Welcome to MOPGEL Official Website
MOPGEL was established from the idea that cultural and traditional practices denied the girl child, women and people with disabilities access to education and training. MOPGEL believes this manner is curtailing their ability to improve livelihoods, literacy and to make a better quality of life for themselves and their families.
To bridge this gap, MOPGEL works to empower individuals and communities to overcome poverty, hunger and disease, focusing on gender equality.
For us, it means that women and men have equal conditions for realizing their full human rights and potential to contribute to national political, economic, social and cultural development and benefit equally from the results. Equality is essential for human development and peace.
For us, it allows both men and women to take control over their lives by gaining skills, setting their own agendas and building self-confidence and self-reliance. It also means that women have increased control over their lives by acquiring a voice to challenge and overcome the inequality they experience. We encourage you to work with us to move this process forward.
Since independence, over 162 years ago, adequate effort is yet to be made in Liberia to address inequalities that women, children and disabled are confronted with as part of their everyday lives.
This is coupled with the lack of adequate vocational training centers, medical health centers and academic schools. To bridge this gap. After 14 years of civil unrest, MOPGEL believes effort must be made to setup development in these areas.
To do this, it is important to stimulate sustainable initiatives for this relatively new approach: improved academic schools, vocational training centers, medical health centers, advocacy, and monitoring systems are needed. Sufficient human resources must be allocated to this task and training is required to raise awareness.
Consequently, MOPGEL is leading a project title Linking Human Rights & Poverty, Empowering individuals and communities. This project seeks to link education, medical health care, sustainable agriculture, sustainable media initiatives and vocational training.