A society riddled by prostitution and crime, Sahbu founder says he was inspired to work in Liberia after witnessing the hardships faced by many West African youth. Pleasant Grove, Utah (PRWEB) October 02, 2012 As Sahbu founder Mitch Weight prepares for his second trip to West Africa in October, the Utah man said he expects a much different experience this time than when he traveled to Liberia to adopt two boys in January 2012. Today, Weight oversees an effort to provide access to education for thousands of West African children orphaned by war and AIDS, or whose families cannot afford to send them to school. His firm, Sahbu, is a Utah-based company that provides high-quality education for people in the United States who are looking to further their college education. Now when someone enrolls in school through Sahbu, the company provides funding for a child in Liberia to attend school for a year.
Sahbu Officials will Visit West Africa in October to Jump Start an Effort to Educate 1,000 Liberian Youth Before the End of 2012
New infographic from Sahbu illustrates the difficulties of daily life in Liberia, where rape and child prostitution are practically the norm. Pleasant Grove, UT (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Having already provided scholarships for more than 100 children to attend school in Liberia, Utah-based Sahbu now aims to help 1,000 more West African kids register for class before the end of 2012. In the war-torn country it costs about $120 to send a child to school for a year. But the West African nation has one of the lowest rates of child literacy in the world because many Liberian families cannot afford the expense.