Alfalit International Liberia is an affiliate of Alfalit International based in Miami, Florida, the United States of America. Alfalit Liberia provides community and human development services teaches illiterate youths and adults to read, write and do simple mathematics.
Alfalit benefits thousands of Liberians and as well provides job skills for our students. The formation of Alfalit International Liberia dates back to 2005 when the former Bishop of the United Methodist in Liberia, the Reverend John G. Innis engaged the President of Alfalit International then, Rev. Roberto Perez in Washington DC with an appeal to extend Alfalit Literacy Program Liberia to help redeem Liberians from the dungeons of illiteracy.
Mission & Vision
OF LIBERIANS ARE ILLITERATE. THAT’S WHY ALFALIT WORKS IN LIBERIA.
67% of Liberian Women are illiterate with man accounting for 38%. Across the country’s 4.5 million population 52% of Liberians are illiterate. The core of the work we do for the thousands of beneficiaries we serve in Liberia is to teach illiterate youths and adults to read, write and do simple athematic or those are semi literate. currently we run 52 literacy centers in 5 counties: Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Bong, Margibi and Bomi Counties, with the total of 221 facilitators (teachers) and 10 Coordinators and 2,972 students.
This is Alfalit’s livelihood sustainability program that empowers our beneficiareis gain financial streght (added value). As beneficiaries of the literacy program reach level 3, being able to read numbers and do simple math as well compose simple sentences they get enrolled into the tailoring program. The goal of the job skills program is to help beneficiairies gain skills after leraning to read and write that enable them address their poverty concondition that became associated with their illiteracy. During each circle at least 250 students are enrolled into the skills training program.
“15 years on now after the end Liberia’s civil war, Liberia still has an illiteracy rate 52%. It’s a problem Alfalit Liberia with the support from Alfalit International and good friends have been aiding the Liberian government address.
“Therefore addressing Liberia’s high illiteracy nightmare requires full hands on desk from both the public and private sector with sincerity and love for self and country to help illiterate youths and adults get out from the darkness of illiteracy and come to the light education”
SUCCESS STORY JANUARY 2019
She rose from being a sweeper to a filing clerk at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
.”When I went to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find a job, I never knew how to spell my own name. I actually wanted to be hired as a filing Clerk, but because of my low education (illiterate) they made me a sweeper. I use to sweep. But right now, when I graduated from Alfalit I got my filing Clerk job back! Right now I am making my money and I am to support my children and then support myself to put food on my table. I have wanted to see you people to give my testimony. When I met Alfalit, I never knew how to spell or write my name. My last name was “Coine”, but because of my low education level, I added another “e” to my last name. I want to be thankful to Alfalit that today I can spell my name. Today I want to be boastful of Alfalit that I am right here working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs- the first ministry of the republic of Liberia as filing Clerk.”
Ellen Coine is 52 years old. She was 46 when she joined Alfalit Liberia literacy program in 2007. Ellen is a 2018 literacy graduate of Alfalit Liberia literacy program from the Doe Community Branch -Islamic Center -(Liberia).
She’s a single mother of 4 children abandoned by their father since 2003; thereby making her the only bread winner of her 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Your US$14 can keep a child in school and helps an adult fight off illiteracy.