Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone

by commit and act e.V.
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
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone
Helping Abused Girls, Sierra Leone

To our Donors, Families, Associates, Colleagues and Friends:

We are thankful and grateful that although each of us was affected directly or indirectly by COVID 19, we all are here together again and being helped by the vacciness that have become available. We are once again, UNITED in our work, dedication and activities.

We are happy to report that Mr. Ruben Rozental,one of our USA Volunteers, was a finalist in the Invest in Others Prize. As a result of his association with Invest in Others, c+a received a donation of $20,000.

We at Commit & Act are incredibly grateful to an organization called PPL for their generous contribution of $6,845. This will help our sustainable projects at the Shelter, insuring that the girls and the women at the Shelter ccontinue to have avenues to build a better future for themselves,

Mr. Thomas Szabo, another USA Volunteer, is working on developing the research for DARE, which is a program for couples to help decrease domestic violence in Sierra Leone.

We thank you for your continued support and help and hope for your continuing interest and participation.

In gratitude,

Dr. Jennifer Nardozzi

US Representative and Board Member

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Dear Donors, Colleagues, Families and Friends:

We are thankful and we consider ourselves blessed for the lessons we learned after having gone through the Ebola epidemic that infected Sierra Leone, that allowed us to better combat COVID 19 successfully so that we were able to protect our girls at the shalter as well as our staff.

Now, we continue our work and our mission: enrollment of new clients, distribution of dignity kits to clients, individual and group counselling sessions, study sessions, medicals, family tracing, Mediation, social activities, scene of crime, legal representation in court, reunification and follow-ups on old and new clients.

We had 5 Clients referred to the shelter from the Family Support Unit in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender and Childen's Affairs, Commmunities, NGOs and other partners in child protection.

5 clients were enrolled and 1 was pregnant. Each client is assigned to a social worker for a complete case management plan.The client has access support services from other line ministries and partners, is given a dignity kit upon enrollment and the social worker provides essential services.

150 Individual counselling sessions were conducted for 30 clients on several topics: positive behavior of a child, family problems, physical abuse, rejection,strugglng academically, respect for elderly people, relationship building and trust, stress management, traumatic experience, domestic violence, fear of court setting, etc.

24 Group counsellinng were conducted for 120 girls: shelter rules, life after shelter and the impact of education to girls.

20 Study sessions were conducted for 100 clients on topics like verbal aptitude, basic calculations, dictation and spelling, Religious and Moral Education, Composition, English, Social Studies, Integrated Science for pupils in primary and secondary school.

Follow ups were made to 140 unified clients in various communicaties inside and outside of Bo, where our shelter is located.

We have been busy doing our work with the community and have been doing fundraising activities via online trainings partnering with Praxis. We have raised thousands of dollars even during the pandemic through our collaboration with professionals who generously have given of their time for these trainings. The money raised from these trainings have been donated to commit and act so we can continue our impactful work in the world.

We are grateful for the support we have received from our donors, friends and families along with partners such as GlobalGiving.

In gratitude,

Dr. Jennifer Nardozzi,

US Representaive and Board Member

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February 2, 2021:

 

To our Donors, Colleagues, Families, Friends and Contributors:

First, we wish you all a very Healthy, Happy, Peaceful 2021.

As sadly as  the Ebola epidemic was, we learned a great deal from that experience and as a result, we have been able to ccpe with COVID 19 infestations well and safe in our area. We continue to follow the CDC and WHO recommendations of wearing masks, social distancing and washing hands frequently.

We are happy to report that under the pandemic circumstances, we were able to hold our Annual General Meeting on January 7-10, 2021, limiting it to just the National Staff, following the above procedures.

Commit+Act was founded in 2013 in Sierra Leone to bring psychosocial support to people in conflict areas. Since the establishment, it has implemened various projects and activities with partnership and support from Commit+Act Germany and Commit+Act USA.

Our organization staff, Board members and partners came together under limited attendance, observing the above procedures, so we could look into the activities for 2020, where we looked at the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to be able to plan for 2021.

1.  My Body My Right

a.  We advertised for recruitment of young women as well as gave orientation to our staff.

b.  The traditional launchng was difficult due to identifying those most affected by this project

c.  We made provision initially for 200 girls but we have a great number (over 2600) on the wait list.

d.  The challenge is limited funds.

 

2.  Shelter for Abused Girls

a.  Provided safe homes for girls

b.  Provided 3 meals a day for girls

c.  Provided dignity and sanitary kits for girls

d.  Provided medical support for clients

e.  Provided legal aid to clients

f.  Conduct family tracing, reunification and follow up on clients

g.  Social intraction with clients during their stay at the home

h.  Staff training in ACT and Prosocial.

So much has been accomplished but yet, there is so much more to do.  We need all the help we can get, and we are  truly grateful for the donations given to our cause.

In gratitude,

Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD'

Board Member and USA Representative.

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To our Donors, Colleagues, Famiies, Supporters and Friends:

We are happy to report that you can now look at our program and activiies through our new website. Here is the link: https://www.commitandact.org/.

In celebration of the 30th year of the Reunification of Germany, the German Ambassador, His Excellency Horst Gruner and the UN  Women Country Representative, Dr. Mary Okumu, visited our Commit and Act Foundation Shelter for Abused Girls.

They donated 100 radios to the girls, instead of giving a celebratory party as His Excellency Ambassador Gruner stated that the radios are the windows of information for the recipients. He praised the work of Commit+Act and was very mpressed with the unique work being done with these abused girs. One of the abused girls shared her experience with the Ambassador and he was deeply moved and pledged that he will definitely support our work.

Dr. Mary Okumu, the UN Women Country Representative also expressed her thanks to the Team for the great job done in serving humanity.

Commit+Act is very pleased and happy with the recception of these two prominent guests and for the historical visit to the Commit+Act Foundation Shelter for Abused Girls.

In addition to the prestigious visit, we would like to inform everyone that we are hosting an ongoing fundraiser: a webinar series by professionals in the psychological and behavioral health fields. Here is the information for anyone interested:

https://www.praxiscet.com/events/commit-act-prosocial-practice-sep-2020/

We thank you for all your support, donations, encouragement and Good Will.

In gratitude,

 

Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD

Board Member and US Chapter Representative

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Dear Donors, Families, Friends and Supporters:

We are happy to give you our Report for this month.

1.     COVID19 affected Sierra Leone as it has affected every nation in the World specially in Bo area, where we have our principal Shelter for Abused Girls. What our Team in Bo used was the best practices they used during the Ebola crisis, to break the chain of transmission. And, it has worked, and we continue to hope that it continues to work!

We provided trainings to help educate the comunities using the prosocial approach and included  the kids in Sierra Leone. We followed closely the recommendations of the U.S. CDC as well as WHO recommendations to counter the transmissions and effects of this virus. What we learned from the Ebola crisis was an immense training and help in our fight in combatting this virus.

2.     Commit+Act restated our commitment against Racial Violence, Racial Injustices and Police Brutality. Our Statement and our Mission speak to our fundamental principle that our works speak to our actions. As Ghandi once proclaimed: "My Life in my Message". Our stand is unequivocal and firm: racial violence, racial injustice and police brutality has no place in our world and in our work.

3.     We are working on our WEBINAR series that will feature professionals in the prosocial and ACT world. THe WEBINAR will also serve as a fundraiser vehicle.

4.     We are also working on creating a new version of our own website that reflects our work in the world.

We continue with great energy, great hope and sustained gratitude at the help and support we have recieved and continue to receive from Donors, Supporters, Families and Friends, like you.

In gratitude,

Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD

Board Member and US Representative

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