BENEFITING: RESOURCES AND OUTREACH FOR LIBERIA
Project R.E.A.D was inspired by Rachel Garpue, a 12-year-old girl, who was brutally raped by a man; she later died from her injuries. No hospital could help her due to the Ebola outbreak. Rape has become the number one crime in Liberia, but this particular incident struck many hearts worldwide. With Project R.E.A.D., girls will have a secure place to learn, where they will be counseled, mentored and empowered.
This program will enable them to become assertive young women and leaders of their communities and beyond. Project R.E.A.D’s Nedra House will be an ideal place for girls to drop in any time, especially in times of tough situations where they feel they have no place safe to turn. Nedra House will include empowerment and leadership workshops, weekly community outreach projects, classes and tutoring, college and career prep, crafts and arts programs, hygiene and health programs, and a global social change initiative—GirlSpire. GirlSpire provides a platform for girls and women to inspire each other through literature and art. GirlSpire is launching its online magazine in August. Project R.E.A.D has also collected 10,000 books for its library thus far.
But in order for Nedra House to become a reality, we have to be able to pay rent, so please donate today. Anything will do, and will be greatly appreciated.