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Edify’s Mission and Vision

Hear our CEO and Co-Founder, Tiger Dawson, share about the origins of Edify’s mission and vision. 

Sharing Our Vision

Our co-founder, Chris Crane sharing the vision of Edify during his TEDx talk.


Liberia: Matthew’s Story

A graduated student from an Edify partner school, Matthew shares how his life was transformed by discipleship and a Christ-centered education. He also shares his vision for his country, Liberia.

Uganda: Richard’s Story

When Richard’s mother, founder of Buganda College School, passed away, he became the proprietor. He thought this would be his life’s biggest challenge. Come March 2020, Richard was faced with the enormity of a global pandemic. He would need to dig deeper and find the faith to pray, trust, and hold fast to the dreams his mother and community had laid.

Guatemala: Eddy’s Story

Eddy Galvez started his school in Villa Nueva, Guatemala, to not only impact children, but to transform his community.  Karla de Pineda, Country Director, has come alongside Eddy to help him reach his vision.

Dominican Republic: Teresa’s Story

Teresa Felix started “The Little Ladder ABC – Evangelical School” to encourage students to ascend and grow in their studies. She is committed to teaching Christ-centered values and building character in her students. Teresa’s vision is to continue to impact the community of La Romana, Dominican Republic, with Christ-centered education.

Sierra Leone: Deborah’s Story

When Deborah started Beacon of Hope Academy the reality of operating a school in Sierra Leone was riddled with obstacles. Year after year, she could barely make ends meet. Then, Deborah was introduced to Edify.

Dominican Republic: Aleyda’s Story 

Aleyda Torres, Director of Luz Del Porvenir, shares about the growth of her school and the joys she has experienced since taking a loan from Edify’s partner, Esperanza.

Edify Vision Trips

Dominican Republic: Family Experience

This is a preview of what families experience in La Romana during a transformational week building relationships with students and teachers, and serving together.

Guatemala: Couples Trip

This is a look into what a couples trip to Guatemala looks like. We hope you’ll come with us!