Every person in the world has the ability to make a difference in the life of a child.  Together we can put an end to the cycle of poor education, poor leadership, and poverty in order to help build a greater future for every child.  You are welcome to join CELDI-Liberia in this endeavor.

E. Walker: A man with a mission to change Liberia ... one child at at time.  He s the Executive Director of CELDI-Liberia, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the TOP In-ternational School, the Resident Pastor at Trumpet of Praise Tabernacle ... Read more

Rev. E. Alfred Walker

ABOUT US

The Center for Leadership Development Initiative, Liberia (CELDI-Liberia) is a children and youth development organization that focuses on the educational, leadership, spiritual, and social developments of underprivileged children and youth from slum communities in Liberia. We seek to provide interventions in education because a “significant number of children drop out of school before finishing primary school and those who do graduate are often promoted to the next grade without the skills and learning needed for continued success. This has resulted in high rates of underachievement, low self-esteem, less interest in education, and high drop-out rates within our target communities.”

OUR MISSION

We exist to change Liberia … one child at a time by developing children from vulnerable communities, breaking the circle of poverty through education, and raising a new generation of servant leaders who will proactively transform and serve their communities with distinction.

OUR VISION

We envisage a new generation of proactive serv-ant-leaders with the commitment to develop oth-ers, build stronger communities, cultivate a quali-ty educational system, and create a culture of aca-demic excellence among underprivileged children.

OUR GOAL

To improve the quality of education, leadership development, and girl’s independence of underprivileged children and youth who attend our afterschool and summer camp programs, building their abilities to improve their chances of continuous development as they transition from one stage of live to the other. 

WHAT WE DO ...

We offer a variety of programs to the children we serve, including:
AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM
  1. 160 kids served
  2. Reading, Tutoring, Art
  3. Character/Spiritual Development
  4. Feeding program
SUMMER CAMP
  1. 230 kids served
  2. Field trips, recreation
  3. Character & spiritual formation
  4. Feeding program
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT
  1. 12 Student Mentors served
  2. Job skills training
  3. Mentoring
  4. College prep
CHILD SPONSORSHIP
  1. To serve 30 children
  2. Feeding at home
  3. Pay tuition & Fees
  4. Homework Assistance
  5. Clothes & footwear

CELDI-Liberia runs a 10-month afterschool program every academic year that provides quality education, spiritual, and social formation for  underprivileged children in Liberia.   Learn more or Donate Now.

We also run a Summer Camp program once every year for underprivileged children in Monrovia, Liberia.  You can learn more or  Donate Now

CELDI-Liberia runs a Student Mentor (job training) program for teenagers in its afterschool and summer camp programs.  You can learn more or  Donate Now

 Core Values

 Hope

Nurturing hope in vulnerable children 

Love

Sharing Love with the underprivileged

Discipline

Developing children into disciplined leaders  

Education

Breaking the circle of poverty through education 

 Servant-leadership

Daring to raise up a new generation of servant leaders

Some Facts to Consider About Liberia

Liberia is a country on the West Coast of Africa

TESTIMONY

“Before I joined CELDI I used to lie and never used to like studying my lessons. I used to stay hungry the whole day at school. But since I have joined CELDI, I like school because I now understand my lessons. I eat every day at camp and have fun with my friends. I am very thankful to you for starting this program. I am sure you started it because you were thinking about us. Thank you for your support. We appreciate you.”  

˜Marpeor B.˜ CELDI Afterschool Program Participant

WHERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATIONS

Donations can be made to Urban Promise International (UPI) at P.O Box 156 Pennsauken, NJ 08110 or online by clicking on the  "Donate Now" button above. UPI is a 501(c)(3) organization. It shall receive all donations and issue receipts on behalf of CELDI.

 Note: All donations are tax deductible. Thank you for your willingness to support our desire to develop and equip underprivileged children and young people. Be assured that your donations will help us to give a child the future he or she deserves.

MEET TEAM CELDI

People called to effect change

E. Alfred Walker

Executive Director

Daniel M. Yarvogar

Director of Camps

Josephine B. Walker

Camp Coordinator

Camp Hope

William R. Fensuar

Camp Coordinator

Camp Freedom

Edmund T. Sloh

Child Sponsorship 

Coordinator

Janet M. Baffour

Camp Counselor

Camp Hope

Samuel G. Tyee

Camp Counselor

Camp Freedom

Mercy G. Cole

Camp Counselor

Camp Hope