THE FOUNDATION

Last Updated Friday, 23 June 2017

The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) has made great progress in its comprehensive scholarship program, youth empowerment activities and women's gatherings since its inception. All of the aforementioned comprise GPFA's core work, coupled with a pointed and successful-to-date focus on capacity building, budgeting, fundraising and relationship building. 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. 

With a Mission to promote holistic transformation in Africa by facilitating equal access to opportunities in all spheres of influence, whilst envisioning a peaceful, reconciled and empowered Africa that is responsible for investing in sustained individual and collective growth and development, GPFA has set goals. 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 work to expose students to actual opportunities beyond the classroom that enhances academic performance and encourage competitions with their peers around the globe. The Foundation provides socio-economic opportunities for its targeted population through skills training and the like, to enable economic independence and the attainment of future goals.

GPFA's targeted focus is on women, girls and youth. The allocation of economic opportunities and social services are consistent sources of tension among Liberians. Monrovia, as the seat of government and largest city, receives many resources and remains the closest beacon of opportunity for the Liberian youth. GPFA believes that development and allocation of opportunity must be distributed within and beyond Monrovia to obtain redistributive growth. Thus, GPFA works to get services to girls, women and youth in the leeward counties so as to address the objective to apportion economic and educational resources to underserved communities. Partnerships to develop programs that educate and empower girls and youth in their own communities are actively being sought and welcomed.