Our vision is to create an Africa where people can live enriching lives in suitable conditions and families have equal opportunities to THRIVE.
WHO WE ARE
Lift a Village is a 501 c(3) organization based in the United States that was initially founded to fund the education and care of underprivileged children in Sierra Leone, W. Africa. Since 2014, we have provided more than 400 disadvantaged children ages 6-18, from kindergarten to 12th grade, with a personal education program tailored specifically to their needs. This holistic approach enables children to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential. To effectively serve our targeted population, the organization focuses on the following critical areas:
Raising global awareness about education in Africa.
Providing means for securing children’s education and the essentials for self-empowerment/improvement.
Increasing the number of qualified teachers/professionals in schools.
Improving learning conditions in classrooms and outside the classroom
Establishing extracurricular activities in schools and recreational facilities in communities.
Promoting well-being, community empowerment, and sustainability.
Based on the evolving needs of the communities we serve, our mission has also evolved to empowering children, women, at-risk youth, families, and communities by providing resources and enriching educational opportunities that foster self-sufficiency, improve quality of life, and promote community development.
Not only have we been a no overhead charity in the last five years, but more than 50% of our total annual funding comes directly from our Founder who strongly believes in leading by example. We also spend over 80 cents of every dollar you give on program activities and less than twenty cents on fund raising and administrative costs.