Mission: To promote literacy, elementary education, health, nutrition, community development and women advancement in more than 23 countries.
Programs: In 2014, alfalit programs were active in 23 countries in latin america, africa, portugal and the united states of america. These alfalit programs include literacy, basic education, early childhood development, job skills, health, good nutrition, and community development. During 2014, alfalit launched its programs in the democratic republic of congo (drc) and in south sudan. It also reestablished its program in peru. Alfalit trained 1755 volunteer teachers. Additionally, alfalit distributed close to 500,000 literacy, preschool and basic education texts in spanish, portuguese, english, french and creole and developed new curriculum and texts adapted to the context of the drc and south sudan. Furthermore, scholarships were provided to 4,000 liberian children and youth to attend private school. During the ebola crisis, alfalit supported liberia in its efforts to prevent the spread of the disease and provided information and much needed sundries and medical supplies to communities throughout liberia.
This is an outstanding organization where only 8% goes to cover all administrative costs, and 92% actually goes to the people, spreading literacy to 125,000 students yearly, in over 22 countries, all at a cost of only $60.00 per student. The staff is amazing, the cause is amazing, the administration is amazing. They provide books, train the teachers, food, even help create and train for a sustainable vocation in rural places so that the people are empowered and can pass on the empowerment to eliminate hunger and poverty.