After School Center
2019 is the year Universal Outreach will open an after school center. After school programs are rare in Liberia and we want students to have an inspiring safe place that provides them with creative learning opportunities.
There are over 4000 kids living within walking distance of this center and we’re confident the demand will be great. The National Liberian Cultural troop is already practicing in our compound because they couldn’t wait for the renovation to finish!
Building renovation $25,000 / Furnishings for one learning room – $1200 / Screen and projector – $700 / Laptop computer with Microsoft Office – $600 / Sponsor a program – $500 / Table and 4 chairs for library- $300 / Set of books for the library – $100 / Rolling Book cart -$150 / Month of Internet for the computer lab – $250 / Pay for child to attend a program – $50
Food Processing Lab
Food processing is a popular way to earn a living in Liberia and we want to ensure new business people have a hygienic space to get their idea off the ground. Buying equipment can be a barrier to entry when only one business is using the equipment so we’re developing a food processing lab where commonly used equipment can be shared amongst new start ups. We have a room available for this in the processing facility and we need the following:
All equipment- $10,000 / Stoves- $400 / Fridges – $500 / Freezers – $400 / Mixing equipment and blenders- $1000 / Dehydrator -$2000 / Nut grinder – $2500/ Measuring and weighing tools – $250 / Pots and pans – $300 / Utensils – $200
Train a Community to Beekeep
This program consists of an introduction to beekeeping course and a hive building workshop. The initial training is then followed by monthly workshops at the hives to enable hands-on learning. Each community is equipped with three hives per participant, five beekeeping kits and a solar extractor. The Universal Outreach beekeeping extension team continues to support these new beekeepers even after the course is finished. This program is where it all begins and the Universal Outreach beekeeping trainers are the best in the country. Learn more here.
Training a community (20 people) – $11,500 / Train one farmer to beekeep – $575 / Honey collection and training center in Lofa County – $6,500 / Give a community a honey extractor kit – $300 / Give a farmer a beekeeping suit – $100 / Give a farmer a smoker – $50 / Give a bee hive – $40
Beekeeping Extension Team
Our beekeeping extension team is essential for the development of the honey industry in Liberia. Consisting of Liberia’s most knowledgeable beekeepers, this team travels throughout the country to train new beekeepers and provide ongoing support. They offer a hand, provide resources and share new information. They also collect data on bee health and colonization rates so trends in bee populations can be monitored. It’s a sweet job and we need your help to keep this valuable team in the field.
$8000 – Salary and transportation for an extension worker for a year / $670 – Salary and transportation for an extension worker for a month / $4500 – Motorcycle for an extension worker / $400 – Extension worker beekeeping kit
Advanced Beekeeping Course
Each year 20 of the most promising new beekeepers gather for 7 days of instruction that will take their skills to the next level and provide them with the opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences. This chance to attend this workshop motivates beekeepers to work hard throughout the year.
$4000 – For a 7 days workshop / $200 – For one beekeeper to attend
Bright Stars Scholarship Program
This is your opportunity to reward a diligent student. These scholarships inspire students to do their best and they help eliminate financial barriers that can get in the way of children attending school. Scholarships are awarded based on yearly grades and an independent assessment test. The recipient of your scholarship may change each year. Learn more here.
$40/month for a scholarship that covers tuition, school supplies and extracurricular academic activities (or $480/year)
$20/month for a partial scholarship that covers tuition expenses (or $240/year)
To provide a scholarship, click orange donate now button and make a one time payment or choose the monthly payment option.
Trades School Scholarships
Trades are always in demand and you can help a young person learn a decent living by providing them with a scholarship to a trades school.
$50/ month covers tuition costs and registration fees ($600/year)