HOKATHS is looking further ahead into a bigger and brighter future for poor communities in Liberia. We aim to expand and sustain our humanitarian services to the underserved and vulnerable people in this country with the acquired 10 acres of land in the VOA community in Brewerville. We plan to add another 40 acres to this initial purchase so more people can benefit from our future projects which include:
- Educational School
- Vocational School
- Foster Homes
- Radio Station
- Evangelical Church
- Printing Press
- Scholarship Programs
8 Future HOKATHS Projects for Liberia
Composed of primary to high school buildings, the new school will cater to over 7,000 students in rural communities in the VOA, most of them are presently unable to study in school due to poverty and lack of infrastructure. Since we have partnered with poorly funded public schools previously, we have the experience and insight to establish a new and modern school with sufficient facilities to ensure that thousands of students will receive quality education.
HOKATHS will build a vocational school for deprived rural communities in the Brewerville belt, a place with an estimated population of over 40,000 people. Presently, the women who are mostly bread winners for their families make handmade straw brooms from pine trees in order to survive while the men look for hard-to-find unskilled laborer jobs. They lack valuable skills to help them find jobs and livelihood projects so this school will train them for sustainable economic and social development.
Poor children and orphans in poverty-stricken Liberia are in dire need of care, support and supervision. We will create secure foster homes for them so they will be safe and happy, and they can go to school properly. Most of them live with extended families currently, many of whom are struggling too especially with elderly people and poor women. The children’s survival and future are at stake. In the comfort of their new home, they will be fortunate to seek counseling, discover camaraderie among peers and get the care they deserve.
The radio station will be a primary channel of communication for HOKATHS’ outreach programs. It will disseminate information and updates to the poor rural communities in Liberia. Our nonprofit radio will help reach more people in order to raise awareness regarding the plight of underserved communities and inform the national government and other stakeholders for immediate intervention.
Our group will spearhead the microeconomic projects for the communities through this factory which will serve as training and manufacturing facility for local products. We will promote the use of ingredients and recipes abundant in the area and showcase the rich culture and heritage of the Liberian people. Making, marketing and selling these local products will foster economic independence and sustainability for the people.
Bringing people together through the Word of God is a worthwhile mission for HOKATHS in communities we’re supporting in Liberia. We will build a church to spread the story of goodness of love and life through Christ. Our brothers and sisters in the country will benefit from the message of love, forgiveness, healing and restoration of spirit through this church.
Factual and updated information and news are essential for the awareness of the local communities. If they are informed, they are better equipped to make sensible decisions for the good of their community. HOKATHS will launch a printing press where newspapers and magazines can be spread throughout the community. This initiative will educate the people on social awareness, civic engagement and will also increase the literacy level in the rural communities.
HOKATHS’ initiative on women empowerment and capacity building led Eric, our founder, to provide a scholarship grant to Rebecca Balah, a deserving yet hard-up rural woman in the VOA community. After graduating at the VOA Academy, she showed interest in pursuing college and HOKATHS granted her request right away. Now, she’s currently at New Hope School of Health Sciences as a Nursing student. She received $600 to accommodate her academic requirements for one semester. Our nonprofit group aims to continue this kind of scholarship program to benefit more women so they can graduate and serve their communities in the future.