The Self-Help Initiative for Sustainable Development (SHIFSD) registered under Liberian Laws on May 30, 2005 as a national non-profit and non-governmental organization. Originally, SHIFSD was established in the Central Region of Ghana by a group of Liberian Refugees on November 11, 2000. Following its repatriation to Monrovia in August 2008, the organization is headquartered in the township of Johnsonville, Montserrado County. It is duly accredited (MPEA/NGO/AC#0369) in Liberia.
SHIFSD’s work aims at encouraging sustainable development, creating access and promoting functional Adult Literacy; Technical Vocational Educational and Training; Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice.