About Us

EDUCATION CARE AFRICA is a registered US based 501-C3 nonprofit organization providing logistics, conducive learning environment, educational and social support for primary school children in Liberia, West Africa.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the delivery and achievement of better educational outcomes among children in Africa.

Our Goal

Our Goal is to increase school enrollment among African children, maximize retention rates and empower parents to meaningfully participate in their children’s educational endeavors.

ECA History, Background & Success Story

In 2012, we started a mission with a purpose; ECA has been successful because of your continuous financial, material and voluntary support. In November 2012, the ECA team did a preliminary assessment and selected Liberia, West Africa as our focus countries for the next 10 years.

Liberian communities suffered the worse of infrastructure destruction during the 14-year civil war which worsen the already poverty stricken condition. One of the systems severely hit by the civil war is the education system. The education system in Liberia lacks the basic capacity for children to develop self-actualization due to the high rate of poverty. The unemployment rate in Liberia is about 80% with literacy rate at about 60%. With enormous help from the international community, the government has instituted free primary education program to increase education access to all children. While there is free primary education, other factors still make it difficult for children to have access to education, or be empowered even if they are in school. Because of poverty, parents find it difficult to purchase the least basic education materials such as notebooks, pencils and paper, or text books for children. Good education in Liberia presently seems impossible if you are poor; it’s so expensive that it is only available to those who can afford it. The poor are left marginalized with substandard schools.

Since 2012, our organization continues to partner with Active Kids Liberia; a local Child Rights Advocacy organization to ensure that needy primary school children are provided the opportunities to discover their full potential. To effectuate our mission, we have and continue to implement several projects with concentration in three key areas: School supplies distribution, Deplorable classroom Renovation and After-school programs.
Education Care Africa along with its partner Active Kids Liberia has executed the following programs and projects since 2012:

  • Renovation of 3 deplorable classrooms in Clara Town Monrovia, Liberia)
  • Distribution of over 500 backpacks and assorted school supplies to needy school kids in Monrovia and Bomi
  • Organization of a field day program in Suehn, Bomi County – where children walked away with assorted school supplies after having fun.
  • Donation of over 10 new sets of soccer jerseys to communities and schools in Monrovia and Bomi County
  • Co-sponsorship of the 2013 Day of the African Child Program; the former minister justice president and Rep. Munah Pelham Youngblood of District #9 Liberia was in attendance
  • Distribution of over 500 pairs of school shoes
  • Launching of an After School program titled: Reading & Social Skills Enrichment Program (RESEP)

About RESEP

The Reading & Social Skills Enrichment Program is a community youth after school support program organized by Education Care Africa; the program was officially launched in July 2015. RESEP is structured to develop and implement programs and activities that prepare young people for success. The kids selected for this program are encouraged to participate in all 5 basic areas of programming: Education & Career Development, Character & Leadership, Health & life skill, Arts & Crafts arts, Fitness and Recreation Program. RESEP is offered free of charge to children ages 6-13. Each participant enrolled in the program receives back-pack, a pair of shoe, 1 t-shirt to be worn during programming time only, assorted school supplies, and hygiene kid, and one pocket size dictionaries. Currently, over 100 children have been enrolled into the program from two villages in Bomi County and two communities in Montserrado County.

ECA is seeking sponsorship to expand RESEP in more needy communities and villages.

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