Our Approach

We are different from other organizations.

All our projects are initiated and implemented by our West African staff. We hire directly from the communities where we work. Our staff know what the community needs because they have lived it, and they know how to bring the community together to take ownership of projects.   

We strive to make all our programming sustainable. We work with families to make sure they have the tools they need to become self-sustaining so that they can provide for their children's education and healthcare. 

We take a holistic approach. Academic scholarships are not enough when girls are being married off in their teens. Kids without access to books go through school functionally illiterate. Hungry children rarely perform well in school. We work with students' families and schools to ensure they have the resources they need to succeed.

"The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world."  - Dr. Paul Farmer