Legendary Bingo - Thank you!

On Wednesday February 3rd, Legendary Bingo night at Hamburger Mary's raised $1,500 to benefit The Niapele Project. It was a packed house at this fun event and good times were had by all.  

Los Angeles event - Legendary Bingo! - February 3rd 2010

Los Angeles friends and supporters of Niapele: here is your first opportunity in 2010 to come play with us!

Join us for Legendary Bingo night at Hamburger Mary's on February 3rd in West Hollywood - lots of fun and unique prizes, including:

Make up from Smashbox

Wine from Gainey Vineyard

Jewelry from KidViskous (picked as one of the top 9 emerging jewelry artists of 2009 by

From Our Hearts to Yours

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Thankful for the Little Things

This Thanksgiving, we at Niapele are taking a moment to be thankful for the little signs of big progress.

And thankful to YOU, our supporters, who make all achievements possible.

Read director Penelope's reasons for gratitude from Liberia


School Nutrition Initiative - Update from the field

I've finally made it to Liberia, and visited the Carolyn A. Miller school (CAMES) in Paynesville, a suburb of Monrovia, yesterday. The school is tuition-free, and provides one of the only alternatives for vulnerable children whose families cannot afford to send them to school otherwise. CAMES offers education from kindergarten to 10th grade - some students in the higher grades are young adults who never had a chance to complete their primary education during the war.


Save the date! Niapele event in LA on Nov 14!


Save the date!

On Saturday November 14th 2009, The Niapele Project and Voices for Umoja are hosting ART HARVEST LA at the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles.

For more details, please visit this page.

First week of the School Nutrition Initiative

On October 1 2009, The Niapele Project and its partner the Carolyn Miller School began serving meals to the school's students. Following months of hard work and determination on the part of the school and our staff on the ground (Megan and Henry), we're really happy to bring you this exciting news!

Currently, the program is serving 332 students, teachers and staff:

Thank you Vancouver!

The "Paint for Food" event at Raw Canvas in Vancouver was a huge success! Thank you to all those who came out to support the School Nutrition Initiative - we had over 70 people in attendance, and raised about $4,000!

Funds raised will go towards providing tens of thousands of meals to the students of the Carolyn A. Miller School in Monrovia.

Photos from September 24th:


Paint for Food

 On September 24th 2009, The Niapele Project and Raw Canvas are hosting “Will Paint for Food”, a unique evening of painting, music and entertainment. Between 5:30 pm and midnight, guests will be raising funds to provide daily meals to 600 vulnerable school children in Liberia who benefit from The Niapele Project’ School Nutrition Initiative. 

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