The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us about the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Outbreak that greatly affected Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone in 2014 - 2015. We used measures to reach out to our beneficiaries and provided them with the correct information about the disease, how they could provide awareness on the prevention of the spread of the virus by proper and frequent hand washing and reporting to health facilities when they feel sick or notice community members that are sick.
COVID-19 not only is a health threat but has seriously affected the economic standing of our beneficiaries, most of whom are doing small businesses. What makes COVID -19 more serious, it is a pandemic that has badly hit countries that came to our aid in 2014. In this light, we have identified the following measures as assistance to our beneficiaries.
Produced awareness facts on COVID-19
Developed messages on the prevention of the spread of COVID-19
Procured and distribute 50 pieces of handwashing buckets, detergent, nose masks, and face shields
Procured fabric and materials to produce 500 nose masks at the THINK safe home for income generation for the center
Purchased food items for distribution to survivors of SGBV in our safe home
Purchased personal care items for residents of the safe home
Produced a song on COVID-19 in one of the local vernacular, giving out the facts and prevention measures
Raising money to give loans to 10 women and adolescent girls to jump-start their petty businesses. The loans are in the amount of 100.00 each.
We say “Thank You” to our donors for standing with and by us as we seek to improve the lives of Liberia women and girls, in partnership with the men and boys in their communities.
Feb 3, 2020
Progress Report For GlobalGiving, February 2, 2020
By Rosana Schaack - Executive Director
Economic Empowerment Through Agriculture
During this quarter, TJINK has accomplished the follwing:
Training for the Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) for 200 participants, 160 women and adolescent girlsand 40 men, in rural Rivercess County, start this February in eight communities with 25 members each VSLA group (20 females and 5 males). In these identified communities, agriculture and Agro-business is the focus
One of the mentees of THINK, was accepted to participate in the She-Can, scholarship opportunity for young women to attend university in the United States later in 2020
School assistance for 5 girls and young women, locally, in Liberia, continues with 3 being beneficiaries of Global Neighborhood Fund and 2 from a private scholarship fund
Guidance Counseling sessions continue, three times a weekfor adolescent girls on life skills development, continues
Six of our adolescent girls were part of the Validation workshop on the Second Edition of the Liberiamn Women’s Manifesto held at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection in Monrovia
To our donors and partners, we say “Thank You”for standing with and by us as we seek to improve the lives of Liberia women and girls, in partnership with the men and boys in their communities.
Nov 4, 2019
Progress Report For Globalgiving, November 4, 2019
By Rosana Schaack - Executive Director
Progress Report For GlobalGiving
“Empowering Women and Girls”
November 4, 2019
The women have harvested sesame seeds and cassava, and now is the time for the harvest of upland rice.
Pictures will be submitted in the next report
School assistance has been provided for girls to enroll in school for the 2019/2020 academic year
Guidance Counseling sessions held three times a week for adolescent girls on life skills development, continues in the Monrovia area. Girls in rural areas are slower in confidence-building but they are coming for sessions.
It is always such a joy to see the excitement on the faces of girls in rural areas accessing the opportunity to be included in activities that allow them to express themselves publicly in gatherings that we have organized for them. They enjoy playing kickball and have organized teams that are practicing for the dry season league.
We take this time to thank our donors and partners for your much-needed support. Please feel free to visit us whenever you are in Liberia.