The mission of the Schools for Justice Foundation is to provide educational opportunities and loving child care to the community of New Georgia, Liberia. SFJ assists disadvantaged youth and adults by fully funding a local orphanage and an adult night school program.
The Schools for Justice Foundation strives to foster local partnerships in all of its projects. Rather than imposing beliefs or frameworks, we work with visionary members of the community who want to improve their own lives, as well as the lives of their peers and children. We invite willing citizens of New Georgia to work with us in breaking Liberia’s cycle of poverty.
Kiazah Sherman is the principal of Mercy Night School and the manager of our orphanage building project. He is passionate about teaching New Georgia’s citizens and improving Liberia’s education system. He’s excited to complete the orphanage building and move the kids into their new home! Kiazah is married to Jennifer and has three children.
Bindu Nimley is the director of the Liberia Children’s Rescue Orphanage. She has served as a caretaker of orphanage children for over a decade, and nurtures them daily with her selfless love. Bindu is surrogate mother to all 40 children living at the orphanage as well as dozens of former residents.
Emily Sweet Witkop
Emily Sweet Witkop founded Schools for Justice Foundation after living in New Georgia from 2005-2006. She fell in love with Liberia and has worked with committed New Georgians to improve their community ever since. Each trip to Liberia has taught her immensely about humility, perseverance and faith. Emily is married to Adam, and together they have one daughter, Juliet.
Adam Witkop has been part of Schools for Justice since he started dating Emily in 2012, and he manages financial and operational responsibilities for SFJ. Adam and Emily traveled to Liberia when the country reopened after Ebola in 2015, and was greatly impacted by the resiliency the New Georgia residents displayed in the midst of such hardship.