girl receives in Liberia, her eventual wages can increase by up to 20% (UNESCO).
- Women with secondary education in Liberia earn nearly twice as much as those without any education. (World Bank)
- Educated mothers are more likely to send their children, particularly their daughters, to school, resulting in a positive intergenerational impact. (UNICEF)
- Educated women in Liberia have better employment opportunities, and can therefore contribute more significantly to the economic growth of the country. (World Bank)
- Women with formal education in Liberia have greater decision-making power, including over household finances and healthcare. (United Nations Development Programme)