who we are

Mindset Liberia Mission Statement:

To improve the quality of life and future prospects of the Liberian people, by first addressing their immediate needs and then establishing sustainable development practices for long term community growth and prosperity. Our objective is to keep the future of the Liberian people in their own hands, by providing them with the means to build and take ownership of their own healthy, productive, sustainable communities.

Why we are here

The first Liberian Civil War (1989-2003) was one of Africa’s bloodiest civil conflicts in the post-independence era. The war claimed more than two hundred and fifty thousand Liberian lives in a nation of 2.1 million people and displaced a million other citizens in refugee camps in neighboring countries. The civil war destroyed Liberia’s economy, infrastructure,  and sadly, the mindset of the people.

Liberia’s children were not only subjected to the usual terrors of war, but many were forced to be soldiers, and coerced into committing atrocities to include rape, mutilation, and murder; oftentimes against their own families. That generation of young boys and girls are now men and women living and reproducing in the Liberia we see today.  For 14 long years, this generation was exposed to, and engaged in violence that is beyond the imagination of people who have lived their lives in peace. This lost generation grew accustomed to using violence, threats, and looting to forcibly take what they wanted.  The end of the war left thousands of uneducated children and young adults dissociated from their families, with no plan to address the psychological effects and reintegrate them into society.

We at Mindset Liberia want to help change this by helping the people of Liberia to rebuild their lives and communities.

 

Mindset Liberia is a not-for-profit organization that will improve the quality of life and future prospects of the Liberian people, by first addressing their immediate needs and then establishing sustainable development practices for long-term community growth and prosperity. Our objective is to keep the future of the Liberian people in their own hands, by providing them with the means to build and take ownership of their own healthy, productive, sustainable communities.

We will begin by addressing the most critical and urgent needs of the communities we interact with and then use the rapport we build among the community members to implement educational, economic, medical, agricultural, and environmental development programs that the community will support, participate in, and eventually lead on their own.