Building from the roots up, our hopes, our dreams, our livlihoods, our destinies, the Christian Association for Regional Development cares about regional development in West Africa.
Poverty 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 West Africa.
Promoting Literacy in Liberia and Sierra Leone
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Information and knowledge could have helped immensely in curbing the spread of the Ebola virus, as thousand of lives were lost due to ignorance of how the disease spread - ignorance largely caused by illiteracy. CARD Europe now promotes literacy in partnership with CARD Sierra Leone and KEEP.
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.
Brenda Brewer 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.
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 for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. The cards we are dealt 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 and secure world.
CARD Europe's activities in 2014 were dominated by the fight against Ebola. We fought for and together with our colleagues in CARD Liberia (no CARD Sierra Leone at that time), we managed to get 10,000 solar lamps donated for the cause, and we arranged three fundraising events in Europe. In Oslo, London and Amsterdam (the last one held in January 2015).