managed by J. Galvanek
Growing Tree Liberia gGmbH is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany. GTL is run by a small team working closely and collaboratively with partners in Liberia. We seek to assist Liberians to achieve a more sustainable future. GTL is in the process of establishing a child care complex that will provide residential care for vulnerable and neglected children, in particular orphans, at a site 45 minutes north of Monrovia in Bomi County. In the long term, Growing Tree Child Care Program plans to establish a foster care system linked to the child care complex in order to offer children a more permanent home and an individual family to care for them. GTL also provides school fees for 19 children in the impoverished downtown Monrovia neighborhood of Clay Street, allowing children to attend school who would otherwise not be able to.
We had a wonderful visit in Liberia this month to personally witness the ongoing construction of the security perimeter foundation for the future child care center in Sass Town. We are thrilled with the progress that we are currently making! The ditch for the 3-foot foundation is first being dug out, and the blocks that we molded on site before the rainy season are then being placed. This is hard work in the blazing Liberian sun and we so are grateful for the support from the community in Sass Town and their willingness to take on this construction job. We still need $4,500 to completely finish the foundation, which we need to do as quickly as possible so that we can begin to farm some of the land. So please spread the word about our vision for Liberian street children. Thank you for your support!