As part of EWMI’s Partner Legacy Support Program, EWMI provided a grant and organized a fund-raising campaign for Prison Fellowship Liberia’s Break the Cycle program, which provides the needed funding for prisoners’ children to attend school each year. The program ensures that students do not interrupt their education when their parents’ are incarcerated and that they are given support and opportunities to steer them clear of the cycle of crime. By keeping children in the classroom and off the streets, these students can spend their year learning and avoid entering into crime themselves.
With support from donors, in the fall of 2013 PFL was able to send an additional 60 children to school, who otherwise would not been able to afford the cost of attendance. PFL was able to pay for school fees and provided them with uniforms, shoes, book bags, copy books and pens. By keeping children in school and off the streets, the program helps these children finish primary school and junior high school.