Read To Ride 101: The Future of Liberia
Developing Engaging Lives For Young Girls
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
Liberia is home to an estimated 4.8m people with a median age of 18 years old and
a literacy rate below 50%. Yet educational expenditures are below 5% of the GDP
The inception of Read 2 Ride 101 begins with foundational projects that engage the interest of Liberian children
We will combat Liberia’s food insecurity by creating a multifaceted agriculture plan led by educated and empowered young Liberians skilled in Agriculture.
We will educate and create future leaders in the agriculture and tourism industries at the Read 2 Ride 101 Vocational Tech High School.
Please click on the player in the next section; enjoy our introduction video and our charitable information below.
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"It Can Only Be Done With Your Help"
Read To Ride 101 is committed to a goal of 85% operating expenses to be used for projects that benefit the youth of Liberia, West Africa.
We are registered with the IRS and our organization’s 501(c)3 status is pending and donations are tax deductible in keeping with government tax laws.
READ 2 RIDE 101
Youths committed to reading & monthly book reports, get eligibility to ride!
Reading Comprehension and Creative Writing
Children will attend weekly reading workshops and write stories
Intro into the fine arts with execution of drawing, painting and sculpture.
Young Women Empowerment
Mentors doing workshops to inspire and build confidence
Moderator – audience – storyline – spontaneous acting and an intriguing Q&A!
First time access to a laptop computer, time and a knowledgeable instructor.
Intro To Science
Using simple tools, conduct experiments to learn basic scientific principles
Read To Ride: "The Future of Liberia"
Read 2 Ride 101 [Liberia] will offer practical solutions to the multi-faceted problems the country’s youths are facing. Our programs and infrastructure will help educate and empower future leaders to stabilize Liberia’s food sources and economy. We are calling on the assistance of foreign philanthropists, partners, and friends of Liberia to help the next generation of leaders in re-building this country as their forefathers did.
Unsure which of the current Read To Ride 101 projects you wish to support?
An easy step is to just make a ‘general donation’ and our team will apply your funding to our foundational base to help uplift the quality of all of our projects.
History of Liberia
Liberia was founded by the American Colonization Society (ACS), a group established in 1816 to encourage and support the migration of free Africans Americans to the continent of Africa.
Many of the settlements names are similar to those found in the US. Examples Maryland, Virginia, Arlington, Mississippi, and Georgia. The first group of settlers landed on Providence Island, just off the Atlantic Ocean on January 7, 1821. The settlement was called Critopolis, now known as Monrovia and named after US President James Monroe. Sensing their vulnerability because of European Colonialism, they elected representatives to a constitutional convention during which they declared the country’s independence on July 26, 1847, and named the new country Liberia….from the Latin word Libre free.
The declaration noted that they were originally inhabitants of the Untied States of America and the constitution was drafted by Hilary Teague giving universal suffrage which was unique for that period. It also granted automatic citizenship for anyone from anywhere with negro blood.
The settlers dominated the Liberian political landscape for about 150 years until 1980, when William R. Tolbert, was assassinated and the government replaced by a military regime. Eventually, leading to a bloody civil war in December 1989, that ended in October 2005.
In 2006, Liberia elected Mrs. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female president in the history of the continent. She served for two six year terms and was succeeded by George Manneh Weah, the current President.