Alexis Tuwee Worji Jr is a humanitarian based in the United States of
America. Alexis obtained his BA degree from A. M. E. Zion university
in accounting, and earned a post-graduate certificate in microfinance from the
Cottington graduate school, both in Liberia. Alexis is currently a health
science student at the North Shore Community College in Danvers,
Massachusetts. Alexis’ humanitarian work has dated back to Liberia and
he donates to the orphanage homes, helping parents pay for their children’s
school fees, hosting children’s parties on major holidays. Alexis was one of
the driving forces in organizing the Team Worji volunteers that are now
CEDS, caring for children with significant challenges (Autism, Down
syndrome, mental retardation, visual impairment-blindness, hearing
impairment-deafness, traumatic brain injury, and other health issues) in
Korpo Manjo is a Liberian humanitarian based in the United States of
America, she was born in Springfield, Monrovia. Her love and passion
for helping people lead her to help many children through high school
by paying school fees, buying books, and assisting with transportation. She
also helps many mothers and pregnant women with medical assistance
and is the co-founder of CEDS.
Alexis was motivated to give back to children with special needs due to a major eye surgery he underwent at Boston medical center in Boston, Massachusetts. He has had an eye condition since he was 12 years old. Alexis visited almost all the
medical facilities and wrote many permanent individuals and
institutions, including NGOs, government ministries, for assistance to
undergo his eye surgery in Ghana. Out of the many requests sent out, there was no response. Alexis was fortunate to travel to the United
States with huge help from his sister Agatha and other family members.
Through his influence Mr. Harris, Agatha’s husband helped get Alexis the
Mass-health insurance card that helps him undergo the eye surgery.
As a result of the long period of illness, Alexis cornea in the right eye
got damaged, leaving him legally blind in that eye. After the surgery,
Alexis thanked the doctors and nurses and vowed to contribute 15% of his bi-weekly income to help all children with special needs.
CEDS was organized in 2016 when Korpo and Alexis met. With the humanitarian
spirit they possess, they agreed to give their lives and money to helping
children with special needs, and the program was launched in 2018. Alexis
and Korpo still contribute 15% each from their bi-weekly paycheck to
keep the program alive and running while looking for donor funding to
expand the program across Liberia.