People are diverse and so are our programs.
Universal Outreach is dedicated to providing people with quality educational opportunities. Our projects and programs are always evolving and growing to meet the primary needs of the local community. We are currently focused on providing academic opportunities, market-driven skills training programs, and entrepreneur mentoring. Our programs include beekeeper training, coconut oil production, the Bright Stars Scholarship Program, and Strive - a community educational centre. We believe that motivated students of all ages can build the future they envision.
Give a student a chance
Our scholarship program rewards ambitious students who demonstrate a commitment to learning. By providing a student with a scholarship, you will ensure that a child in Liberia rises to their full potential and has a chance to achieve their dreams.
$40 monthly for an elementary school scholarship
$60 monthly for a high school scholarship
$75 monthly for a trades school scholarship
One year commitment required
$150 monthly for a university scholarship
Four year commitment preferred
Consistency is important to the success of this program. If you choose to see someone through a university program we recommend that you start a monthly donation for four years so we can ensure the student has the support they need from start to finish. Helping someone for one year is truly a gift, but seeing them to completion changes their life.
Bright Stars Scholars
Entrepreneurship makes a difference
Liberia has a long history of small-scale entrepreneurship from market business to provision shops. Universal Outreach has been mentoring small businesses for many years and are now expanding our program by providing a “Be Your Own Boss” Business Development Program to start-ups and new businesses looking to grow. The goal of the program is to develop businesses that have the ability to employ more Liberians and build the economy.
for new entrepreneurs
with great ideas
Business Accelerator and Growth Program for experienced business owners
Beekeeping makes sense
The average annual
income in Liberia is $610.
70% of the population in Liberia earns a living from agriculture.
Beekeeping targets one of Liberia’s lowest income earners - farmers.
Beekeeping doesn't only make sense, it also makes dollars. There is a strong demand for honey in Liberia AND a guaranteed buyer for every drop produced. When a farmer participates in our beekeeping program they walk away with an income-generating skill to support themselves, their families, and contribute to their communities. This provides them with financial stability and freedom so they can manage their financial priorities.
Universal Outreach's beekeeper training program gives farmers the foundation they need to start beekeeping, then we support the farmer with practical hands-on training throughout the yearly beekeeping cycle.
Economic development gives greater financial stability
Economic development needs to be market-driven in order to sustain itself in the long term. After researching many different industries, coconut oil production became the obvious choice for Universal Outreach to develop a training program that would provide income-generating opportunities for those in need. With abundant coconut trees and a demand for coconut oil in the markets, UOF started exploring ways to grow this industry. Since 2016 we have been working with coconut growers to find a solution to the challenges and today we are collectively bringing this to life.
Coconut Oil Production
When we lift each other up, we all rise
Strive was born from the idea that learning shouldn’t stop in the classroom. We recognize the right to academic education for all and that learning— in its many forms— should continue when school is done. STRIVE is a community resource centre, built so Liberians have a safe, reliable, comfortable space for people to meet, share ideas, offer programs and inspire each other.
Universal Outreach offers its own programs in addition to the programs provided by local educators. We offer business development/mentorship and as well as clubs for crafting, story-telling, cycling, and spelling and reading. We also provide local service providers with the resources they need to provide programs of substance and quality. There is nothing greater than seeing people excel beyond their expectations.
After School Learning
Strive is designed for local program providers to come in and support the existing educational system through the provision of diverse, quality programs targeted at individuals who are interested in expanding their mind, body and soul. Some of the many programs offered at STRIVE are computer literacy, tailoring, music, African cultural dance, modern dance, critical thinking and reading/spelling/math tutoring.
The youth of Robertsport, Liberia want a better tomorrow. A tomorrow where fishing isn't their only option for employment. A tomorrow where they learn, grow and share their passion for the ocean with a global community.