The MacDella Cooper Foundation (MCF) focuses on improving education for children in Liberia, because free public education doesn't exist there. The country is still recovering from a decade-long civil war that left 250,000 dead and forced 700,000 to flee.
Children from impoverished communities or orphanages cannot afford to attend school without sponsorship from charities like MCF. MCF sends 75 students from the impoverished Duport Road community to a local school in Liberia, but conditions are not perfect - absenteeism is often an issue, because children trek long distances to school and don't have parents encouraging them. To break the poverty cycle in Liberia, we need to start with one child at a time - taking them out of their stressful environment and placing them into a nurturing, enlightening one.