LLL in Ghana

We partnered with Habi in Ghana West Africa for this project. She says “Our overarching goal for this project was to improve the lives of underprivileged children in both the Home of Light Orphanage and the Wogu Primary School. For the orphanage, we focused on providing sustenance and essentials such as rice, oil, tomato paste, mackerel and other crucial items. …

Dream Team Sierra Leone

We partnered with Larry and “Dream Team Sierra Leone” on this project. Larry writes, “All members of this team who are distributing books did not have books in their own schools growing up. That’s the way it is in most African countries.” They distributed children’s books, soccer balls, and jump ropes to schools to foster literacy, physical fitness and well-being …

Literacy in Liberia

Joanna was one of the most passionate young people we’ve had the privilege to work with. She submitted a proposal so that one hundred children in her community could attend a free one-month literacy and numeracy program. She cited a statistic in her application that “more than 210,000 children of primary school age are unschooled in Liberia. This has been …

Spreading Healthy Love

When applying for a LLL grant, nineteen year old Olive told us, “In developing countries like Liberia, the access to sanitary pads for women and girls are limited and expensive. As the result, during their menstrual cycle, girls stay out of school. This then leads to academic underachievement and possibly drop out. The provision of sanitary pads to high school …

From Sukey to Cece in South Africa

“From Sukey to Cece is a PG13 story meant for middle and high school readers. It is meant to educate students about slavery and also bring awareness of modern day human trafficking. This abolitionist story and all books in this series are written and illustrated by kids for kids. A big thank you to Love Like Lija who granted money …

Newcomers Welcome

This month we partnered with a school district in the Chicago suburbs. Their grant application reads “Due to an influx of Newcomers from other countries and students moving into our district, the English Learning Team decided to start a new club to welcome, encourage and support Newcomer students (any new student in grades 1-5) at each of the four schools.  All …

LLL in Kawete Uganda

This project had the reach of LLL extend to Kawete, Uganda. We partnered with St. Louis area high school student, Hudson, who traveled to Uganda last year and learned about the specific needs for this school. He used grant money to purchase Lusoga language bibles and desks for CCLSU, an elementary-middle school. When Hudson visited, they only had a few …

Peace Summit 2022

LLL was a proud partner of the Peace Summit 2022 in Liberia. Thirty youths and young adults came together for the three day event to discuss “The Role of Youth in Peace Building.”   According to event organizers, “Liberia is a country that has been ravaged by fourteen years of civil unrest and crippled by the experience of two deadly …

Clean Drinking Water

In June 2021, new wells were dug at three elementary schools in rural Liberia. The wells provided clean drinking water for over 1000 children every school day but there was no safe drinking water at home for most of the students and their non-school-age siblings, parents and elders. Most families in these villages fetched water from dirty creeks and rivers …

Leaders in Liberia

We are so grateful for the opportunity to again partner in Liberia. We sponsored a leadership development conference for over 75 young people. According to Rena who spearheaded the event, a young man from the African Dream Academy attended and said to send his “heartfilled thanks to Love Like Lija for partnering on this project.” Rena continued, “he hopes we …