The Liberia Orphan Education Project (LOEP) provides educational support and professional development for teachers, and sends school supplies, textbooks, and supplementary reading materials to orphans and vulnerable children in Liberia, West Africa. LOEP partners with accredited orphanages and schools, assisting with educational needs of children who have been directly impacted by years of civil war. LOEP began in 2002 as a small humanitarian relief network that provided basic needs for orphans at several institutions in the greater Monrovia area. The effort grew and became incorporated as a 501(c) 3 organization in the United States. Since that time, LOEP has focused on educational support by shipping books, school supplies, classroom instructional aids, and teaching materials used by hundreds of students and teachers a year. Utilizing volunteer training teams, LOEP has instituted teacher and peer training programs and created a highly successful “Mobile Classroom” that enables multiple teachers to easily share classroom instructional resources. With assistance from LOEP, the Mobile Classroom
has been adapted by other relief efforts and is now being used in Haiti and other parts of the world. The mission of the Liberia Orphan Education Project is to assist in the education of orphans and vulnerable children in Liberia, helping them become responsible, educated citizens of a peaceful nation and the world.