Ebenezer Norman began construction of his school in 2013. The free school A Dimension of Hope Academy was opened in September 2015. On June 4th, 2016 the school and the surrounding village were demolished over a land dispute between the people and the former government. Ebenezer was left defeated and depressed. After some time Ebenezer decided to go back and build another school. This time he purchased the land and had the legal right to it. With little to no help Ebenezer raised approximately $60,000 to build his new school. A majority of his funding came from being an Uber & Lyft driver in Denver Colorado. Driving nearly 87,000 miles in under a year. A New Dimension of Hope was opened September 23, 2019.
I had the privilege on being connected with Ebenezer when my girlfriend Crystal, who is friends with him, asked if I can help him edit a video for an up coming fundraiser. After helping him Ebenezer asked if I would join him on a trip to Liberia in April 2019 to film the unveiling of the construction of his new school. Nervous at first, I accepted his invitation and decided to volunteer my time and skills as a video producer to help bring light to his story. Ebenezer and myself did not meet face to face until our connecting flight to Africa. After a life changing trip I realized we had a story and film that we wanted the the world to see. Just recently we went back to Liberia in September 2019 to film the first week of school. Although school has started there is much more to be done. Many of the students are sharing desks, school supplies, uniforms, the list goes on. The schools operational budget is around $2,200 a month. Ebenezer Norman to this day is still driving Uber & Lyft to fund his school month to month. I am currently working on turning his story into a full feature documentary. I decided to take segments out of our documentary to create this go fund me video in hopes to fund Ebenezer's school for 2020. If you can not donate please share our video and help us bring attention to his story and bring light to the children of Liberia. Thank you.