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⇒
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.”
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.
We envisage a new generation of proactive servant-leaders with the commitment to develop others, build stronger communities, cultivate a quality educational system, and create a culture of academic excellence among underprivileged children.
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 underprivileged children, including but not limited to:
- 160 kids served
- Reading, Tutoring, Art
- Character/Spiritual Development
- Feeding program
- 230 kids served
- Field trips, recreation
- Character & spiritual formation
- Feeding program
- 12 Student Mentors served
- Job skills training
- College prep
- To serve 30 children
- Feeding at home
- Pay tuition & Fees
- Homework Assistance
- Clothes & footwear
Nurturing hope in vulnerable children
Sharing Love with the underprivileged
Developing children into disciplined leaders
Breaking the circle of poverty through education
Daring to raise up a new generation of servant leaders
"It is not what I earn but what I learn. I joined CELDI in September 2016, as a student mentor with no job experience. Few months later, a relative of mine encouraged me to serve as a bartender for $100 a month. I weighed the offer and the skills that I would acquire at CELDI and made the decision to work as a student mentor. Today, I am proud to say that I have acquired a lot of skills that are currently helping me. I am participating in essay writing and speech competitions, I am able to develop my own lessons for kids, and have improved my computer skills. I am thankful to God that I made the right choice. CELDI is wonderful and I hope to serve it for as long as it exists.”
(Mariam Dunbar, a Student Mentor)
WHERE TO MAKE YOUR DONATIONS
MEET TEAM CELDI
People called to effect change
E. Alfred Walker
William R. Fensuar
Josephine B. Walker
Edmund T. Sloh
Janet M. Baffour
Samuel G. Tyee
Mercy G. Cole