Apr 18, 2017

Narrative Report April 15, 2017

  • THINK Safe Homes received 13 new admissions of human trafficking cases referred by World Hope International, 1 rape case referred by the One Stop Center at Duport Road One Stop Center and 2 in contact with the law (Run Away cases).
  • Age disaggregation: (0 – 5) 0, (6 – 12) 13 (13 – 17) 3, (> 18) 0 residents. The residents went for follow up hospital visits and police investigations. The 10 residents received individual counseling and were participants of group - counseling. The survivors participated in creative art, recreation and educational activities. At present, there are 10 survivors in the safe home. Three girls referred to THINK August 27, 2016, for protection from Female Genital Cutting were reunified with caregivers March 25, 2017. The girls are happy in their new home and have been enrolled in school.
  • THINK provided literacy and numeracy classes for the 10 clients that are divided into three levels using the Alternative to Basic Education (ABE) curriculum.
  • All of the children received initial medical assessment and had follow up medical visits and follow up visits to the police at the offices of the Women and Children Protection Section (WACPS) at various Police Stations.
  • (Women and Children Protection Section (WACPS), Central Police Station, Zone 8 Base and Zone 5 Base, Zone 1 Base and Zone 4 Base).
  • THINK continues to supervise and provide medical and psychosocial counseling as part of the team at the One Stop Center for survivors of SGBV in two of the five facilities in Monrovia. During the month of March 2017, 39 survivors reported of which 2 were adult women, 1 male and 36 females all children under 18 years of age.
  • During the month of March, 2017, a team from The Life Center Family Worship of Pennsylvania, USA visited and ministered to the residents and staff of THINK. They gave donations of books and educational materials, clothing, food items toys and toiletries in three barrels.
  • THINK safe home also received a donation of 50 dresses, under clothes, and toys from a philanthropist group in London. Our sincere thanks and appreciation goes out to all who continue to donate to THINK. Gifts in kind are always used by the residents most of whom come with just the clothes that they arrive in.
Jan 20, 2017

Progress Report for Globalgiving, January 2017

Group Counseling Session at the Juvenile Transit
Group Counseling Session at the Juvenile Transit

Progress Report for Globalgiving

“Caring For Children Affected by Ebola”

January 2017

Achievements

After participating in a short term four-month training project developed and funded by UN/Government of Liberia Joint Program on Adolescent Girls,

  • 450 adolescent girls from 6 communities (Bensonville 100, Careysburg 100, Totoquellie 100, Soul Clinic 50, Gaza 50 and Wroh 50), will be graduating on separate days between February 12 – 16, 2017.

The project helped girls to know their rights, participate in basic literacy, acquire business skills, life skills, learn about HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Gender Based Violence prevention and response and interact with each other using sports, music and drama.

  • THINK has been able to continue providing services to vulnerable children that come in contact or conflict with the law in minor offences. We were also able provide shelter and protection for three cases of internationally trafficked young women and their children (one from Malaysia, and two from Ivory Coast). 
  • THINK Safe Home provided services to 10 survivors of sexual violence and Trafficking and the THINK Juvenile Transit Center provided shelter and services to 15 children that came in contact or conflict with the law from December 1, 2016 until January 18, 2017.
  • Clinical management and treatment provided for 36 survivors (28 being children), at the two One Stop Centers for Sexual Violence supervised by THINK

Success Story

In 2012, a 9 years old Fistula survivor was referred to THINK for Psychosocial care and support. She had received reconstructive surgery at the Phebe Hospital in Bong County (central Liberia), and her parents did not want to take her back into their home or in their community.

When we received the information, we started looking for a Foster family for the girl and after a month in the THINK safe home, she was placed with her new family. THINK has provided school assistance for her and she is now in the sixth grade and doing well in school, at home and in the community. Her biological parents came only one time to meet the Foster family.

This little girls and many others like her, are appreciative of donors and partners of UNFPA for putting a smile on their faces again as they learn to become productive citizens of Liberia.

Oct 26, 2016

Let Girls Learn

October 2016

  • Six visually impaired students receive lap top computers from donations made possible by the Global Neighborhood Fund and the Santa Barbara Foundation. A School in Boston heard of the drive to get computers for Liberian students and donated 30 lap top computers to THINK for students and for THINK to start a computer literacy program.
  • Global Fund For Children paid a field visit to THINK this quarter.
  • International Day of the Girl Child 2016 Celebrated in a Special Way

In June 2016, 23 girls were selected from Public Schools that had Peace Corps teachers, the Advancing Youth Program of USAID, girls from Gbalatua Mission School, Bromley Mission School and Ricks Institute, and Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness (THINK), Inc. These girls had the opportunity to hold a Round Table Discussion with the American First Lady and tell her their stories personally. A Documentary was made of the daily lives of 5 of the girls, one of whom is from the UN Women/THINK Adolescent Girls Project of the JPAG in Bentol City, in the person of Janet Jackson, 17 years old of the Frank A Tolbert Jr.& Sr. High School. The other two girls are: Joletha Joe, 17 years old, also of the Frank A. Tolbert Jr. & Sr. High School and President of the Adolescent Girls group in Bentol and Alice N. Mulbah 19 years old, of the LEELA Girls Drop-In Center and THINK Rehabilitation and Empowerment Home.

The girls were briefed and prepared for the Round Table Discussion by Journalist, Isha Sesay of CNN and Freda Pinto moderated the session with the First Lady. For some of the girls, it was their first time riding an elevator at the Peace Corps headquarters. 

As if that was not enough for an experience of a lifetime, we were notified by the Public Diplomacy Officer at the US Embassy, Monrovia, that Mrs. Obama invited the girls she met and who participated in the documentary to attend the Premier of the documentary, “We Will Rise”, at the White House in Washington, DC on October 11, 2016 “The International Day of the Girl Child 2016”. The 23 girls from Morocco and 23 girls from Liberia spent one week in Washington, DC as guests of Mrs. Obama. 

All travel arrangements and travel documents were prepared and the girls passed their visa interviews on Friday, September 16, 2016. They left Liberia on October 7, 2016 and return on October 14, 2016.

 

The THINK Safe Homes received 25 children this quarter

 

We take this time to thank all of you, our faithful donors, partners and supporters!!!

 

 
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