Planting A Seed International (PASI) 2018 Enrichment Program

2018 Liberian Enrichment Program

On Monday, December 17, 2018, Williette Safehouse executed a Service Project collaborating with Planting a Seed International (PASI). Participants that day included the team members from Williette Safehouse and 22 young African American students and professors representing Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from all over the United States of America. Planting a Seed International (PASI) is an organization with a mission to equip each student with the educational resources needed to obtain a quality primary and secondary education through one of its programs. 

The Liberian West African Student Enrichment Program is a 9-day service-learning opportunity implemented through the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership at Morehouse College. Participants experience cultural immersion, live near the communities they serve, experience customs, and deepen their connections to the land as well as the people. In addition, students are also allowed to explore and learn about Liberia’s history through educational excursions and workshops organized by faculty and staff leaders, developing an understanding of Liberia’s contributions to the world.

The service day started at 9:30 a.m. at iCampus Liberia, with participants from both organizations introducing themselves and learning about Williette Safehouse and the Liberian Disabled Community. All PASI attendees were informed that they would be teamed up to lead a hygiene presentation on a specific topic for students at Hope for the Deaf School in Monrovia, Liberia. During the project presentations, each team used pictures, hands-on demonstrations, singing, dancing, and much more to bring smiles and informative information concerning topics like adequately washing your hands and keeping your environment clean to the students. 

The day was filled with laughter, hugs, and lots of pictures as the participants of PASI connected with the children at the school.