“Your greatness is not what you have, it’s what you give. Real charity is giving from the heart without taking credit.”
– Grigsby Zar (Executive Director – Hope For Destitute Kids)
Hope For Destitute Kids: Liberia/West Africa which endeavors to provide the needs (education, feeding, clothing, provision of safe drinking water, etc.) to underprivileged children in Liberia. HFDKL was established in 2014.
The organization’s existence is constructed on the lesson learned from the outbreak of the Ebola virus disease and from the dark days of Liberia’s ugly past (14 years of civil crisis). Stimulating an unbending effort to promote the progression of our national trajectory reflectively we recalled that the consequence of the aftermath of the fourteen years of civil conflict and the Ebola virus disease left many children to become orphans. Many do not have the basic social services. As a result, some end up begging, while others end up not being in school. Many are exposed to abuse.
14 years on following the end of the civil crisis and the 2014 Ebola virus outbreak leave us with these questions.
1. How many has been achieved on the part of government in addressing
the needs of it’s especially destitute children?
2. To what extent children’s vulnerability/exposure has been addressed?
These among others triggered the establishment of Hope For Destitute Kids Liberia with a grassroots approach that set’s underprivileged children as priority and agenda the mobilization of all stakeholders’ including local communities in order to give our future generation the future we envisioned- an enabling environment where they will not be only refer to as destitute children but an environment where their potential are tapped and developed to bring out the best in them to contribute meaningfully to the development of Liberia.