Resources and Outreach for Liberia
"In response to being our sister's keeper, we strive to give her dignity and a fighting chance."
Resources and Outreach for Liberia (ROL) is a 501 (c)3 status nonprofit organization that has been in operation for over a decade. ROL is an organization that endeavors to bridge the gap between the critically under-resourced healthcare and education systems of Liberia and first-world medicine and education. The founders, Dr. Margaret N. Kromah and Sam M. Kromah, ran the organization with their own personal funding, using their resources to plan mission trips to Liberia, West Africa, teaching CPR and First Aid to Liberian immigrants, providing them with free dental services, and a place to stay. In 2014, ROL appointed Sang Kromah, an experienced Communications Specialist, as Executive Director as the first step in organizational restructuring. The goal of restructuring ROL is to achieve higher impact, create sustainable change, and to address environmental and organizational challenges. Kromah’s first order of business was to build an effective Board of Directors, a younger board, who’s not afraid of getting their hands dirty.Kromah’s first order of business was to identify initiatives in Liberia that needs the organization’s attention ASAP. Girls and education, and healthcare were and still are the pertinent issues, so Kromah launched Project R.E.A.D. (Restoring Education After Disaster), an after-school/out of school drop-in program that will provide a safe place to keep girls off the streets, empowering them to become bold, strong, innovative, and tenacious community and global leaders. But most importantly, it will be a safe place to empower and mentor girls. The Liberia Oral Health Project is ROL’s healthcare initiative, an oral health campaign that will implement the Basic Package of Oral Health Care (BPOC), travel throughout Monrovia and rural areas with a mobile dental unit to provide dental services to Liberian schools and their communities, and to create a partnership with a Liberian University to begin a dental assistant program.