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Updates

Voila Notre Centre!

I am thrilled to be able to give you a good look at our new Abengourou CREER centre, with before and after photos so you can see just how much we have achieved thus far! The front yard and entrance:   The porch is now perfect for cool evenings: Look at what we did with […]

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The Final Push to the Finish Line!

Unfortunately, the fit with Thierry, our initial Outreach Coordinator, wasn’t quite right for CREER’s vision, so we parted company at the beginning of September.  This meant that I stepped up to the front line to oversee the completion of all the building works on my own, and it was quite a learning experience!   During this […]

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Getting Underway …

Down in Abidjan, one of the first meetings we had was with a Captain in the Operation Licorne, the French Armed Forces peacekeeping operation in Cote d’Ivoire. By wonderful coincidence, the very day the Founder and I arrived in Abengourou was the same day a Licorne patrol also came to town to do some community […]

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First view of our centre

Exciting times flying back to West Africa in July, our first long-term volunteer Rachel & I flew into Accra keen to see the centre that Tony had arranged to rent for C.R.E.E.R at minimal cost in Abengourou. It was a long journey by road with a night in Bibiani then another night in Ghana’s Bia National […]

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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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Thrown a lifeline! We have a centre!!!

A friend of C.R.E.E.R’s founder handed us a lifeline a fortnight prior to the Founder returning to Cote d’Ivoire. Initially the trip was going to focus on researching trafficking routes across Burkina Faso & Ghana with entry points into Cote d’Ivoire.  However, it ended up being a race to get to Abidjan from Ouagadougou, Burkina […]

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Happy New Year

It may be over two weeks late, but we would like to wish all our followers a happy, healthy & wealthy 2014! A lot has been happening at C.R.E.E.R’s base in France and in Cote d’Ivoire. The founder & Vice President’s daughter (also a member) are due to leave for Cote d’Ivoire under their own […]

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Fair Trade in France & FranceO TV programme

Last night, FranceO ‘Investigatiôns’ screened Miki Mistrati & Ange Aboa’s film «Le Goût amer du chocolat» (“Shady Chocolate” is the English name) Thankfully we were notified by Miki that it was due to screen and tried to put the word out amongst our followers in France far & wide to gain more interest! It’s coming up to […]

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