The rainy season is very intense presently and the roads leading to the rural areas are becoming inaccessible. We are happy that the cultivation of the rice was completed before the heavy rains set in.
THINK was very honored to be visited by a representative from GlobalGiving, Ms. Dalila
Sumani, on July 25, 2019. The GlobalGiving Representative spent time at the THINK Safe homes where she met staff and children resident at the homes.
During her time at the Safe Homes, Ms. Dalila Sumani interacted with the staff and children. The residents displayed their handicrafts and gave her a beaded necklace to remember them. THINK also attended one of the workshops held by GlobalGiving in Monrovia for partners, and CSOs.
In our next progress report, we will have pictures from the agriculture project in rural Liberia, being done by the Empowering Women and Girls’ Project.
We take this time to thank our faithful donors and partners for your support to THINK and our beneficiaries.
May 9, 2019
Progress Report Fro Globalgiving, May 7, 2019
By Rosana Schaack - Executive Director
This project aims to build the economic capacity of women and girls, in both urban and rural communities. In the rural areas, THINK will undertake agriculture to promote food security, protect the environment and preserve endangered species of wild animals that families hunt for meat (protein) in their diet. Produce from the farms will boost the economic capacity of women and girls.
Land preparation of 10 acres of land for the cultivation of cassava, hot peppers, sesame seeds, and rice.
Location identified for the building of a poultry house for layers and broiler chickens during phase one of our project
Meetings have been held for the completion of a Women’s Peace Hut that was initiated by UN Women in the District Headquarter Town of Boegeezaye. The center will be used by the women and adolescent girls, to hold meetings and training. Issues identified that are of concern to the women and girls in the rural communities are Forced and Early Marriage that forces them to drop out of school, pregnancy and domestic duties that keep them busy and not able to participate in community activities for women and girls.
Counseling sessions are held three times a week for adolescent girls on life skills development in partnership with the International Office on Migration (IOM). There are four units in the counseling curriculum we are using. The units have topics that go with each unit. The four units are:
Goal Setting and Action Planning
Teamwork and Leadership
Feb 7, 2019
Progress Report For Globalgiving, February 7, 2019
By Rosana Schaack - Executive Director
The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Transit Center continue to provide shelter and protection
THINK safe and juvenile homes presently have 17 residents (4 boys under and 13 girls) for the months of October - January 2019
THINK Safe Home and juvenile transit center received 13 new admissions: 6 allege Rape, 1 human trafficking case, referred by World Hope International, 2 protection, 3 Runaway cases and 1, missing case.
Liberia is faced with the major challenge of protecting women and children from Gender-Based Violence.As a passionate advocate and activist in the fight to end sexual and gender-based violence, THINK has been conducting prevention training in the form of community outreach refresher training for Community Action Groups (CAGs) in the prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA), and Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV).
These trainings were conducted in four communities in three counties (Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa), training and working with Community Action Groups (CAGs) to conduct awareness to community dwellers about the One-Stop Centers and the services they provide to survivors of violence, and link these communities to One Stop Centers (OSCs) and police stations nearest them. The CAGs’ primary role is to help prevent violence by awareness sessions from the family level to the wider community level. Community leaders such as traditional leaders, religious leaders, principals, teachers, women leaders, parents, and youth are members of the CAGs. They are the focal points in these communities to be the first line responders for championing the course of action if and when violence occurs.
THINK participated in the 16 Days of Activism with the Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) in communities to create awareness on the importance if the annual event.
THINK participated in a one-day session on “WE ARE UNPROTECTED” that was conducted by Medica Liberia at the Mamba Point Hotel.
The 2018 National theme for the 16 Days of Activism: End Gender-Based Violence in Work Places, Schools and Communities; Take action, Report it and Promote a Liberia Free of Violence.
Thank you, our donors and partners, for helping us to help our children, their parents and communities!