Beautification Project

AYPAD’s Beautification Project mission is to build global community through local environmental service. AYPAD restores parks and open spaces while providing leadership and community service experiences for young people in Sierra Leone and beyond.

Beautification service is a uniquely effective way to build community. When people put their hands into the dirt together and see their efforts, transform a threatened area into a more vibrant landscape, they forge a special bond. Young children quickly learn to appreciate the natural gardens they create.

Final Goal


Fund Raised




1. To strengthen communities through community members working together to transform historic sites through cleaning, painting and planting flowers.
2. To promote healthy habitats maintaining our communities clean; we restore our streams wetland and shoreline, also remove invasive plants.
3. To deliver programs for young people to learn about the environment, engage in community service and develop leadership skills through hands-on service.


    The majority of African communities do not receive much education on the importance of keeping the environment clean, healthy and beautiful.


To create a sustainable platform that educates, train and empowers communities to clean and create a beautiful environment for their own health and happiness.