The overriding mission for Franciscan Works is to empower children in Liberia with faith and education. We implement this mission by providing a quality academic and faith-based Catholic education to our students, imparting life skills training to prepare the children for adult responsibilities.

Our education program at its core is a community development effort that will one day provide tangible economic benefits. The objective is to produce educated adults of character and integrity who can support themselves and their families and contribute to their national economy through a productive career.  It requires years of dedication and investment to bring this about. This challenge is very difficult in Liberia which experiences intergenerational poverty and a lack of infrastructure from a 14 year civil war and Ebola.

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.”
— St. Francis of Assisi