By Jennifer Nardozzi,PsyD | Board Member and US Representative
To our Donors, Colleagues, Families and Friends:
We had planned to share with you our progress on the Commit and Act Foundation website when we were notified that MR. VANDY MACAULEY, the Staff member who was the Coordinator for Social Media at the Sierra Leone office and who had worked on the Commit and Act Foundation website, had passed away suddenly this week.
We are saddened to share this news with all of you.
Mr. Vandy, as he was known among the staff and the women and girls at the Shelter for Abused Girls, was an integral part of the office activities and projects at the Shelter. In addition to his Social Media position, he was also the DARE to CONNECT for couples coordinator and the Coordinator for the Girls Shelter projects. He was honorable, professional and enthusiastic about his role at the Sierra Leone's Commit and Act projects. He was a loyal and team member in all aspects of the work at the Shelter and with the community where he lived.
He will be greatly missed by his co-workers and the population at the Shelter as well as his communnity.
Survivors of Mr. Vandy includes his wife and four children.
We humbly request your assistance for the wife and children Mr. Vandy leaves behind.
By Jennifer Nardozzi | Board Member and U.S. Representative
To our Donors, Families, Colleagues and Friends:
We wish each and everyone of our Donors, Families, Colleagues, Volunteers and Friends a more peaceful, caring and loving Year 2023. Through your help, donations and volunteering these past years, we have been able to:
Provide communities with the right tools to get empowered and be able to further develop in an independent way.
Train professionals (healthcare/community leaders/police/teachers) to apply ACT and PROSOCIAL with individuals, groups and families.
Provide the Shelter for Abused girls and women from sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Provide conflict solution skills to bring peace to their homes benefitting entire families.
Provide MY BODY MY RIGHT-the Female Genital Mutilation-that c+a empowers girls, parents and communities to avoid FGM.
Provide Radio drama series, where 72% of citizens listen daily regarding gender based violence.
We also wish to acknowledge our preeminent Volunteer Dr Thomas Szabo who is taking leave of commit+act. Thomas helped train staff that helped build their abilities, capacities and skills; fund-raised for the organization; conducted research on DARE project; posted information on Commit+Act Foundation on social media and many more projects which were all vital to the activities of c+a in Sierra Leone as well as the US.
The NEW Year has just began, but we are ready and prepared for the many good things that are to come our way, with great energy, enthusiasm and affection for all of you.
By Jennifer Nardozzi | US Representative and Board Member
To our Donors, Colleagues, Families, Friends and Supporters:
Greetings from commit+act, a group founded in Sierra Leone in 2013. A shelter for abused girls, 1,688 girls and women who have come to our shelter since 2013 and who have received help, counseling, education on their health, and psychological sessions to help them move forward to a more stable and better life.
We have had different projects through the years, one of which is the sustainability of the agricultural project.
This project is to grow food and to feed people in their own neighborhood. We have learned that people who do not have their basic needs met, so many other things in their lives are impacted. There is often an increase in violence in families and communities when people are fighting over their most basic resources.
Hannah Bockarie, the Director of commit+act in Sierra Leone had traveled to Germany where the main office of Commit + Act, the original founder of commit+act in Sierra Leone is located. While in Germany, she participated in fundraising projects, as a result she was able to purchase a tractor which is now being used in the agriculture project in Makeni, Sierra Leone.
Helping them create sustainability in their basic needs, and helping them overcome their basic struggles, is the current project we are focusing on in Sierra Leone.
To you, our donors, colleagues, famillies, friends and supporters, we deeply appreciate your loyal help, encouragement and are grateful for your contributions.
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