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

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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Dear Donors, Colleagues, Family and Friends:

 

We are pleased to let you know that our Sierra Leone Director, Ms. Hannah Bockarie was invited to the Leadership Conference in Ghana, where she made an impression on the participants with her report on the Shelter for Abused Girls in Sierra Leone.

Ms. Bockarie is giving the keynote address at the forthcoming ACBS World Conference which will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana July 14-19, 2020. It is a great honor to be asked to give the keynote address. In addition, we have applied to speak on Leadership at ACBS, on social enterprise being developed in Sierra Leone.

We will share with you on our next report all the good things that will take place at the ACBS World Conference in July.

We thank you for your continued support of our project.

In appreciation,

Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD

US Representative and Board Member 

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To all our Friends, Family, Donors, Colleagues and Supporters:

We are thankful to have had good friends, family members, colleagues and specially, our Donors, who have continued to give us support and help in our activities in helping our Shelter for Abused Girls in Sierra Leone.

Because of your faith and confidence in our program, we have been able to move forward.

        *   We are updating our website: both homepages for the United States and Germany.

        *   Our Germany office offers a QuickBooks training to our accounting staff member        Lamlin, on the recommendation of Uwe, our most efficient, capable and highly valuable staff member.

         *   We are revitalizing our list of recurring donors with the view of getting them more involved in what we are doing in Sierra Leone. We are processing methods of making donation easier to do by working with PayPal and help with our fund-raising projects.

We have taken more than the first step in our "Journey of a Thousand Miles" - the beneficiaries have been the many girls who have come through our Shelter for aid, protection, education and the hope of a better future - and we CONTINUE ON with the help of ALL of you.

In gratitude,

 

Jennifer Nardozzi, PsyD

Board Member and U.S. Representative

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