Our Fiscal Sponsorships

Initiative: Camp For Peace, Liberia

Rebuilding lives at Camp for Peace Liberia

 

CSS has been in a relationship with Abel Learwellie, the founder of the Camp for Peace since 2011.

What began through a horrific personal journey of being a child soldier, Abel has dedicated his life to Peace and helping other child soldiers become rehabilitated into their communities through the vocational training that is offered at this one-room schoolhouse called Camp for Peace.

 

Education Project for 50 marginalized Liberian
by Camp for Peace Liberia

Despite all the challenges, Camp for Peace Liberia continues to serve as a beacon of hope for the Liberian community. Even in the darkest hour, where there seems to be no light on the deck, we are motivated and blessed to hope for the most devastated. We continue to provide food to starving people, people with disabilities, and single mothers. Our vocational program continues to operate amid the pandemic, and we continue to provide basic human rights education to rural communities despite access to vehicles.

Camp for Peace Liberia would not have mustered the courage to reach its goals without generous donations from supporters and community members like you. With your support, we achieve a lot over the years, including the empowerment and reintegration of over 600 vulnerable youths. We provided food packages to over 500 vulnerable people in five counties of Liberia during the height of COVID 19 last year. We have also constructed several mini food process factories that currently provide jobs and graduates. We were also able to build a multipurpose hall for vulnerable rural women who have seen some of the worst living conditions during their lifetime.

We have again reached a point where there is no food for our students. We have gone out of electricity, and our teachers have not taken stipends for three months due to the resurgence of the COVID 19 delta Variant. We are asking for your help to raise $15,000 to continue providing meals for our students, give partial electricity to our campus, and compensate our teachers for the sacrificial work they are doing.

Global Giving has provided us the platform to participate in their matching grant campaign beginning September 13, 2021, at 00:00:00 EDT to September 17, 2021, at 23:59:59 EDT. Every amount from $50.00 above will receive a 50% matching fund from Global Giving during this campaign. Also, kindly consider telling your friends and family about our project or share the link of our project on social media and other platforms.

The link to the donation is https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/education-for-50-marginalized-liberians-youths. Every donation makes a difference and takes us one step closer to building a better community! Thank you in advance for your support!

The Camp for Peace Liberia is founded by a former child soldier, Abel Learwellie, who has seen much suffering and pain of those recruited and made to commit atrocities under the influence of drugs and other bad substances. campforpeace.org

Camp for Peace Liberia is a non-profit organization working with young people to promote sustainable peace and development. It was established in 2005 by its founder, B. Abel Learwellie and other child soldiers while pursuing degrees at the University of Liberia. It mainly works in the regions of Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, and Lofa... It is a fully registered non-for-profit NGO – Government of Liberia registration number MPEA/NGO/AC#1036.

From their experiences as former abductees and orphans – many of whom lost immediate and extended family members, friends and neighbors and suffered displacement – led them to commit to the ongoing and unmet needs of former child soldiers and ex-combatants as well as other youths that were equally affected by the war.

At Camp for Peace Liberia, we have formally prepared ourselves as educators, human rights activists, medical officers, administrators, environmentalists, and in other professional fields through university education and work experience. This enabled us to organize this organization to carter to marginalized and other war-affected youths.

Camp for Peace Liberia works to rehabilitate, reintegrate and empower those impacted by conflict and HIV/AIDS in Liberia. CFP-Liberia has been doing this through livelihood support programs, camping program, education, vocational training, peacebuilding, and health, agriculture and human rights activities.

Camp for Peace Liberia believes that former child soldiers can work themselves out of poverty with dignity if they are not treated as an object but as a subject. Therefore we use multiplicity strategies to combat unemployment by addressing the challenges and reality of life faced by former child soldiers since we know that children born in these situations are not their own making but caught up in the situation.

The overall, long-term development goal of this project is ultimately to rehabilitate 5,000 former child soldiers, ex-combatants and other vulnerable youth through vocational education four counties of Liberia; Montserrado, Margibi, Bong and Lofa to full economic and social participation, transforming them from an ongoing challenge into a considerable asset to their communities.

Testimonials

"The National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) captured me as a child soldier at the age of 12 and my parents were killed right before my eyes. This really got me angry and wanted to revenge on everyone who came on my way. I missed my parents so much and I got traumatized and felt that there was no hope for me. I got involved with drugs and alcohol. But after going through a series of trauma healing training, I finally decided to go to school to acquire skills to help my community and myself. Thanks to all our sponsor for making me human being again." - Pewee Flomo.

"There are times in our lives when we meet really remarkable people who walk in humility and inspire all of us to make the world a better place. Abel is one such person.  A teacher and advocate for social justice moved to action by his own personal story that touches the world we live in now. We are honored to be able to support his amazing work to rehabilitate former child soldiers through this crowdfunding campaign." - Darlene Hunter CSS Executive

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For more info about the donations, call CSS and ask for Valerie 707/604-7362 or send an email at css.valeriehausmann@gmail.com.

 

Completed Initiatives:

Akha Orphanage: Akha Children's Dream Home - Awakened Connections - The hill tribes of the north Thailand are indigenous tribes at the lowest social and economic rank of the country and region. One of these tribes is called the Akha, originally from Tibet. The Akha mainly live in destitute conditions. Deeply caring and loving people, with the basics of life not being met across the board, the first priority for them is the children. When they were asked what would help them, they requested a children’s home. See Awakened Connections Information page.

 

The Black Hills Unity Concert ~ Elk Creek Resort, Piedmont, South Dakota. On September 13-14th, 2014 and again on August 28-30, 2015 and September 9-11, 2016,and September 8-9-10, 2017 in the Black Hills of South Dakota, thousands of people converged for a UNITY CONCERT — bringing together Native American tribes with those on the right side of justice to return the guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation. the Black Hills Unity Concert Information page.

 

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mä creative inc. - Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence For All Creation is a multimedia project which includes a book, video, photography, paintings, and a website, recording the personal and intimate oral history of each of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers; how, as taught by their ancestors, they live and pray, work with plant medicines, and conduct ceremonies and rituals in their homes, on their lands and in their communities. See the mä creative inc.Information page.

stupa roundThe Peace of Tibet Stupa Project -  The project is an effort to construct a Stupa in a rural Tibetan village where there is a need for a central place of prayer, and is the vision a local Tibetan man and his love for the elders of his village. The Stupa was completed in May 2014. See the Peace of Tibet Stupa Project Information page.