The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Home continue to provide shelter and protection
THINK safe and juvenile homes presently have 13 residents (3 boys under-five, and 10 girls)
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, THINK has joined in the awareness efforts in our shelter and in the community. The children have a good understanding of what Coronavirus is, how the virus spreads, and how it can be prevented. They have been taught to make face masks by their Social Worker, using African fabric, and are enjoying creativity as they make their masks.
The State of Emergency was pronounced by the President of Liberia that took effect on April 10, 2020, and will last for 60 days, depending on the trend of new cases being reported by the Incident Management Team of the Ministry of Health and the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. As of May 11, 2020, there is a total of 211 confirmed cases, Active confirmed cases: 106, and 20 deaths.
During this State of Emergency, Donations of food and non-food items have been received from a local NGO, Teach For Liberia, a Go-Fund-Me donation page was set up online by HEAL, Inc. to raise support for two safe homes in Liberia, THINK Safe Home and Women Aid, Inc Safe Home.
We thank you, to all of you, our donors and partners for continued support during these difficult times.
Cases: Rape 1, Human Trafficking 1, Abandoned 4, Protection 12, Lost & Found 1
The children have been involved in their regular educational activities, receiving psychosocial support and counseling, engaged in creative arts and recreational activities. The residents were taken for a field trip to the beach where they had a picnic and played games, the adolescent girls swam at the edge of the ocean while the little ones swam in a blow-up pool that had ocean water filled into it.
THINK continues to participate in networking activities with other local and international partners. THINK participated in an exercise of mapping Human Rights institutions in Liberia that monitor human rights in the country.
As a member of the Women’s NGO Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL), THINK also participated in awareness creation in one community school in Montserrado County, and was one of the WONGOSOL members selected to visit three safe homes in operation in the midst of serious economic challenges in Liberia. The three safe homes are situated, one in Montserrado County and two in Margibi County. The three safe homes visited, were the THINK Safe Homes, the Women Aid Safe Home, and the Safe Home operated by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection. The visit was to assess the living condition of the residents and to interact with the residents. The Network donated food items to each of the homes.
THINK is part of a group of 25 stakeholders of civil society that were turned over to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection by IRC in December 2019.
We are extremely grateful to our faithful donors and partners for continuing to donate to THINK Liberia and helping us to close 2019 with smiles on the faces of our beneficiaries. We wish all of you a very prosperous new year and new decade.
“Out Run Ebola: Awareness/Protection For Children”
October 21, 2019
The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Home continue to provide shelter and protection, and health care for vulnerable children and survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence including Human Trafficking.
THINK was among Civil Society and women groups, that advocated along with the Ministry go Gender, Children and Social Protection for the passage of the Domestic Violence Act of 2019 by both Houses of the Liberian Legislature, and was finally passes by the President of Liberia in August 2019.The Domestic Violence Act has been in the Legislature for the passage for the past five years.
The 2019 / 2020 academic year has commenced and five older girls have been enrolled and are attending school.
We appreciate our donors and partners for being there for THINK Liberia. Thank You very much for your meaningful and continual support.
“Out Run Ebola: Awareness/Protection For Children”
July 23, 2019
The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Home continue to provide shelter and protection for vulnerable children and survivors of Sexual and Gender-Based Violence including Human Trafficking. This year is a transitional year for THINK with the restructuring of the administration and the Board of Directors. With this process, THINK has not taken in any new cases this quarter. The organization is working closely with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to ensure that the quality of services continues with the little funds received.
THINK celebrates the passing of the Domestic Violence Act of 2019 by the House of Representatives. The Act has been sent to the Liberian Senate for concurrence. After many years of advocacy, THINK joins other civil society organizations in congratulating Members of the House of Representatives for this victory. A separate draft Bill is being prepared for banning Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In the meantime, the National Traditional Council of Liberia has signed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding to stop all traditional 'bush schools' in order to start the process of creating awareness among the practitioners.
GlobalGiving will be conducting a field visit to the THINK facilities on July 25, 2019. A report of that visit will follow.
THINK wishes to thank all of you our donors who have stood with us over the years to provide protection, counseling, medical, and services to survivors and their families.
The THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Home continue to provide shelter and protection for survivors and vulnerable children
THINK Safe Home and Juvenile Transit Center received 2 new admissions this quarter. Both cases are for protection.
THINK has completed 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) in four communities located in three counties (Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa).
THINK along with Children Assistance Program (CAP), a local NGO and implementing partner with Global Fund for Children, have organized a network with 5 other local partner organizations providing almost the same services. We have met twice to discuss common challenges, how to address these challenges and a way forward. The objective is to form a stronger collaboration in order to identify common issues, seek training, funding, and other opportunities together.
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