Kou Yorway Foundation is named in honor of my grandmother, Kou Yorway, to acknowledge the sacrifices she made to get me (Yah Gbunblee Tongor) started on the path of education. My mother died when I was only two years old. My grandmother became my caregiver and raised me and my siblings in a town called Bainlekpala. There, she was forced to farm for our survival. Later, my five older siblings traveled to various cities in search of education, and I was left alone with my grandmother. She registered me in the local elementary school where I attended school in the mornings and joined her on the farm in the afternoons. Once I lost my slippers and because I could not attend school without footwear, my grandmother had to crack enough palm kernels to sell and buy me another pair. I lost my slippers a second time to the river current and my grandmother went through the same sacrifice to get me another pair of slippers. This stopped only when my late brother, Marcus Gbunblee Tokay, took me from the village to Monrovia where my attendance at school became more regular.



The relationships we build internally with each other as staff, faculty, and students and externally with our parents, local community members, local officials, and philanthropists will all be characterized by love


KYF will engage in local income-generating activities like vegetable farming, poultry farming, and animal husbandry to raise money to run the programs. KYF hopes to become self-sustaining in the near future.


The Kou Yorway Foundation (KYF) is committed to providing quality Christian education using high moral and ethical standards of delivery.


We are committed to making our processes as transparent as possible for our students, parents, faculty, staff, local community, and philanthropists to know how our programs are run and how funds are expended.