Carla White Ellis, Ph.D., assistant professor in the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, traveled to Liberia this summer for the third year in a row. She and her colleagues from SunRise Forever Inc., a non-governmental non-profit organization that prioritizes humanitarian, educational and developmental activities within Rhode Island and Liberia, delivered 800 backpacks filled with school supplies such as notebooks, pens and pencils to underprivileged children in five different counties and 10 different schools. This is 50 more backpacks than delivered in 2018 and 300 more backpacks compared to 2017.
In addition to delivering school supplies at elementary schools, SunRise Forever Inc. visited an orphanage for children whose parents have passed away from Ebola.
Carla also serves as chairman of the board for SunRise Forever Inc.