Support women and orphans who seek sanctuary from war by improving camp conditions, engaging them in training and education, and safeguarding their rights as refugees.
Women and children, having fled from Liberia's war for the past 15 years, have sought refuge in Ghana. The Liberian Refugee Women's Organization (LIREWO) was founded in 2001 and seeks to provide training in textiles, sewing, hairdressing and other skills for refugees. LIREWO also provides an orphanage, counseling, and other support activities for women and children who wish to rebuild their lives from the ravages of war.
Equipment for the center and orphanage, such as desks and teaching aids, will make it easier for LIREWO to effectively support skills training and education. Construction of a water reservoir will also provide a reliable source of water for the camp.
Training, education, and support will give these refugees the opportunity to rebuild their lives, as well as allow them to contribute their voices to peace initiatives in Liberia.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
Life in a Liberian Refugee Camp
Liberia's Civil War
‘We Aren’t Hooked on Handouts’ Challenge Refugees