Leemah is involved with conducting a leadership development programs for the entire wellbeing of each sponsored girl or young woman. The curriculum involves sexual and reproductive health education training, Sexual and gender based violence training, home study classes, music and theatre training and agriculture skills training, home economics-----baking, sewing, cooking etc. Because when youths especially less privileged teen girls lack skills, they become exposed to harmful explorations such as commercial sex, we provide them basic skills to mitigate them ruining their future by bringing out f them social change in becoming responsible future female leaders.
Leemah beneficiaries are 1,500 indirect beneficiaries and 150 beneficiaries’ direct teenage girls, young adults and women in 2 Counties. The number here has participated in trainings from various subjects, civic educations, sexual and reproductive health education training, Sexual and gender based violence training, home study classes, music and theatre training, most importantly we have had 10 of this number of girls and young adolescent women who have left the sex industry. Check up our videos for details.
LEEMAH has put herself in the position to work with adolescent girls on mind set shift related issues and empowerment in Liberia. Ever since during and after Liberia’s 14 years of Civil war, sexual exploitation and abuse coupled with poverty and low economic status still hang over Country Leemah considers specialized approaches for marginalized and vulnerable adolescents, such as orphans and vulnerable children, street children, girls at risk of GBV and harmful traditional practices such as early marriage, coerced and/or transactional sex, early pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, youth affected by humanitarian crises and trafficked youth. Here we encourage adolescent girls who sustain themselves by means of transactional sex work by ensuring that beneficiaries have a positive attitude and a foundation or a space to rethink and rebuild their future.
Programs of the organization include Storytelling, script writing, theater and music, advocacy for girls especially for scholarships for beneficiaries who are out of school and raising voice against sexual gender based violence. Leemah has successfully been involved with advocacy, civic education, health and arts.
Founder/Director and Secretary of the Board
Miatta B. Tarpeh is the founder and Executive Director of LEEMAH an organization which focuses on advocating and empowering girls who are sex workers across Liberia. Miatta is a 2017 Alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program USA and a 2015 Graduate of the kanthari Institute in Kerala India.
Melvilla P. Harris is a professional Nurse and YALI RLC Fellow she assist the Director in running her functions and also run the office in the absence of the Director.
Louise Sonkarley is a Certisfied Community Mobilizer and Survivors. Louise coordinate all social work in the field in relation to recruitment of our beneficiaries and awareness programs.
Anna Tokpah is a graduate of the K & K Modern Computer Center with Certificate in desktop publisher she assist the entire staff at LEEMAH and work directly with young girls.
Masters in Education and Education Specialist at Ministry of Education. Supports in Trainings and all Educational programs
Co chair of the Board
Founder of the Survivors Aid International Which also serves as the Parent Organization to Supports LEEMAH in Proposal Writings and partners with LEEMAH grants implementation and in much Financial support.
Education Program Manager at Peace Corps Liberia Promotes education at LEEMAH through Partnership where Peace Corp Trainee train our beneficiaries in health and other education programs.
Medical Doctor and Board Member Advices LEEMAH on health related programs and projects.