WE PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DISTRIBUTE SUPPLIES
Have you heard the old Chinese proverb, “Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime?” At Ri’ayah, our goal is to provide children with educational tools and opportunities that will inspire them to become independent thinkers and future leaders to build a better tomorrow. By assisting children to survive to reach adulthood, we enable them to become self-supporting individuals who are able to care for themselves, their families, and contribute significantly to the future of their community.
Our project consists of several phases, which will be implemented in steps over a period of several years as we work to better the lives of the people in Liberia .For more than three years, we have been collecting and distributing food, medical supplies, clothes, hygiene products, books and school supplies to the homeless and needy in Liberia.
This was step one. But we have just begun!
We recently (October 2017) have been recognized as having tax exempt status, and are now able to broaden our efforts by accepting help from others as a non-profit 501(c)(3), which means that all donations are tax deductible!
Expanding Our Efforts to Provide Help and Hope
In addition to the distribution of food and supplies, land has been purchased in Clay Ashland to build a school and an orphanage. When these are completed and are operational, a health center will be built and opened—one that will cater to the needs of the people and not send them away because they can’t afford to pay or failed to bring their own gloves. Supplies and aid will continue to be distributed and provided to other areas in need, with the goal of eventually building/upgrading healthcare and educational facilities throughout Liberia.