We are always looking for eager volunteers! There are currently openings for project leaders, regional directors, and motivated individuals looking to make a difference!
If you’re interested in helping out, please contact our Executive Director, Peter Gbelia, at email@example.com
Perhaps the first and biggest benefit people get from volunteering is the satisfaction of incorporating service into their lives and making a difference in their community and country.
The intangible benefits alone—such as pride, satisfaction, and accomplishment—are worthwhile reasons to serve. In addition, when we share our time and talents we: solve problems. strengthen communities, improve lives, connect with others and transform your own life.
ESI Board of Advisor Dr. Gregg McNeil will embark on a one year mission to the Liberian city of Ganta, in Nimba County, to help build the capacity of the only major hospital in the north of Liberia, the Ganta Methodist Church Hospital.
Dr. McNeil plans to set up laparoscopic and endoscopic surgery centers as well as training programs for surgeons and technicians to learn the new techniques. He will also establish a rotational training program for doctors from the US to travel to Liberia to learn austere, rural and tropical medical techniques. He is currently negotiating with the medical equipment maker Pentax about the possible donation of endoscope equipment.
The primary beneficiaries of this project are young people in the city of Ganta and surrounding towns in Nimba County. These hurting and vulnerable young people are expected to experience effective and changing transformation through various processes articulated in this project proposal. The people of Nimba battled by issues of tribal rivalry, ethnic tensions and severe trauma will see a day of hope for new beginnings and peaceful co-existence. Our country will indeed overall benefit as the part of the country that bore the most devastation in the 14 years crisis, will have opportunities for reconciliation, renewal, empowerment, rehabilitation in this great trek towards normalcy.
The goal of the SV model is to tackle the Millennium Development Goal challenges by creating Local Economic Development (LED). ESI will create LED by designing a system where food is produced at increased yields creating a surplus in the production of a variety of foods (improved agro-techniques, seeds, irrigation, fertilizers, fish farm, and swamp rice). This surplus can then be sold at market, creating revenue and economic growth. The objective is to use this increased community revenue to reinvest into human capital, health, education, infrastructure and other needs of the community, thus helping achieve local MDGs as well as the goals of creating sustainable growth and defeating the poverty trap.
I am so grateful to ESI for coming to my village. We now light so I can go to school to become a doctor so I can help my village.
We now have a stove that works. Thanks to ESI my family can cook our meals and get better nutrients. I want to be a chief because ESI got use this stove.
When I get older I am going to be a sustainable energy scholarship winner. I want to help my village get out of poverty, provide better water, and solar powered energy.