Real-life stories in the country of Liberia are harrowing, filled with hardship, struggle, poverty, and pain. Located on the Western Coast of Africa, Liberia has a population of 4,818,428 people. 64% of Liberians live below the poverty line and 1.3 million live in extreme poverty (living on less than $2.00 a day). 60% of children are out of school with thousands of orphaned, disabled, abandoned and vulnerable children due to their parents’ death, poverty, and many tragic circumstances, including the Ebola virus or Liberia’s violent civil war.
These children are at great risk of exploitation, emotional and physical abuse, trafficking and sexual exploitation, hunger, and neglect. Numerous children already suffer from post-traumatic stress due to their tragic circumstances. For these children, the chances of having a healthy, adult life are limited.
DKF is working within Liberia to help families in need and orphans receive an education. This is achieved through the Delano King Foundation Africa Orphans Initiative Scholarship, which empowers orphans by supporting the costs of their elementary and secondary education each year. Our end goal is to integrate these children into the community and inspire leadership.
Scholarship recipients include orphaned or bereaved students who demonstrate academic achievement and a strong potential to succeed. The scholarship also provides physical and spiritual mentorship, with the goal of helping students get support and assistance with their study of various subjects and establish a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
As we move ahead in our work supporting access to education in Liberia, the DKF hopes to eventually build schools and offer free education and tutoring within some of the most impoverished communities across Liberia.
We also work with communities and other stakeholders to build effective support systems for orphaned, disabled, abandoned and struggling families. These efforts enable access to understanding their purpose, healthcare services, and vocational training that are essential to maintaining safe environments for children at risk.
Purpose, Potential and Empowerment
Empowering the next generation, and providing them with the tools, encouragement, and support to build their own futures through the power of their potential, and their purpose of existing.
Long-Term Quality Care
Providing stability and loving families to children and young adults who have been orphaned or abandoned, and ensuring that they are supported, encouraged and loved throughout their lives.
Winning Souls For Jesus Christ
Dedicated to serving the disenfranchised, changing their lives aided by the word of Christ, and helping them understand their God-given potential to lead a better life in God’s path.
FOR MILLIONS OF VULNERABLE CHILDREN THE WORLD
YOU ARE THE ANSWER. MAKE AN IMPACT NOW!
Your monthly support to our orphan’s program will help ensure orphans receive the elevated loving care they need to thrive, and it will allow us to be the hands and feet of hope to orphans in need all around the world. This means that orphaned children will have access to daily Scripture reading, healthy food, medical care, education, and 24/7 loving care they need to grow up happy and healthy. This is truly life-changing, and sadly, is not the norm in Liberia’s Orphanages.
WAYS TO MAKE A DONATION
At Delano King Foundation, we foster that feeling of belonging while looking after each child’s needs and aspirations. You can be part of our by donating to Delano King Foundation. Your gift will help provide care, a safe home, and tools for orphaned and abandoned children so they can grow and thrive. It’s easy—donate online or by check at PO Box 7041 | Newark, DE 19714.