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Welcome to C.R.E.E.R

Worrying Situation in Cote d’Ivoire

The press have finally started talking about the worrying situation in Cote d'Ivoire. The afternoon of my arrival in Abengourou in December 2014, the story was told of a 14 or 15 year old girl who in October was snatched in town near school around 6.00pm, just as the sun …

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New Brooms sweep in 2015

2015 looks to be a great year for us, finally we have the centre ready to receive children.  CREER-USA is in the process of being set up as a fundraising & advocacy body for the centre (on Twitter @CREERUSA).  I went to Cote d'Ivoire in December for almost a month, …

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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:   Front and yard - June Front and yard - …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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