Our Annual School Drive!
July 15th – August 15th
Welcome to Girl Power Africa’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 anti-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 contribution can be the key that unlocks a world of possibilities for those facing adversity, offering them a chance to thrive and achieve their dreams.
“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 lack of resources. 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 high school 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, recently passed away and in his honor, we are even more determined to keep his vision alive – to improve the lives of the Liberian people through education. 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 primary goal is to ensure that all 585 of our students are enrolled in school each year, while also sponsoring as many students as possible from our waitlist. Your early donation plays a crucial role in helping us achieve this milestone.
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 successfully re-sponsoring all our students through our School Drive campaign, our founder Bulleh and her dedicated team in Liberia will take the necessary steps to ensure our students receive the education they deserve. This includes shopping for school materials, traveling to each village for registration, paying tuition fees, and conducting biannual check-ins on their progress. Join us on this journey as Bulleh shares updates on the process, including the joyous moments of purchasing supplies, embarking on long journeys to remote villages, and the excitement of enrolling students in school. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.
Once the re-sponsorship process is completed in late fall, our dedicated team in the USA will start the task of matching each student with their sponsor and updating our website with their unique stories. You can expect to receive an email from us in late winter, notifying you that the process is complete. At that time, you will be able to visit our website and search for either your name or your student’s name to discover your match and delve deeper into their inspiring journey.
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.
- The literacy rate among children in Liberia is alarmingly low, with approximately 75% of children aged 15 and above being illiterate, meaning they lack the fundamental skills of reading and writing.
- Child labor: Liberian children as young as five are involved in various forms of work, including street vending, agriculture, and domestic work. This unfortunate reality robs them of educational opportunities, exposes them to exploitation and dangers, and perpetuates a cycle of poverty.
- According to the United Nations Development Programme, women in Liberia who have received formal education possess enhanced decision-making power in various areas, including household finances, healthcare, children’s education, family planning, and community engagement. It also opens doors to economic opportunities, leadership roles, and societal development.
- Research from UNICEF shows that when mothers receive an education, they are more inclined to enroll their children, especially their daughters, in school, leading to a beneficial impact that extends across generations.
“Despite the challenges, children in Liberia are resilient, creative, and possess great potential to contribute to the future development of their country.”– Dr. Frederick Norkeh (Co-Founder of GPA)