Kporma: Education Can Save Rural Liberia

Kporma was founded by three young women of Liberian heritage who returned to there in 2012 to find it decimated by civil war with entire communities destroyed. They founded Kporma to focus on the education of the country’s youth. According to their web site, their model utilizes local resources to succeed. We work with local communities to supply the laborers, materials and a site to build our after-school resource rooms and centers. We also work with local schools and teachers to recruit students to our programs. We employ community volunteers to run all our after school initiatives. It is often said that “it takes a village to raise a child” and in this light that Kporma operates. Everything we do is community-based and centered.

This article is an excerpt from a longer piece about social entrepreneurship on the Wheelock Blog.