Off the coast of the Atlantic, a stretch of coastal flatlands meets the water. Rolling plains filled with mangroves meets the eye and swamps surround the area. On a map it is African Liberia but lined boundaries have no way of containing the mystical land's beauty.
The people of Liberia are largely poor and vulnerable, their country, tarnished by war, has carried a tremendous burden; despite its minuscule size. The continued ravaging of the country by economic and political instability was brought on by a military coup in the 1980's. The state of Liberia has made self-sufficiency extremely difficult for the people to feed themselves.
Fortunately the Liberian Development Foundation has taken a serious position on ensuring Liberia's self-sufficiency. Director and leader of LDF's vision: Nyam M. Korto is a Liberian native. Having lived through and survived the atrocities of the war Korto envisions as self-sustainable Liberia as a a well educated Liberia. The reality for Liberia's young people is that many of them are ex-military soldiers, and while many of them are no longer at risk of the war the state of Liberia's education system is nearing collapse.
The abundance of bright young minds and the shortage of schools, libraries, and educational resources has strained the Liberian educational system to its limit. A country striving so intently for peace has been bogged down by the reality of a massive child-soldier demographic. Now there has never been a better time to help these children become the leaders and teachers they deserve.