About Us


NewLifeProject Inc. – EDUCATE, INSPIRE & EMPOWER Women, and children

NewLife Project is a Not-for-Profit Organization in Canada, founded by Brenda Williams in Freetown, Sierra Leone with the goal of reaching out to economically disadvantaged women and children. The project was birth from an evangelical campaign in 1994 with a dedication to bringing new life to at-risk women and children.


Fulfillment of Purpose:  Working with people on the margins of society, NewLife will provide tools to help economically disadvantaged women and children in West African and North America accomplish their purpose in life.

Rebuilding broken lives:  NewLife through its programs such as NewLife Women’s World Forum believes it will rebuild self-esteem, self-empowerment, and self-sufficiency in those which will eventually result in bettering their quality of lives.

Restoration: NewLife aims to rebuild lives by restoring them spiritually, academically, emotionally, and mentally, which will empower them to bring about wholeness in body, mind, and soul.

NewLife Project has touched the lives of hundreds of women, men and children in different communities in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Sierra Leone through our Vocational Training Programs, Rehabilitation Centre, organized Health Clinics and International Relief Programs. In Canada, we have teamed up with other organizations and Shelters to reach out to the Ottawa community via various programs including Clothes Drive Project and Women’s World Forum which is geared towards empowering women in North America.

Our training and rehabilitation programs have transformed lives of young women to that of economic independence and high self-esteem with newly acquired skills. We have also witnessed the transformation of individuals from undesirable lifestyle, poverty, and illiteracy to leading successful lives and owning their own businesses. The training and rehabilitation programs have resulted in stronger women, stronger families, and hence stronger communities.

Where we work:

West Africa: Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire
North America: USA: Washington DC

Canada: Ottawa, Ontario.

The Project was initially registered as a charitable organization in April 2001 with the Government of Sierra Leone under the Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender, and Children’s Affairs. In 2009, NewLife Project was certified by the Ministry of Education in Sierra Leone. After recognizing the impact and success of the women’s rehabilitation program, NewLife launched its Scholarship Trust in June 2009 in the USA with 501(c) 3 Tax Exempt Status. In August of that same year, NewLife Project Inc. was registered as a Non-Governmental Organization under the Ministry of Territorial Administration in Cote d’Ivoire. Lastly, in August 2014, NewLife Project was registered as a Corporation under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporation Act.

Brenda Williams 
President and Founder
NewLife Project Inc.

Brenda Elizabeth Williams is the Founder and President of NewLife Project Incorporation, a Not-for-Profit Organization in Canada, Sierra Leone, Cote d’Ivoire, and the USA, reaching out to educate and empower at-risk women and children   She recently joined the Shaklee Canada team as an Independent Distributor. Independent Associate. She is a mother of two beautiful children,

Brenda holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French and International Relations from the University of Sierra Leone Fourah Bay College, a BA in Translation – French to English from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She so holds a Diploma in Administration, Personal Assistant and Secretariat Duties from the British College of Professional Management and in Business Management and Administration from Cambridge International College.

Brenda has worked in several companies including former J.P Morgan Chase Bank, (now Scotia Bank) in Ottawa as Quality Analyst, the Alzheimer Society of Outaouais, Gatineau, Assistant Coordinator and Translator to the South African Special Envoy to the Peace Keeping force in Cote d’Ivoire and Company Assistant of United Postal Services, Cote d’Ivoire.

Brenda is passionate about reaching out to women and children at risk, developing their lives and making a difference with an agape love.  She currently organizes NewLife Women’s World forum, space which was created for women to have safe discussions on topics that educate and empowers them for the next step in fulfilling their dreams within the North America region.