With the help of committed supporters like you, Organize For Liberia (OFL) can continue our work to improve the high school dropout out rates of girls in Liberia, and the other significant challenges facing Liberia.
Through annual gifts of $500.00USD or more, Ambassadors provide critical operating and programmatic support for OFL’s life-changing work year after year and enable Organize For Liberia to respond to immediate needs and tackle unforeseen challenges, providing the vital resources to develop solutions to the education challenges in Liberia. As part of an import network of supporters from around the world, Ambassadors receive special recognitions, program briefing from OFL’s senior leadership and invitations to exclusive events.
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Why Give To OFL
Few reasons why your support of Organize For Liberia (OFL), Inc. makes a real impact in the lives of youths and young girls in the toughest parts of Liberia:
That’s why we approach each challenge with an open mind and a bias for action. We listen to local people and prioritize their most urgent needs.
6. We are efficient stewards of the money entrusted to us. You can trust that your donations are used wisely. Organize For Liberia (OFL) has used 87 percent of our resources to fund programs that help youths and young girls of Liberia. Only 13 percent goes to administrative costs.
7. We deliver results. We provide vital assistance to youths and young girls of Liberia who was affected by more than 14 years of civil war and the Ebola virus, and help them transform their various communities.
8. We hold ourselves accountable both to donors and the people we serve. Chief among our core values is accountability. We believe that it is our duty to be effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us — it is first and foremost our pledge to you, our donor. We monitor and evaluate the efficacy of our programs with a dedicated staff of specialists, and conduct regular internal and external financial audits.
On an April afternoon in 2011 on my way from volunteering with the FIRST Lego League, while driving across the Melbourne Causeway over the India River Lagoon in Melbourne, Florida, it dawn on me that I was only few miles away from the Kennedy Space Center. A location I read about as a child while growing up in Liberia, that was at the forefront of landing human on the moon. The story of a man landing on the moon had sparked my interest in science, with a dream of someday becoming an astronaut.
That childhood dream of my came to an abrupt end on December 24, 1989 when the Liberian civil war started and lasted for more than fourteen (14) years. With a childhood of shattered dreams, memories of war, and pain staking nights of studying with candles on empty stomach, I found myself working as a Embedded Software Engineer with General Electrics (GE) in Melbourne, FL because someone took a chance to give me an opportunity. Upon my return to Liberia, the imprint of the Liberia civil war was seen on every sector. Of particular interest to me, was the lack of basic education for young people. I met several children who could not tell me how old they were;parents who didn’t know the birthdays of their children; several young girls who saw prostitution as a means of survival; classrooms without chairs for student; high number of teenagers with children; young men on drugs; a lot of my peers had turn to alcohol as a means of coping with their frustrations. The future seems hopeless for many and it did for me.
As I volunteered my time mentoring kids in the FIRST Lego League, I saw the excitements, and hope for the future among the kids and could only think about how so many children in Liberia dreams have been shattered like mine. It was out of my experience and desire to see more kids like myself given opportunities to help make the world a better place; the idea of establishing Organize For Liberia (OFL) was born. I called a friend of mine, Dr. Gracie Brownell-Vinton and shared with her my desire to do something. She readily encouraged me and committed to work with me to get OFL started. Dr. Brownell-Vinton and I recruited our initial team of volunteers, which included Mr. Jerome Jaryee, Ms. Alma Ayele-Bruce, and Mr. Richard Dayway. Together, we became the founding members of Organize For Liberia (OFL), Inc. with the goal of REGAINING THE FUTURE.