Population below poverty line (2007 est)

62.4% Male & 32.8% Female

Literacy rate. Total population (2015 estimate)

The education system & economy

in Liberia has been majorly affected by the recent civil wars (1989-1996), government mismanagement, and the recent Ebola breakout in 2014.

The second poorest country in the world



Edify began operations in 2013.

Halfway through FY2021, we have impacted 112,765 students with a Christ-centered education.


School leaders trained: 428  |  Teachers trained: 152


40 loans disbursed to 40 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $135,571


Total Schools Impacted

*Mid-year impact from October 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021.


Nyanda Biaty Duworko, Interim Liberia Country Director

Nyanda joined Edify in June 2014 and brings a wealth of experience in youth spiritual development and has worked with many students in basic schools all over Liberia.

Andrew Diggs, 
Technology Support Officer

Andrew Diggs joined Edify as a Technology Support Officer in June 2016. Previously, he worked as a training director at Quick Impact Computer Services and earlier for Eagle Graphic World and Emerald Investment.

Leo Mayson, Jr.Cornerstone
Leadership Academy
(CLA) Coordinator

Leo Mason, Jr. served with Edify as a consultant from September 2016 before he became Edify’s Cornerstone Leadership Academy Training Coordinator for Liberia in March 2017.

Essa Sheriff, Education Specialist

Essa Sheriff joined Edify in October 2018. His role as Education Specialist is to develop and oversee close partnerships with the school support mechanism with Edify partner schools.

Before joining Edify, Essa worked as a Teacher Trainer at the Liberia Teacher Training Program (LTTP/USAID) for 5 years. Prior to that, he served as an Education Specialist with Social Impact (SI/USAID) where he was part of a team that was evaluating curricula of colleges/universities.

Essa has master’s degree (MEd) in educational administration from the Cuttington University Graduate School. He is very passionate about having trained and qualified teachers in classrooms and schools.


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