Developing Leaders for a Better Tomorrow!
A community/society cannot flourish without good leadership. It is the leader who inspires the people around him and gives them the vision to work towards a better future. This is especially important when it comes to countries and communities that have been hit in the worst ways possible by poverty. After being knocked down by two civil wars and an Ebola epidemic, the people of Liberia need someone to give them hope!
The Ri’ayah Foundation, through our Leadership Development Program, works with individuals to equip them with the skills and the mindset to become true leaders. This will allow them to develop not only their own capabilities, but also to work cooperatively with those around them in their community. Our program helps people take responsibility for their actions and become accountable for what they do and say.
In order to empower the people in Liberia, we wish to work with them to develop conduits of leadership for the present and the future. Our goal is to start with one community at a time, ensuring we meet our goals by working step by step.
Through our Leadership Development Program, we cultivate individuals by focusing on the individuals themselves, by teaching them how to inspire others, and, most importantly, we teach individuals how to create a culture of harmony and fellowship among the community. This allows everyone to work together to improve the overall well-being and health of the Liberian people.
Leadership Development for Women
We highly encourage women to take part in our Leadership Development Program, as it allows them to address and overcome the critical issues that hold them back. Ri’ayah offers women the opportunity to gain a sense of direction and purpose, giving them the energy and the motivation to lead fulfilling lives. With role models such as former President and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace, where 200 women banded together to force politicians to end the 14 years of civil war; and other women heavily vested in Liberian government and politics following the civil wars, girls can finally see that women are not destined only to become caretakers in the home, with all-consuming duties of cooking and attending the needs of their family full time. They can see in the role models before them that, with a quality education and its accompanying self-esteem and self-reliance, they can attain positions of leadership and they can make a difference in the lives of their community—and even their country.