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 and the principles of Christ.
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.
By December 31, 2020, CELDI-Liberia will have completed the establishment of six (6) new after-school campsites to provide quality education, leadership, and girls’ support to 600 underprivileged children and youth in and around Monrovia.
At the end of December 31, 2023, CELDI-Liberia will have increased the rates of graduation, leader-ship abilities, and girls’ independence of under-privileged children and youth in CELDI’s after-school and summer camp programs from 33% to 85%.
By December 31, 2023, there will be a significant decrease in the rate of school drop-outs, poor lead-ership, and girls’ dependence among underprivi-leged children and youth.
Our Doctrinal Statement
We believe …
That children are precious gifts from God and they must be loved and care for.
Psalms 127:3 - Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
That we are responsible to teach every child God place in our care.
Proverbs 29:17 - “Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul.”
Proverbs 22:6 -Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
That children must be taught the undiluted Word of God.
Deuteronomy 6:7 - And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 11:19 - And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
That children must be taught to respect and obey their parents.
Ephesians 1:1-3 - Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
What We Believe Lead US To Practice These Core Values
Hope—Nurturing hope in vulnerable children
Love—Sharing Christ's 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