Educate West Point (EWP), Monrovia, Liberia

Educate West Point (EWP) is a grassroots NGO in Liberia working to provide individualized educational, psychosocial and financial support to those most vulnerable youth living in the slum of West Point. EWP brings a dynamic workforce together to provide a holistic approach to youth’s development: they support their beneficiaries by facilitating their return to school while providing them with access to basic services including healthcare, counselling, and two meals a day. Their educational curricula in the after school programs includes service projects and activities that develop the student’s self-worth, confidence and leadership skills.

They support the entire family’s development by providing not only educational support to children, but also offering the parents and care givers training and support to develop business plans to expand their existing income generation mechanisms with a small cash injection and village saving loan association.

Their current programs include:

  • Early Childhood Centre – 3-5 years old, 30 students
  • After School Program – 8-11 years old, 30 students. Ranged from 4th to 8th grade
  • Back to School Full Sponsorship Program – 8-11 years old, 25 students. Ranged from 4th to 6th grade
  • Village Savings Loans Association.

Educate West Point Liberia was created by former international expatriates who worked in Liberia with various INGO’s. They are now in the Board of Directors of Educate West Point Inc., a sister US-based non-profit public charity that serves as a grant making body to support partner organizations. The team visits Liberia each quarter to provide support, seek funding opportunities and build connections. The local team in Liberia is composed by 8 staff and the Finance Department has a CFO and Finance Officer. Mitch Mercer, the Chairman, is currently working for the Danish Refugee Council, based in NE Nigeria, and visits EWP Liberia 3 times per year. Mitch was the one who got in touch with us to request support on behalf of EWP; the organisation was also referred to us by one of our partners.


For more information, visit their website.