Vulnerable communities often lack access to clean and safe water as well as safe sanitary infrastructures. Providing clean water for vulnerable communities is a necessity in order to protect them from diseases, infections, and malnutrition – all of which can lead to death. Some of the challenges of getting clean water for vulnerable communities include the following;
On January 16th, 2008, Liberia ushered in the first female African President. Liberia is the first and only African country to do this. Despite this monumental achievement, Liberia like most West African countries still has a long way to go in protecting its vulnerable women. Women are vital in the building of strong communities. This is true for several reasons.
Marginalized West African communities usually struggle with having certain jobs filled up or having certain positions occupied. These discrepancies occur for a number of reasons, most of which are financially motivated. Finances, or the lack of, lead to prominent gaps in the system, usually in the medical and educational fields. This post will be discussing the top 5 professions needed in marginalized and vulnerable West African communities. It is important to note that these professions are essential but what is more essential are the systems that will enable the existence of these professions. Without further ado, let’s delve in.
WHAT IS UNICEF?
UNICEF or The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund was established on the 11th of December, 1946 in New York, United States. In 1953, UNICEF permanently joined the UN and changed its name from the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund to the current name, the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund. UNICEF was originally created to provide food as well as healthcare to the children and the mothers in countries that had been disproportionately destroyed by the Second World War.
Non-Profit Organizations often face some challenges with communities in West Africa. In this blog post, we’ll be discussing the top 5 challenges Non-Profit organizations face with communities in West Africa.
Book Tree Children’s Library is open! We have accomplished a lot, but we still have so much to do! Adding books and programs will be an ongoing process, but we are so excited that this part of our vision is beginning to take shape.
Through the construction of a school in the Liberian township of Clay-Ashland, we will be providing children from poor, rural and disadvantaged communities with access to a high-quality, affordable education. Our educational facility will provide low-cost primary education focusing on children aged 5 to 14 years old (kindergarten to grade 8). This will be a holistic facility that will also include a cafeteria, providing nutritious food to children, and a library that gives children access to a variety of books to promote a reading culture and thus further improve literacy.
Ri’ayah foundation is a foundation created by Liberians for Liberians. Ri’ayah means care and this foundation is here for the outcome, not the income. The majority of our staff and board is made up of Liberians therefore we have a personal, vested interest in the well-being and progress of Liberia.
The sewing machines are here! Local youth were thrilled as we opened the doors of the Splendid Sewing School, giving economically deprived youth the opportunity to equip themselves with sewing skills and nurture their creativity to produce unique, affordable, much-needed items for impoverished communities.