ADA, Many Dreams, One Hope
WHAT IS ADA? – The African Dream Academy (ADA) is a Liberian non-profit corporation located in Monrovia, Liberia, whose mission is to provide free access to quality education and healthcare services to Liberian children to give them a better, healthier future and to support the future economic sustainability of their community.
WHY ADA? – Liberia is the fifth poorest country in Africa where neither education nor healthcare is free or accessible to many children, and unemployment (2003) is 85%; and where many people live on $1.00 a day and suffer from both physical and mental illness, such as malaria, which is endemic in Liberia, and PTSD, which is due to past civil wars and the Ebola pandemic.
WHAT DOES ADA DO? – Provides: 1. Over 800 girls and boys from Nursery-age to Tenth Graders (2018-19); 2. A free, hot lunch, often the only meal students receive all day, and school uniforms for all students; 3. Free bus transportation to school; 4. Free healthcare services to all students and to all local children from infants to six years of age through the Children's Health Clinic at ADA.
HOW DOES ADA DO IT? – ADA is supported through grants made by its independent partner, the African Dream Academy Foundation, located in New York City, by other foreign donors, and by independent contributions of its Founder and Executive Director, Rev. Samuel R. Enders. With an all-Liberian staff at ADA, the cost to provide a free education per student is $500.
Established in 2011, the African Dream Academy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) corporation that raises tax-deductible donations that the board directs to specific educational funding needs of the African Dream Academy, which will have high impact on the School's ability to empower African children through education.
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The African Dream Academy, Inc. is a not-for-profit Liberian corporation, which operates an Early Childhood Program and Elementary School at its campus on RIA Highway, Monrovia, Liberia West Africa. The School opened for the first time on September 10, 2012.
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