PTPI provides Chapter Project Grants so that our global chapter network may carry out cultural, educational, and humanitarian projects that exemplify the mission of PTPI. Chapters provide reports after their projects have been completed.
Chapter Name: PTPI’s Monrovia, Liberia Chapter
Project Name: “PTPI Monrovia Chapter Identifies with Ebola Survivors”
Number of Beneficiaries: 100+
Project Description: “On May 8 of this year (2015), the World Health Organization officially declared Liberia free of the deadly Ebola virus disease. The virus was reported in March of 2014 in Foya Lofa County and later escalated to Monrovia where it killed over three thousand Liberians. Though the virus has been defeated from Liberia, it left behind orphans including widows and widowers across the country. Some of these survivors are in orphanages while others are with relatives and loved ones striving to rebuild their lives. Therefore, on May 15, 2015, the chapter offered a project in support of these survivors. Rice, copy books, and soap were provided to the Ebola survivors of four communities.”
Outcomes and Impact of the Project: “Members from the chapter identified with more than one hundred Ebola survivors from four different communities in Montserrado County. The beneficiaries of these communities include people from the SDK Complex Community, the GSA Road Community, the Swakamore/SKD Boulevard Community, Zayzay Community and the Gbangay Town Community in Sinkor.
‘I am very much thankful for PTPI providing me these items as it will add some value to me and my two children as we strive to get life going,’ said Isaac Momo, a 39 year-old resident of the SKD Community who lost sixteen members of his family including his wife. He was full of joy upon receiving the donation from PTPI Liberia Chapter.”
Reflection on Lessons Learned: “The reception of the beneficiaries shows how desperately people who suffered from the Ebola pandemic are in need of assistance to rebuilding their livelihood. Seeing the need of people who survived from the Ebola virus disease, the chapter will give more attention to individuals who survived from the Ebola virus and at the same time look at other issues affecting the lives of citizens.”
Grants are awarded twice per year and applications are due February 1 and/or August 1. All applicants will be notified within 30 days following the application deadline and funds will be distributed in March and September. Chapters may apply for and receive more than one grant in a year. Preference will be given to chapters who have not received a grant within the calendar year.