A Non-Governmental Organization called “It Takes a Village Africa” has stepped up to target street kids from the age of 3 to 18 that can hardly afford education.
In a briefing with members of the press at its newly renovated Ashmun Street School, founder and Chief Executive Officer Mrs Erica Davies said that she grew up in America where life is privileged, but they always feel guilty as Liberians when they see many kids back home that are not in school due to poverty.
Mrs. Davies said that a child with a strong foundation in science, technology engineering and mathematics will be well grounded and prepared to perform at high school level and that is why her organization is working hard to catch them when they are young by emphasizing on those disciplines.
“We as a Liberian family living in the States realized that we need to give back to our people and we choose education as the only means that can help those that cannot afford it. This is strictly humanitarian organization for the children of Liberia”, she said.
Mrs. Davies said that the school has been in existence for nine years, and it has presently more than 100 kids registered in the centers free of costs, and they are doing well.
Ask about the procedures of enrollment of kids, Mrs. Davies said that once they see a kid that needs help, they will do a profile on the kid to establish contacts with the parents or guardians to engage them of how they could work to transform the child as they only operate from 9 in the morning to 4 P.M.
It Takes a Village Africa is a nonprofit organization established by Mrs. Erica Davies together with her mother and sister based in America.