ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa was legally established in Liberia in February 2012 with the mission to promote holistic transformation in Africa by facilitating equal access to opportunities in all spheres of influence; whilst envisioning a peaceful, reconciled and empowered Africa that is responsible for investing in sustained individual and collective growth and development.

VISION

An empowered population of women and youth committed to a transformed, peaceful and reconciled Africa.

MISSION

To provide outstanding education and leadership opportunities to women and youth

Our American Partner

Gbowee Peace Foundation-USA

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA, based in New York City, mobilizes resources to support grassroots organizations that increase access to education and development for women and girls in West Africa, with a particular focus on making strategic investments in the work of Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa in Liberia. Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA also promotes public engagement with the vision and work of our founder, Leymah Gbowee, and seeks to share the lessons of her leadership.

Our Liberian Partners

GPFA partners with local educational organizations and institutions with the purpose of working together to promote the greater good of Liberia by providing an excellent academic environment for learning and positive socialization. We do this through the allocation of funds with the goal of boosting female enrollment at their institutions.

 

Foundation for Recreation & Children's Education (FORCE)

FORCE is an organization that specializes in taking students off the streets and putting them back into schools. Our 3-year partnership with FORCE provides tuitions for all 40 students at FORCE in grade 1-12 grade.

Helping Our People Excel (HOPE)

HOPE runs an intimate program with a small student-teacher ratio. Their students are mostly children of ex-soldiers who cannot afford tuition. GPFA partners with HOPE to retain underprivileged students by subsidizing tuition costs for 20 students.

Monrovia Football Academy (MFA)

MFA is Liberia’s first football academy that has a gender-balanced curriculum. GPFA sponsors ten females at MFA with the goal of encouraging girls to pursue education and challenge gender stereotypes around them playing soccer. 

Christain Community Institute

CCS is a junior high school that is currently undergoing expansion due to an increase in student enrollment. Our partnership includes a monetary contribution towards the expansion of the school, improving classroom infrastructures and subsidizing of teachers’ salaries.