HELPING PEOPLE TO REBUILD THEIR LIVES
LIBERIA HIT HARD
Combined with an almost 15 year long civil war, Liberia was hit very hard. Large parts of the population were displaced as refugees, many of them still have not returned, their homes and businesses destroyed. Jobs are scarce with an unemployment ration of 85% as a consequence. The education system is in ruins. Many schools were destroyed or damaged and are in need of repair. The quality of the educational system is of great concern.
We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eradicated and people live in dignity and security. CARD will be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movent dedicated to the ending of poverty. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. The cards we are delt in life are not the cards we have to live with. Change must come from within us, the will and right to live in a safe a nd secure world.
The situation with regard to Ebola is very serious and the disease is spreading faster than the measures to stop it and faster than in other West African countries at the moment. What is also worrying is that the Ebola control at the airport is reported to be completely inadquate. It is therefore of utmost importance to focus on containing and mitigating the disease in Liberia.
Building from the roots up, our hopes, our dreams, our livlihoods, our destinies, the Christian Association for Regional Development cares about regional development in Liberia.
vty and lack of economic growth in the African region has grown tremendously in the last decades. Families in turmoil, Early teenage school dropouts, teenage pregnancy,gender based violence and much more are all plights that afflict Africa.
Dance Ebola Away - Amsterdam
Did you know that you can enjoy yourself while contributing to a good cause?
Actually you can, on 24th of January in Amsterdam. CARD Europe, in partnership with several Liberian organisations (see below) in the Netherlands, invites you to “Dance Ebola Away”, an event in Amsterdam for the purpose of raising funds for providing Ebola protective kits for people in Liberia. At the venue there will be a dance competition, food and beverages, lots of good music and a reverse raffle draw with great prices. Program will follow later. This is a follow-up of the popular "Run Ebola Away" events in Oslo and London. Read about the events here and see the pictures on Facebook!
Kids Educational Engagement Project (KEEP)
Brenda started this initiative in September 2014 when she was tutoring her two boys at home and felt that other kids in her community were just as idle but lacked the basic educative supplies and tutoring to keep their minds engaged due to economic constraints. Brenda started putting together ‘educational packets’ based on grade levels and started delivering these packets personally door to door in the various communities in Monrovia.