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  • Outreaching To The Community

    Outreaching to the community
  • Outreaching To The Community

    Outreaching to the community
  • Founder of Kona Rescue Mission and KRMA

    My name is Felecia Kona Gworlekaju founder of the Kona Rescue Mission; I was born and raised in Liberia. Graduated from College of West Africa High school Monrovia, Liberia – graduated from the Phoenix University in Atlanta, George. I grew up in a community with underprivileged kids that did not have the opportunity to achieve in life. The stories of these kids around me have a profound impact on my life. I wanted to help at that age 10, but the ability to do so was limited. My aunt used to share with other families in the community that did not have the means to sustain themselves, like giving out food and sometimes financial assistance. I asked the question to myself why is she doing all of these things but I never understood the power of giving than to receive. I saw young girls who slept with older men for money to sustain their families, boys engaging in some indecent acts just to sustain themselves and their families, girls were abused, and raped – this is not just in Liberia but also in other places in the world. This life circle of given revolved around my life and had left a lasting impact on how I viewed the world as a whole. The vision is beyond me, and the strived is to reach all children who have the full potential that is locked in them, and we want to unlock that potential. I was opportune to relocate to the United States to better my life but the will to assist the children back in Liberia and around the world never ceased. I decided to take a job in the warehouse to assist financially. All of my first paychecks went towards building two hand pumps for people in the communities who had to walk miles to fetched safe drinking water. As I continued to work two jobs, I decided to extend my help to the elderly who were lacking basic needs. An elderly I met was sleeping on the floor for years and I decided to purchase some mattresses not just for her but other elderly who needed the same help. The smile on the faces of these elderly, people in communities and kids put a smile on my face as well. We want to see the future generation of Liberia and kids around the world who will play a positive role in the society success. The Kona Rescue Mission believe if a child is successful, their family will be successful along with the community and nation will also benefit from their success. There is an urgent need for children in Liberia to combat the odds working against them and education is one of those. These kids have had their fair share of devastating moments in their lives with many challenges that lie ahead of them. Letting a child knows that they still have hope, hope that has no boundary but has the desire to reach the top, and nothing can stop them. Although they were once ridiculed by society and thought the future would end of selling small goods or be at the bottom of society, they can see themselves as educators, doctors, nurses, or lawyers. Their hopes are increasing every day as long as they are in school that is why we need to sustain the scholarship program and the newly built school to create a better environment and lets Fatu and other kids know their dreams will live on.
  • Outreaching To The Community

    Coordinating with the youth
  • Outreaching To The Community

    Outreaching to the community
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