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YES Liberia, Bear, Delaware

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Address: Box: P. O. Box 241
Bear, Delaware  19701  
United States
Fax: (240) 241 7887
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 30
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Mission Statement


To empower young people in Liberia by providing meaningful service learning opportunities while motivating them to practice civic responsibility for the betterment of their communities, country, and world.

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YesLiberia, through service-learning opportunities, focuses on enhancing the lives of disadvantaged children and adults, while promoting intercultural understanding to foster global citizenship and improve communities in Liberia and abroad. Many of us know very little about Liberia and Liberians. For instance, Liberia was the only African country colonized by the United States. Liberia is also the first independent nation in Africa; a founding member of the United Nations; advocated for the end of Apartheid in South Africa; helped the USA during WWII with refueling land space; and accepted freed slaves from the West who wanted to return to Africa. In fact, twelve out of Liberia’s first 24 presidents were Americans. In 2006, Liberia elected Africa’s first female President—an example of an open-minded and acceptable society. However this country has several challenges. Imagine paying for an education not because of its quality but because it’s the only way to acquire an education. Some of us are living in a country with less than 10% unemployment rate. Imagine a country with 80% unemployment rate. Imagine having no money yet attempting to get you or your sick child treatment in a country where only patients with upfront payments are seen. Can you imagine that? Imagine the difficulty of these circumstances in a country overcoming 14yrs of civil war. Those are the circumstances in countries like Liberia. YesLiberia, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has decided to offset some of those challenges. From Stopping the Reuse of Condoms to scholarships for poor Liberian students; from Personal Hygiene to Health Workshops in Liberia; from Learning Center in Liberia to fighting corruption in Liberia; from Senior Citizens Birthday Celebration to Kids Photo Stories in Liberia, YesLiberia has become the primary Liberian nonprofit organization for volunteers and interns from all over the world. If you’re looking for a fun organization with opportunities for making a difference from your own home, try YesLiberia, Inc. No matter what your condition is, wherever you are today, we hope life has been kind to you. We hope the struggles of people in Liberia could only be imagined and not remembered. We’re NOT asking you to fix Liberia. We’re inviting you to join us in making things better by changing the lives of children in Liberia through your acts of kindness. It's true that we cannot help everyone, but each of us can help someone! Join our team of people just like you and complete our volunteer form at: http://www.yesliberia.org.

YesLiberia, through service-learning opportunities, focuses on enhancing the lives of disadvantaged children and adults, while promoting intercultural understanding to foster global citizenship and improve communities in Liberia and abroad. Many of us know very little about Liberia and Liberians. For instance, Liberia was the only African country colonized by the United States. Liberia is also the first independent nation in Africa; a founding member of the United Nations; advocated for the end of Apartheid in South Africa; helped the USA during WWII with refueling land space; and accepted freed slaves from the West who wanted to return to Africa. In fact, twelve out of Liberia’s first 24 presidents were Americans. In 2006, Liberia elected Africa’s first female President—an example of an open-minded and acceptable society. However this country has several challenges. Imagine paying for an education not because of its quality but because it’s the only way to acquire an education. Some of us are living in a country with less than 10% unemployment rate. Imagine a country with 80% unemployment rate. Imagine having no money yet attempting to get you or your sick child treatment in a country where only patients with upfront payments are seen. Can you imagine that? Imagine the difficulty of these circumstances in a country overcoming 14yrs of civil war. Those are the circumstances in countries like Liberia. YesLiberia, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, has decided to offset some of those challenges. From Stopping the Reuse of Condoms to scholarships for poor Liberian students; from Personal Hygiene to Health Workshops in Liberia; from Learning Center in Liberia to fighting corruption in Liberia; from Senior Citizens Birthday Celebration to Kids Photo Stories in Liberia, YesLiberia has become the primary Liberian nonprofit organization for volunteers and interns from all over the world. If you’re looking for a fun organization with opportunities for making a difference from your own home, try YesLiberia, Inc. No matter what your condition is, wherever you are today, we hope life has been kind to you. We hope the struggles of people in Liberia could only be imagined and not remembered. We’re NOT asking you to fix Liberia. We’re inviting you to join us in making things better by changing the lives of children in Liberia through your acts of kindness. It's true that we cannot help everyone, but each of us can help someone! Join our team of people just like you and complete our volunteer form at: http://www.yesliberia.org.

Mission Statement: To empower young people in Liberia by providing meaningful service learning opportunities while motivating them to practice civic responsibility for the betterment of their communities, country, and world.

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