About Us

SHIFSD is a development oriented initiative registered with the Government of Liberia on May 30, 2005 as a non-governmental organization. It is duly accredited (MPEA/NGO/AC#0369). The organization was founded in the year 2000 by a group of Liberian Refugees in Ghana and moved over to Liberia in August 2008.

Our Vision:

SHIFSD envisage a just society free of Illiteracy and Poverty.

Our Mission:

SHIFSD exist to reduce poverty through access to functional Adult Literacy and Entrepreneurship.

Our core values are:

  • Gender equity
  • Self-empowerment
  • Good governance and accountability
  • Respect for human rights
  • Shared leadership
  • Learning – Our willingness to share experiences, lessons learnt and best practices with like-minded organizations in order to help strengthen organizational capacity.
  • Integrity- We strive to promote the ethical dimension of leadership and sincerity in our intervention efforts.
  • Disciplined responses- we strive to build a work culture that is strategic and consistent with our mission.

Target Group:
SHIFSD’s target beneficiaries are: the youth, refugees and women in deprived communities, aged 18 to 35+.

Areas of Intervention:                                          

  • Functional Adult Education for underprivileged people in rural communities;
  • Youth Civic Awareness through educational activities on rights and responsibilities, gender, education on sexually transmitted diseases;
  • Conduct of trainings on Leadership; Personal and Organizational Development;
  • Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET);
  • Micro-enterprise Development for disadvantaged youths;

What We Do:

SHIFSD’s work aims at inspiring community development by promoting functional adult literacy, tvet; entrepreneurship, and sustainable livelihood. Our day-to-day operation is being overseen by a Board of Directors from an array of professional backgrounds. The Management Team comprises a Program, Finance, Administrative, M&E officer, and is headed by the Executive Director.

Geographical Focus:

Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Maryland County


SHIFSD Code Of Conduct

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