WHAT WE DO
Throughout the 8 regions we currently support: Makeni, Port Loko, Kono, Gbinti, Kabala, Bo, Kenema, and Freetown, each child is provided with the following support:
- Access to the highest standard of education and care regardless of their socioeconomic status.
- Tuition assistance, school supplies, school uniforms, hygiene products, and other needed items for schooling.
- Breakfast every morning on school campuses.
- Transportation services for children residing over three miles away from school.
- Access to our satellite Scholar’s Centers where they will receive lunch, homework assistance, tutoring, extra curricula activities, skills enhancement classes, job readiness, and financial literacy.
- Mentoring services with our peer mentors with whom they can consult about daily problems in school and at home.
With the support of our donors, we strive to make it possible for children to lay hold of the tools they need to succeed academically and in life. Our personal and holistic approach does not only transform the lives of the children we serve, it also empowers their communities.
The Lift Method
Every year, our Founder and Chief Executive Officer and a team of volunteers travel directly to each and every village and slum we serve. During these trips, the team interacts with children, educators, and community leaders to personally conduct needs assessments and propose solutions. This approach is what Aisha calls the “Lift a Village Promise” to assure donors that every donation whether monetary and/or in-kind goes directly to the programs and intended beneficiaries. In addition, we also provide direct outcome reports to donors and seek feedback from the communities we serve on how to improve our impact.
Though priority is given to orphans and children facing severe economic hardship, our program is open to all school aged children willing to explore through education. Most of our children are selected based on measurable family financial need (for Primary School children ages 5 to 15) and on the basis of academic achievement and family need (for Secondary School children ages 16-19).