Phebe Grey Orphanage – Liberia
Current phase of support:
54 Double Orphans
20 Additional Children
(Served through school, feeding programs, rehabilitation, etc.)
Monrovia has faced countless tragedies over the past three decades.
5.0 SQ. MILE 1,413,000 POP.
Since 1989, Liberia has been ravaged by two violent civil wars, leaving as many as one million people displaced in refugee camps. In the first civil war alone (1989 to 1996), as many as 20 percent of the combatants were believed to be children under the age of 18. It is heart wrenching to think of the many atrocities these children have had to witness and endure. Not only were many left as orphans, but many were also forced to fight alongside soldiers and participate in violent acts. Since the war ended ten years ago, Liberia has struggled to rebuild their nation. In many ways, this country has only just begun.
Phebe Grey offers hope to these most innocent victims of war.
Phebe Grey orphanage was built in 1996 by a team of missionaries led by the Reverend David Ofori, a man who became impassioned to help after witnessing the huge number of children left destitute and alone in this war torn country. Phebe Grey was created to offer hope to these innocent victims of war, providing a safe haven for as many as 300 kids at the height of the upheaval. Today, Phebe Grey is home to children who have come to them because of warfare, abuse, or abandonment. They run a veritable school for the children of the home and surrounding community and provide tremendous care to the children who live there.
Serving Orphans Worldwide travels to every orphanage we partner with to ensure needs are legitimate and 100% of funds distributed goes to the livelihood of the children.
3 prominent issues
Issues have been identified by children who have faced or escaped these struggles in their region of the world.
Nearly two decades of war not only orphaned and displaced hundreds of thousands of children, but also denied countless children an education.
Many of the children at Phebe Grey have lost both of their parents to water-borne disease, violence, or accidental death.
In 2016, there were approximately 43,000 people living with AIDS and 2800 AIDS related deaths. The prevalence of HIV/ AIDS in Liberia has led to many children orphaned.
Phebe Grey rests in the beautiful countryside, right outside the city of Monrovia. The home is made up of several buildings surrouding a large yard where children can often be found playing rocks, jumping rope or playing soccer under the trees.
When Serving Orphans Worldwide began supporting Phebe Grey, the children were only receiving one meager meal per day. Now, the children are receiving an appropriate diet, they have consistent medical care, and they are able to provide far better for the children than before.
Reverend Williams and Sister Rose do an excellent job of teaching the children the Gospel and how it applies to their lives. They have a clear love for the Lord and the worship of the children is infectious.
Phebe Grey offers school to both the children who live there and some children from the surrounding community. However, with the current Ebola crisis, all schools have been placed on hold and traffic into and out of the orphanage compound has been severely restricted to prevent disease.