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C.R.E.E.R

New Arrivals

As the end of the year is approaching, we are concerned about the future of the centre. We have children in the centre which has made life very busy with different cases.  Despite relentlessly posting on Twitter (@CREER_RCI ) and on our Facebook group we’re finding it difficult to access funding from public or private donors.  We’re in […]

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Months of active action

We’ve been a little lax, the website hasn’t been updated for a few months but there are numerous reasons for this. Our Outreach Worker & Administrative Assistant have been incredibly busy on the ground, gaining support from the team in France who in turn have been endeavouring to gain further support and awareness of the […]

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Richard Quest – aviation or cocoa specialist?

So what has Richard Quest got to do with C.R.E.E.R? I can hear you asking. He’s well known as an aviation related journalist … Remember last October when he & his team came to Cote d’Ivoire & were hosted by C.R.E.E.R?  He then created the ‘Coco-nomics’ documentary (unfortunately CNN Freedom Project doesn’t give any official recognition of […]

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Finally, we are operational!!!

Finally we can announce that we are now operational, it all came together on Friday 20th June. It’s not been an easy journey by any stretch of the imagination.  Two posts from late March 2014 & early April 2014 have been removed as the centre that was all confirmed on the edge of Abidjan; was […]

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Cocoa-Nomics from CNN Freedom Project with Richard Quest

Although rather late due to our extended travels, we’re proud to show CNN Freedom Project’s ‘Cocoa-Nomics’ which the C.R.E.E.R team acted as fixers.  From getting the CNN team in touch with the Ivoirian Embassy in London to arranging meetings with cocoa farmers & accompanying them to cocoa growing villages … As you can see, there’s […]

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A hole in my soulUn trou dans mon âme

Interesting piece from UTZ … the discovery of a trafficked child labouring as a brick maker in a villagePièce intéressante de UTZ … la découverte d’un enfant victime de traite travaillant en tant que fabricant de briques dans un village

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Street children: A conceptual approach

C.R.E.E.R.: brief # 1 By Sébastien Jadot – Policy Analyst, C.R.E.E.R Forewords It is always a privilege to be a part of a new project. It is even more rewarding when the project is teamed with partners from a variety of backgrounds that are all related in one way or another to Africa. All of […]

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Adieu Robin

It’s with a very heavy heart that we have to say goodbye to the talented film maker U. Roberto Romano who drew the world’s attention to child slavery in ‘The Dark Side of Chocolate’, ‘Shady Chocolate’ & ‘The Harvest’ amongst others. For C.R.E.E.R he was an advocate of human rights, unafraid to take on the […]

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What hope is there?

A great thanks is owed to Miki Mistrati & Ange Aboa for creating this new online documentary from Burkina Faso, released this morning. What hope is there for these children & families where the boys aged as young as 12 without any education feel the need to go & work on cocoa plantations to earn […]

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Halloween Chocolate

Trick or treating is upon us whether we like it or not! Have you already bought chocolate for Halloween? Did you read http://nexis.co.uk/pdf/Dark_Chocolate.pdf The ongoing trafficking of children in Cote d’Ivoire & across the rest of West Africa is an ongoing battle.  The children that are trafficked for cocoa are a percentage along with those […]

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