Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa
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Where: Congo Town, Monrovia, Liberia
The organization envisions a peaceful, reconciled and empowered Africa that is responsible for investing in sustained individual and collective growth and development. Reflecting an institutional conviction – and international consensus – that peaceful, sustained development requires the meaningful participation and advancement of women and youth, the Foundation focuses its efforts on advancing the breadth of educational and leadership development opportunities for these key groups. A comprehensive scholarship program, youth empowerment activities and women’s gatherings comprise the Foundation’s core work.

GPFA has two main Program areas - Education and Leadership. For its Educational track, the Foundation aims to meet the educational and human development needs of young people in Africa by providing scholarship opportunities to students meeting set criteria. GPFA also provides socio-economic opportunities for its targeted population through skills training, to enable economic independence and the attainment of future goals. The Leadership track is set to develop a fresh class of African Leaders and Entrepreneurs. To guarantee a continental community that can boast of this kind of innovative leadership, GPFA is partnering with respectable and proven global leaders in various fields, to serve as nurturers and mentors for this transformation. Through its Annual Youth Gatherings and Camps, GPFA will create a platform for young people to engage continental and world leaders on socio-economic, political and cultural governance. Additionally, a service-learning environment where young people are empowered to take ownership in giving back to their communities will be created.

To provide 360 degrees educational and leadership support to youth and women.

A peaceful Africa where investment in individual and community empowerment is prioritized as major incentive for sustained growth and development.

To provide educational and leadership opportunities that prepare young people to positively contribute to sustained growth and development in Africa.

Ongoing Programs:
1. African Girls Leadership Initiative
a. provide full housing and tuition costs of schooling
b. provides all school materials, books and uniforms when applicable
c. provides paid internships for participants

2. Rivercess County Afternoon Enrichment Program
Funded with support from the African Petroleum company, RCAEP enables GPFA to serve one of Liberia's most underdeveloped counties.

3. Moving Beyond the Classroom Symposiums
Young adults and children convene with notable speakers and high-profile figures to discuss the challenges and opportunities of obtaining a quality education in Liberia.

4. Segal Ambassador Family Planning Ambassador Program
With funding from the Segal Family Foundation, GPFA trains Family Planning Ambassadors to educate other young women and men about their reproductive choices and sexual health.

5. Annual Scholars Gathering
GPFA organizes an annual conference of its scholarship beneficiaries to discuss their successes and challenges in securing an education, preparing for the future, and making healthy choices for themselves and their families.

6. Peace Through Fair Play
An annual youth camp targeting young Liberians using sports and recreation to promote peace and reconciliation.

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