Please Join us at "An Evening of Unity with the Liberian Youth Orchestra." This will be the Liberian Youth Orchestra’s premier national concert and class graduation – an event we expect to grow annually. This event will be filled with beautiful string music, inspirational stories, a delicious meal, and a glimpse of the wonderful possibilities as we initiate a new and vital program of music education in Liberia. Seating is limited, so please reserve your ticket early.  Tickets are $20/each or group tickets may be purchased: Large tables, which seat 8 are $160, and small tables, which seats 5 are $100. Tickets may be purchased below, online ticket sales will include a $5 processing fee.  To purchase tickets in person, please contact the LYO Assistant Director McGill Kowula at 0 77 5405948, or the Jewel Starfish Foundation office at +231 77 689 3134. Mr. George Thomas - Business Manager Heart of Grace School: +231-886-708-251 or Ms. Miatta W. Giddings - Principal Heart of Grace School: +231-880-655-795

Please Join us at "An Evening of Unity with the Liberian Youth Orchestra." This will be the Liberian Youth Orchestra’s premier national concert and class graduation – an event we expect to grow annually. This event will be filled with beautiful string music, inspirational stories, a delicious meal, and a glimpse of the wonderful possibilities as we initiate a new and vital program of music education in Liberia. Seating is limited, so please reserve your ticket early.

Tickets are $20/each or group tickets may be purchased: Large tables, which seat 8 are $160, and small tables, which seats 5 are $100. Tickets may be purchased below, online ticket sales will include a $5 processing fee.

To purchase tickets in person, please contact the LYO Assistant Director McGill Kowula at 0 77 5405948, or the Jewel Starfish Foundation office at +231 77 689 3134. Mr. George Thomas - Business Manager Heart of Grace School: +231-886-708-251 or Ms. Miatta W. Giddings - Principal Heart of Grace School: +231-880-655-795

Ticket Prices

WHO WE ARE

 
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Change Agent Network is a Christ-centered registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization which goal is to transform the entire nation of Liberia through Education, Mentorship, Sustainable Development and the Hope of the Gospel.

OUR MISSION

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To Connect Underserved Liberian Communities with Global Partners to Launch Locally Sustainable Schools to Break the Cycle of Poverty Through Education in Liberia.

OUR VISION

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A New and Better Liberia that is Free of Corruption, Physical, Mental, Relational and Spiritual poverty.

 

WHY LIBERIA?

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Liberia is a country in West Africa which was founded in the 1800s, established, colonized, and controlled by citizens of the United States and ex-Caribbean slaves as a colony for former African American slaves and their free black descendants. The constitution and system of government of Liberia were modeled on that of the United States. Liberia's first constitution was written by Professor Simeon Greenleaf of Harvard Law School in 1847. Liberia’s population is 4.5 million which is about the size of the state of Ohio. 

 LIBERIA FACING OVERWHELMING CHALLENGES

  • Average age in Liberia is 18 years

  • Second poorest country in the world

  • 85% unemployment rate

  • $100 per month minimum wage

  • 1 in 4 Liberian children can read a sentence

  • lowest enrollment rate of children in school in the world

  • 60% Literacy rate

  • Fewer than 40% of children complete primary education. Liberia has been majorly affected by the recent civil wars (1989-1996), government mismanagement, and the recent Ebola breakout in 2014. Click here to learn more history of Liberia.

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  1. To connect with Liberians and global partners to launch locally sustainable schools to break the cycle of poverty through education in Liberia.

  2. To raise and mentor selfless, patriotic Christian Leaders who are critical thinkers with the life skills to transform Liberia.

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GOAL ONE

Our goal is to provide affordable quality Christian education to underserved children in Liberia by building a holistic Christian education center in each of the fifteen (15) counties of the country, border to border by 2030. Each center to provide academic and vocational, as well as education technology programs encompassing Nursery through Grade 12 with dormitory facilities, medical centers and agribusiness to sustain the center.

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GOAL TWO

To complete and launch the Change Agent Network University (CAN-U) located in Fissibu Town, Zorzor District, Lofa County, Northern Liberia.

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STEP 1

CAN provides the expertise in hiring and training the locals to build, operate and financially sustain their own school using local resources

STEP 2

Global and national partners or friends of Liberia make a one-time high impact donation to purchase building materials and startup capital to launch the school

STEP 3

The local community donates the school land, volunteer their time and services to build, operate and locally sustain their own school.

List of progress made thus far in Liberia:

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  • 17 Years invested in educational and sustainable development work

  • Over 3.5 million dollars raised for charity, the Gospel, education & developmental work

  • Shipped 14 forty foot containers of educational, medical, Christian Literature & relief supplies

  • Built 14 schools in 6 counties

  • Educating over 3,000 underserved children

  • 200 employees on payroll nationwide 

  • Graduated more than 2000 students

  • Built and donated 9 houses to homeless families

  • Taken over 100 global partners on short term mission & volunteer impact trips

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MOVING TO LIBERIA, WEST AFRICA TO SERVE

“My life changed so that I can change the lives of others”

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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just want to say hi. I will really love to hear from you. Email: mclarkson93@gmail.com Tel: (631) 220-1136

Hi there, my name is Michelle Clarkson currently living in Ocala Florida. I am an American from the great state of New York. I am 26 years old and I graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor Degree in Journalism. In September of 2019, I will be moving to Liberia to work alongside an incredible individual called Eric Wowoh, the Founder of Change Agent Network. This is the organization through which I will have the chance to teach, tell stories, and help the struggling people and underserved children of Liberia, Africa. Even though Liberia is the second poorest country in the world, and fewer than 40% of children complete primary education, Eric Wowoh has faithfully listened to the Lord and through his endless labor, has successfully built 14 schools in 6 counties. Change Agent Network (CAN), is a Christ-centered non-profit organization which goal is to transform the entire nation of Liberia through quality Christian education, mentorship, sustainable development, and the hope of the Gospel. Although Liberia has been majorly affected by civil wars (1989-1996), government mismanagement, and the recent Ebola breakout in 2014, I believe in a redemptive God who is mighty to save His children. Through this organization, The Lord is not only bringing education to people who are desperately seeking knowledge, and jobs to local communities, but I believe He is rewriting the story of a country that many people know little about. I am in awe that He would want to use me in this mission. 

In order to do this, I need you to partner with me. First and foremost, I need your prayer. While I am confident that the Lord has been preparing me for this, for far longer than I ever suspected, moving across the world by yourself is a daunting task. I ask that you would not only pray for me, but also for the hearts of the people that I will be working alongside, and the children I will have the privilege of serving. I ask that you would pray that they would be reminded of His hope each and every day and that the Lord would continue to use CAN in the beautiful West-African country of Liberia.

The other thing I need is financial help. Unlike my teaching job in Florida, my position in Liberia is not paid and I will need to raise money for my living expenses (everything from travel vaccines, food, gasoline for electricity, medical insurance, security, and travel.) I have seen God provide time and time again and have no doubt that He is working even in the midst of fundraising. My budget to make this transition to Liberia a success is $8,000 United States Dollars. Please help me financially to fulfill this calling upon my life. Your contributions are tax deductible.

Thank you so much in advance for covering me in prayer and for your financial support. I cannot wait to share with you all that He does in this time and how He uses us to bring His Kingdom to Earth as it is in Heaven. Remain blessed!

Please click here to read more of my personal story and journey with the Lord…


THE STORY OF OUR FOUNDER ERIC WOWOH

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Eric Willise Wowoh’s new book, Return Of A Refugee, shows firsthand how trauma and rejection turns a young African boy into a man committed to sacrificing his everything to transform the lives of others in a hurting world. This is the author’s emotional true-life story. It shows how he turned his tears, pains and struggles into a pathway of positive change, hope and opportunity in part for those who hurt and almost kill him. In spite of the fact that he had lived his entire life going through unimaginable atrocities at the hands of fellow human beings, he genuinely still believes in humanity, goodwill and God.