The Center for Education and Leadership Development Initiative, Liberia (CELDI-Liberia) is a children and youth development organization that focuses on the educational, leadership, Christian spiritual, and social developments of underprivileged children and youth from slum communities in Liberia. We seek to provide interventions in education because a “significant number of children drop out of school before finishing primary school and those who do graduate are often promoted to the next grade without the skills and learning needed for continued success. This has resulted in high rates of underachievement, low self-esteem, less interest in education, and high drop-out rates within our target communities.”
Based in the capital city of Monrovia, CELDI is serving over 150 children and youth per day using the UrbanPromise model of afterschool (Third Place Initiative-TPI) program and summer camp. E. Walker, a graduate of the UrbanPromise School of Leadership, has a vision to transform the lives of his community through this ministry.