The Center for Education & Leadership Development Initiative

An Affiliate of Urban Promise International (UPI)

celdi-liberia

Announcements

OUR PRAYER CORNER

OUR PRAYER NEEDS:

Pray for:

  • The opening of CELDI Academy (in September 2022)
  • The ministry of CELDI to the children of Liberia
  • CELDI's operational budget
  • The second phase of CELDI Academy construction project
  • Our Child Sponsorship Program
  • Good health and long life for all our partners and donors
  • The health and education of all CELDI's kids
  • Mission's trip to Liberia (Nov. 4-12, 2022)
  • Our Board of Directors (USA & Liberia)
  • Our Fundraising Campaigns

"Changing Liberia One Child at a Time."

 

VACANCIES AT CELDI ACADEMY

March 30, 2022

This is to inform the General Public that vacancies for the below listed positions exist at The Center for Education and Leadership Development Initiative Academy (CELDI Academy) located on the Josephine Harris Boulevard, Ben Town Community, Marshall Highway:

·     Principal
·     Vice Principal for Instructions (VPI)
·     Classroom Teacher
·     Care-Giver/Teacher’s Aid

FOR MORE INFO

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

HAPPENINGS AT CELDI

There is a pending Missions trip to Liberia for November 4-12, 2022. The purpose of this trip is to provide you the opportunities to serve kids and communities in the following ways:

  • Acquaintance with Sponsored and sponsored kids,
  • Partake in the official opening of CELDI Academy.
  • Partake in the official launching of CELDI in Liberia
  • Reassure communities of the love of Christ and CELDI's commitment to "Change Liberia one Child at a Time."

All interested individuals are asked to please contact Rev. E. Alfred Walker for more information at ewalker@celdiinc.org / e.alfredwalker@yahoo.com or +16094234497.

About Us

The Center for Education and Leadership Development Initiative, Liberia (CELDI-Liberia) is a children and youth development organization that focuses on the educational, leadership, Christian spiritual, and social developments of underprivileged children and youth from slum communities in Liberia. We seek to provide interventions in education because a “significant number of children drop out of school before finishing primary school and those who do graduate are often promoted to the next grade without the skills and learning needed for continued success. This has resulted in high rates of underachievement, low self-esteem, less interest in education, and high drop-out rates within our target communities.”

OUR VISION

To see a new generation
of proactive servant-leaders with the commitment to develop others, build
stronger communities, cultivate a quality educational system, and create a culture of academic excellence among underprivileged children
and youth.

OUR MISSION

To change Liberia one
child at a time by developing children and youth from vulnerable communities,
breaking the circle of poverty through education, and raising a new generation of servant leaders to proactively transform and serve their communities with distinction and the principles of God.

OUR GOAL

To improve the quality
of leadership development, education, and mentorship of underprivileged children and youth who attend our programs, building their capacities to improve their chances of continuous development as
they transition from one stage of life to the other in society.

OUR PROGRAMS

CELDI is an organization that is focused on leadership development, education, and mentorship for underprivileged children and youth (students).  Our core programs are designed to work with schools and communities.  As such, our programs are divided into chapters according to the divisions of the schools. We have the Elementary & Junior High Chapter, the High School Chapter, the College Chapter (coming up soon), and the Life-Skill Chapter.  The following are the programs that each chapter contains:

THE ELEMENTARY & JUNIOR HIGH CHAPTER

  • Mentoring Children

After school Program, caters to the educational, spiritual, and social needs of underprivileged children through quality tutorial assistance.

Summer Camp, offers two weeks activities of breakfast, lunch, devotion, Christian games, field trips, leadership development, etc.

Feeding, provides one meal btw school and home for every child who comes to our program every Mon., Wed., and Fri.

Child Sponsorship, provides sponsorship opportunities for underprivileged children to get quality education.

Program Impact: served over 600 kids and youths

HIGH SCHOOL CHAPTER

  • Mentoring High School Students

Servant-Leadership development, mentors youths to encourage diversity of thoughts, create a culture of trust, and have selfless minds.

Civic & Voters' Education, acquaints young electorates with the basic concepts of democracy and the role of elections in democracy and governance; stressing the importance of one's vote.

Youth Priority Development Summit, gathers youths once every year to plan and develop problem-solving strategies for their future, communities, and country.

Program Impact: served over 150 youths

COLLEGE CHAPTER

  • Mentoring College Students (Coming Soon)

Servant-Leadership development, mentors youths to encourage diversity of thoughts, create a culture of trust, and have selfless minds.

Civic & Voters' Education, acquaints electorates in college with the basic concepts of democracy and the role of elections in democracy and governance; stressing the importance of one's vote.

Youth Priority Development Summit, gathers youths once every year to plan and develop problem-solving strategies for their future, communities, and country.

Job Skills Training/Internship

Academic writing

Aiding Search for foreign scholarships


LIFE-SKILLS CHAPTER

  • Mentoring "Vulnerable" Girls

Life skills, such as  sexual and reproductive health, decision-making ,and gender rights, provided in a safe space;

Livelihoods promotion, like skills development, vocational, and entrepreneurship trainings (in Tie & Dye, Soap making and Pastry)

Financial support, often in the form of financial literacy training and microloans


CELDI Core Values

Hope

Nurturing hope in vulnerable children

Love

Sharing Christ's Love with the underprivileged

Discipline

Developing children into disciplined leaders  

Education

Breaking the circle of poverty through education 

 Servant-leadership

Daring to raise up a new generation of servant leaders

Get Involved

  • Upcoming Events

    Missions Trip to Liberia
    Nov 4, 2022 12:00am
  • Wish List

    Desks for CELDI Academy
    Number Needed:  60
    Ongoing Need
    15kva Generator for CELDI Academy
    Number Needed:  1
    Ongoing Need
    Staff In-country Capacity Building
    Number Needed:  10
    Ongoing Need
    Sponsor a child
    Number Needed:  100
    Ongoing Need
    Sponsor a Camp
    Number Needed:  2
    Ongoing Need
    Laptop & Desktop Computers
    Number Needed:  30
    Ongoing Need

    Volunteer | Intern

    Coming soon - online application

    Sponsor a Student

    Today!

    LET'S START
    March 8, 2022
    Missions Invitation to Liberia 2022

    Please click HERE!  Missions Invitation to Liberia 2022

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    December 7, 2021
    Annual Ministry Updates 2020/2021

    Please click HERE!  Prayer Letter/Annual Ministry Updates 2020/2021

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    March 16, 2021
    Ministry Update

    CELDI Ministry Updates

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    December 4, 2020
    CELDI Update

    CELDI Ministry Updates

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    Testimony

    "It is not what I earn but what I learn. I joined CELDI in September 2016, as a student mentor with no job experience. Few months later, a relative of mine encouraged me to serve as a bartender for $100 a month. I weighed the offer and the skills that I would acquire at CELDI and made the decision to work as a student mentor. Today, I am proud to say that I have acquired a lot of skills that are currently helping me. I am participating in essay writing and speech competitions, I am able to develop my own lessons for kids, and have improved my computer skills. I am thankful to God that I made the right choice. CELDI is wonderful and I hope to serve it for as long as it exists.”

    MARIAM DUNBAR

    Student Mentor

    Meet Our Team

    A team of committed Staff who are making great sacrifices towards changing Liberia one child at a time.

    Rev. E. Alfred Walker, MATS

    Founder/Executive Director
    He holds a master’s degree from the Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the Resident Pastor at Trumpet of Praise Tabernacle (PCAFI), Monrovia, Liberia and the Former President of the National Youth & Young Adult Body of the Pentecostal Churches of the Apostolic Faith (PCAFI-Liberia Diocese). He is passionate about leadership, Education, and mentorship of children and youth. His passion for these has got him involved in several initiatives for children and youth in Liberia and the USA.
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