Why Get Involved?
Located along Africa’s west coast, Liberia is the continent's oldest republic and has the population of nearly 4.2 million people. After years of civil war, the country is slowly rebuilding, but one of the biggest challenges it faces today is the lack of intentional educational interventions. Schools are underfunded, classrooms are crowded, and most families cannot overcome the many barriers that block them from having ac-cess to quality education for their children.
Approximately 60% of children drop out of school before finishing primary school and those that do graduate are often promoted to the next grade level without the skills and learning needed for continued success.
As a result of the lack of funding, most schools can’t afford to offer focused attention to the learning and development processes of their students. The children in these communities are often overlooked, failing to achieve the necessary academic benchmarks.
This has resulted in high rates of under-achievement, The story behind our stories low self-esteem, less interest in education, and high drop-out rates within our target communities.
In Liberia, the children need programs and resources that will help them to begin building a culture of learning and education. The Center for Leadership Development Initiative seeks to provide some interventions through integrated afterschool programs, Summer Camps, etc., within the slum communities of Monrovia.
Facts to Consider
Ways to get involved
CELDI-Liberia is an organization that relies primarily on the donations of private individuals, churches, and foundations to finance our programs and operations. we strive to manage our budget in the most cost-effective manner possible. Monetary contributions towards the costs of administrative and other program supplies will enable us to direct the majority of dollars to our programming. See our Wish List items for ways to give--Copy papers, Printers, cartridges, Computers, Supplies for arts & crafts, Copy books or notebooks, Pencils & pens, Soccer balls, Valley balls, Backpacks,Rulers, erasers.
Afterschool – Sponsor an Afterschool Camp of 100 underprivileged children @ $12,000 per year
Youth Employment – Sponsor employment opportunities for 25 youths (Student mentors) @ $15,000 per year
Summer Camp – Sponsor a Summer Camp of 150 children @ $12,000 per year
Spiritual and Missional Support
- Pray for our ministry
- Invite us to your church or small group
- Participate in a mission trip to Liberia
- Join our mailing list
Advocacy: to share the mission and vision of CELDI-Liberia with your network (individuals, churches, and organizations).
Coaching: to provide directions and training to individuals and CELDI-Liberia’s staff for specific skills development.
Mentoring: to support and encourage members of CELDI-Liberia to maximize their potential, develop skills, and improve performance.
Expertise: to provide expert skill or knowledge in a particular field for the development of CELDI-Liberia.
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 in the upper right corner on the menu bar.
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 at-risk and underprivileged children and young people. Be assured that your donations will help us to give a child the future he or she deserves and the knowledge of God.