WHO WE ARE
Change Agent Network (CAN) is a Christ-centered 501 c (3) Human Service Nonprofit Organization with Primary Focus on Education in Liberia, West Africa.
To connect under-resourced Liberian Communities with Global Partners to launch locally sustainable schools to break the cycle of poverty in Liberia.
A new Liberia free of physical, mental, relational and spiritual poverty.
Our Brief History:
During the Liberian civil war in 1990, Eric was captured as a child by rebels, and was then beaten, tortured and left to die. Miraculously, he escaped and spent 14 years living in 11 different refugee camps. In 2002, around age 23, Eric was given a computer by a friend of his. He learned how to use the computer and began training other refugees from all over the continent of Africa. Eric has impacted the lives of many across the world and has established Change Agent Network from the origins of that one single desktop computer. In 2006, the U.S. Government, through a refugee resettlement program, brought Eric to America.
Broken but not Defeated: Animated story of Eric Wowoh our Founder and Executive Director.
We have successfully built 14 schools on 3 campuses and more campuses are currently under construction in 2 other Liberian counties. Within the past 7 years, Change Agent Network has graduated more than 1,400 students, many of which have become meaningful contributors to their community. One such student is Jerolimic Piah, the current Liberian Presidential Press Secretary.
CAN'S SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MODEL
CAN provides the expertise in training the locals to build, operate and financially sustain their own school.
Global partners or friends of Liberia make a one-time high impact donation to purchase building materials and startup capital to launch the school.
The local community donates the school land, volunteer their time and services to build, oversee and locally sustain their own school.
CAN's SELF-SUSTAINING SCHOOL MODEL
The school is self-sustained through our daily low cost school fess payment plan. This plan uses a car issued to every student and parent to track daily educational costs. The vast majority of parents and students live on a day-to-day basis, this gives them a simplified, easy and durable flat rate payment plan. The payment card creates 100% transparency and accountability between the school administration, parents, guardians and students. Click here for more info: http://www.canintl.org/education-for-liberia/
Change Agent Network at Praxis 2015 Nonprofit Accelerator Program Finale. Dallas, Texas USA.
CAN's Plan to Transform Liberia Through Education by 2025.
1. God First
Proverbs 3:6 says, “In everything you do, put God first, and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success”
To humbly serve others above self interest and ambitions
To be genuine and trustworthy in our service to humanity
To serve the needy with excellence in everything we do
5. Good Stewardship
To be faithful stewards of the resources God has entrusted into our hands
To provide capital, educational resources, professional training and infrastructures to the less privileged to meet their own needs
To establish a culture of share values, purpose, mission and vision
To build a relational organization