Nov 11, 2020

Camp for Peace Liberia graduates 23 youths

Female graduates in a joyous move
Female graduates in a joyous move

During the period under review, Camp for Peace Liberia graduated 23 students from its 9th vocational training program and 3rd agriculture cohort in Salayea, Lofa County. The training started as far back as 2013, has trained over 500 youths with skills in various disciplines. The efforts of these graduates have contributed to Liberia's social, economic development. Of this 9th cyle and 3rd cohort, the training components included animal husbandry encompassing pig production, goat raising, poultry, fish ponds, cows, etc. Students were also trained in rice and vegetable production, palm nursery and management, cocoa nursery, etc.

The raising of animals and the production of crops and vegetables have proven to boost Liberia's food security and enhance the Liberian economy from dependency on sustainability.

Speaking in a joyous move, some of our graduates made these statements:

"I am overly grateful to Camp for Peace Liberia and the people who supported us to get this training. I came here with nothing, and I am going back to my community with something" - Ciarra

"How would my life be if I have not had the opportunity to learn how to plant crops, manage, and do value-added agribusiness? I am glad that I have to acquire the skills and knowledge to go with me for the rest of my life. I want to be grateful to Camp for Peace Liberia for imparting knowledge in me" - Ashe.

As a result of the accomplishment, some partners also congratulated and made comments, as indicated below.

"That's great news! You are raising both food and world leaders. Congratulations" - Ruth

" I wish I would have more dollars to give for this worthy cause. Your achievement has overwhelmed my aspiration, and will continue to connect others to donate to this worthy undertaking. Congratulations" - Julie

"Thank you for the great job you are doing, Camp for Peace. We will continue to support you" - Lois.

We want to take this time to thank all of our partners, students, teachers, and support staff of Camp for Peace for their tireless effort in making this project successful.

Group photo after graduation
Group photo after graduation
Raising duck on campus
Raising duck on campus
Taking tour on fishponds
Taking tour on fishponds
Palm Nursery
Palm Nursery
The road leading to Lofa
The road leading to Lofa

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Aug 9, 2020

Keeping the torch of camp through an online platform

Radio for distribution
Radio for distribution

During that period, we introduced an online platform where campers had the opportunity to share their experiences and memories about camp. They also invented new songs and plays that were shared through our platform. During the period, there were no physical activities due to the COVID 19. Still, campers stayed in touch with each other on the platform.

We also launched a radio program called "digital inclusion," where camp education was aired for campers. During these radio education programs, we stressed most on the importance of camp and how to get young people and kids engage to take camping seriously. Parents also had the opportunity to call in and express their commitment to camping as one of the fastest and easiest ways of transforming young people. They said kids are quick to learn from each other, and they become physically and mentally fit when they engage with each other and nature in an open space.

It is anticipated that enough resources will be mobilized to host over 500 young campers at the upcoming camp in December and January. It is even more critical at a time when every effort to eradicate or minimize the COVID 19 can work. The momentum is building, and campers are becoming excited about the coming camp. Many kids and young adults have expressed deep excitement that they cannot wait to get out. They want to re-engage nature, interact with friends, and play again after nearly nine months of staying home. We want to thank our partners and donors for supporting our camping programs.

Aug 9, 2020

500 people benefit from an emergency COVID 19 food and hygienic items in Liberia

Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration

As the COVID 19 crisis continues unabated, many are being hit hard and need assistance. Even if it is the smallest and simplest support that lets them know that someone cares, vulnerable people, turn to appreciate gifts very highly during this time of COVID 19.

During the period under review, Camp for Peace Liberia COVID Relief team distributed emergency food and hygiene items to over 500 vulnerable people. They include the blind, the deaf, and others who are physically challenged. Still, selected vulnerable beneficiaries were being identified in some communities in Monrovia. Items distributed included 150 bags of rice, 50 cartons of oil, 500 packages of super gari, and 500 pieces of face masks. Other things were hand washing buckets, barrels, soap, etc. This food distribution was intended to help vulnerable communities cope with the daily food challenges during this time of COVID 19 and the nationwide lockdown. These are times many citizens, especially people with vulnerabilities, find it difficult to fetch food.

Apart from the food distribution, a massive awareness and education on the facts of COVID 19 were carried out in several communities. This awareness helped to break the barrier of misconception and false information about the virus. Beneficiaries were educated about the fact that the virus exists, and it is real. They were urged to take all the preventive methods to keep safe.

After this awareness, beneficiaries started washing hands, avoiding crowds, keeping social distancing, and wearing face masks. They also started reporting unusual cases to health authorities when they were not feeding well. The distribution of these items serves as a significant help to the beneficiaries. We want to use this medium to extend our most profound appreciation to all our donors and partners who contributed funds towards these initiatives. They continue to express concern, love, and care during this pandemic.

Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Interview after the distribution
Interview after the distribution
packing food ration
packing food ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Beneficiaries receiving ration
Awareness session
Awareness session

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