In Liberia, thousands of children are deprived of education for lack of money to pay their tuition. The economy of the country is in tatters, and school programs are facing unimaginable challenges. For many children, school is not even an option and they either remain at home or become beggars on the streets. Their future is locked in the vicious cycle of poverty. Many children live in slum. Parents can barely afford to provide them with the basics of life – food, clothing, and shelter. Our challenge is to help turn around their blighted future. Living in Liberia today, even with an education, an individual can encounter extreme difficulties with basic survival. Without an education, the odds of survival are bleak. Most citizens can only hope to be part of casual labor force making an average monthly wage of less than $30.00 (thirty US dollars), hardly the means to raise a family on.

We, at RIAA, USA, Inc. are working to help the children overcome the odds for a brighter future. We want to bring love, care and nurture to these children through our dedication to providing basic education. We are reaching out to you to help us reach out to as many children as possible. Through RIAA, USA, Inc. tax-deductible route, one hundred percent of the sponsorship fundsbenefit Ricks Institute in Virginia, Liberia only.

      “As our creator, GOD values all of us, whether we are poor or rich. When we help the poor, we honor both the Creator and His Creation. GOD accepts our help as if we had offered it directly to him” – Life Bible

Sponsors play a vital role in expressing God’s love to the sufferings, through generous and dedicated support.

   “He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.” – Proverbs 19:17

Setup a scholarship today! You can make a difference in the life of a student. If you are interested in becoming a scholarship donor, please follow the process outlined below.  It is Fast, Easy, and Secure.

The RIAA Scholarship process and scholarship programs provide a systematic and defined pathway for alumni members, families and friends of Ricks Institute to confidently donate funds designated specifically for scholarships to benefit Ricks students.  This process ensures accountability and alleviates you from having to spend time and effort on redundant steps.   It allows for donors to use a streamlined, reliable, professionally managed and established means to more directly assist with educating children at Ricks.

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