Who We Are

Founded by Ernest Witherspoon, Silent Smile is an organization created to give people in poverty the same passion and support he received. There’s nothing more powerful than having someone believe in you, which is why we aim to give that to all the people we encounter in our work.

At Silent Smile, we work with companies, patrons and people around the world to fund schooling, supplies and essentials for people throughout Ghana, Liberia and other parts of Africa as well as support them through their journey with emotional support.

We encourage our supporters to get involved with us. Whether that’s through donating your skills and resources to Silent Smile or spreading the world, we welcome your support in encouraging the realisation of dreams and aspirations of people throughout Africa.

We work on the ground doing community service once a week and working out exactly how our resources could be best distributed and how to most effectively help.

Poverty and education are inextricably linked. Children living in poverty often stop going to school or don’t even start so they can work. Years go by and they get into their adult lives without the basic literacy and numeracy skills that are needed to further their careers. When they have children of their own, they end up in a similar situation, with little income and few options. The poverty cycle wins,the children and nations lose.

We’re a passionate team that are called to this mission and we can see the huge difference our work makes in people’s lives in even the most remote areas of where we work. If you’re interested in getting involved, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re friendly, experienced and always happy to help
people find the most effective way to assist us in our work.