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Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone

by commit and act e.V. Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone

Dear Friends, Donors, Family and Colleagues:

We are happy to report that we have installed the solar panels in our facility, thanks to the generrous donation from the Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Foundation. The Mohsin and Fauzia Jaffer Foundation in its donation to commit+act, included an amount for us to establish our garden where the girls will be taught how to plant vegetables that will contribute to their good health and provide them with nutritious diets. 

As a result of our giving these emotionally and physically abused girls a home where they could feel safe and taken care of, some of the girls who came to the shelter, have given birth. To help them with their babies, we established a Baby Shelter to take care of these babies and to educate their young mothers on how to care of them.

We have created a ravine on the property so as to protect the structure from flooding, which has happened in the past and continue to plague the country as well.

With the increase in the number of girls that we are housing in our shelter, along with the additional responsibillity for the care and treatment of the newborns, we have had to employ additional help so we increased the number of staff we have at the Shelter.

Now, we are focused on developing more educational programs for these girls, programs that will teach them the basic elementary and secondary education, to give them the fortification so that they will learn how to take care of themselves, basic and important hygiene and how to be able to take care of the needs of their children who will grow up in this troubled atmosphere. We believe that education, which is not prevalent in the country, is a big need not just for these girls in the shelter, but also to educate the young women who were born and live in the country to help them from becoming victims of emotional and physical abuse that is so common in poverty areas, specially since Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in the world.

We are grateful for your donations. We appreciate the continued support of our friends and family and we are sincerely touched when we receive donations from new donors and new friends. We hope and pray for your continued support and good will.

With deep appreciation,

Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD

U.S. Representative and Board Member

To all our donors, colleagues, friends and family:

We are happy to report that our participation in the Global Giving "Little-by-Little" campaign held for five days in April, 2018 helped us in our continued efforts to help the shelter for abused girls which was created by Commit + Act.

The contributions we received will help us in our efforts to maintain sustainability for our shelter.

We are now in the process of getting solar panels installed and we will be getting the farm tools and equipment, together with seeds so we can start our farm/garden, so that the girls can learn how to cultivate these seeds to provide them with nutritious and healthful meals.

We are blessed to have such faithful donors, and we were blessed much more when a special donor, who we will tell you all about in our next report, contributed greatly to our girls shelter.

We are totally grateful to all our donors - we could not continue the work we began a few years ago, without the kindness and heartfelt contributions that have been made to our cause.

We thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

In gratitude, 

Dr. Jennifer Nardozzi

Board Member and

U.S. Representative

To all our donor, friends, colleagues and family:

 

We thank all of you for your support and donations and for the help which you have shown in our efforts to build the shelter for abused girls in Bo, Sierra Leone.

We have good news:

1.   We are able to accommodate more girls due to the expansion of the shelter.

2.   We have purchased new beds for all the girls.

3. We have corrected the problem with the ravine that caused a great deal of flooding by building a retaining wall to prevent future overflows and flooding.

4. We are investigating purchasing new solar panels but would need to raise funds.

5.   We have hired new staff to help us manage the shelter and take care of the residents, which, has been costly, but necessary.

All of the above has cost our group an increased outlay of funds, so we are once again at the point of beginning a new fund raising campaign to help us pay for all the improvements, outlays and expenses. We are grateful that we are now helping more young women as they struggle with the problems that continues to exist in one of the poorest country in the world.

We ask for your assistance and continued good will and hopefully, your generosity will contiue as we continue to grow.

We thank you and appreciate with grateful heart all of what you have done in our work.

On behalf of the abused girls now residing in our shelter (and many more to come as we continue to grow), please accept our heartfelt thanks.

In gratitude,

Dr. Jen

To all our friend and donors to the Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra Leone:

We want to file this report and let all our friends and donors know that we continue to be grateful for the donations we have received to help us rebuild the shattered Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra Leone.

We have made many advances with the shelter despite the various problems we encountered because of the flooding and heavy rains. 

         *  We have repaired the generator which was ruined because of the flooding.

         *  All the mattresses were replaced.

         *  We replaced the clothing of the girls and women that had been carried off due to the flooding.

         *  We have built a barrier in front of the shelter so that there will be no flooding in the future.

         *  We are now teaching the girls skills at the computer school.

         *  And we have finally secured a stable internet at the shelter.

Although we have not reached our goal in raising funds to complete the shelter, all our teams are working very hard to raise funds and we are hopeful for the continued support of our friends and donors from all over the world.

We thank each of you for your help and in this season of "Good Cheer" we wish everyone a very Happy and Blessed Holiday.

In gratitude,

Dr. Jen

U..S. Representative and Board Member

To all our friends and donors to the Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra, Leone

We gratefully acknowledge all of you for your support and donations as it has helped us with the building of the Girls Shelter in Bo, Sierra, Leone. With the donations we had received, we were beginning to put the foundation, flooring, dividers, etc in the building and we were hopeful that with additional contributions, we would be able to build the roof.

But, as you must have recently read in the news and telecasts, there was a tremendous mudslide in Sierra, Leone, but in addition to the mud, there was a catastrophic flooding in many areas, including Bo that affected the Girls Shelter: for example, the generator was completely broken, the shelter was completely damaged, cement to build the Shelter was washed away, mattresses floated away, the food (like rice and chicken) were destroyed, the girls and women’s clothing were washed away leaving them only with the clothes on their back.

There is an estimated loss of over $7000 USD. With the destruction, we are forced to face the reality that we have to start all over again to build the Girls Shelter and we must again begin a recovery drive to raise donations in order to build again. For a country that has had so much suffering and difficulties in the past, to once more have to face a new challenge, would be naturally overwhelming, but our teams not only in the U.S., but in Germany, UK, Europe and other parts, are all ready and willing to once again mount a campaign to help the people of Sierra Leone.

We thank you again for your help and we turn to you again for your assistance in helping us rebuild.

In gratitude,

Dr. Jen

 

Dr. Jennifer Nardozzi

Licensed Clinical Psychologist

 

www.jennardozzi.com

786-427-5323 (office telephone number)

 

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Location: 63739 Aschaffenburg - Germany
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Project Leader:
Jennifer Nardozzi
Miami, Florida United States
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