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Further media coverage

Very proud to have had messages from all over the world since early this morning when the BBC’s Christian Parkinson’s short documentary about the centre was released.  Our Outreach Worker, Ibrahima, explained the centre’s role brilliantly! Please click to see BBC’s story about C.R.E.E.R: Rescuing the Trafficked Children of Ivory Coast We were also interviewed on […]

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Project Akoma

An excellent video by Interpol about Project Akoma carried out around the Ivorian southern western town of San Pedro in June 2015; wonderful to see people we work with who were on the ground carrying out this work.  San Pedro is a two day journey from our centre so we weren’t able to assist in this […]

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Al Jazeera at the centre

We were delighted to receive Tania Page and the Al Jazeera team a few weeks ago. Al Jazeera report  (on our YouTube channel) There are some schools opening up for child labourers, but these are the children of the planters.  Those that have been trafficked will never have a chance to go to school, they are […]

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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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A second return, the second month of 2015

Another return to Cote d’Ivoire via Ghana again in mid-February for a month.  Incredibly lucky to be assisted by an old friend with discounted airfares, the funding comes from our pockets.  The same as all the other transportation and other associated costs each time a trip is made; malarial drugs, visas, accommodation etc!  It isn’t a cheap trip each time […]

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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 sets.  She is believed to […]

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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, made some changes & had […]

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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:   The porch is now perfect for cool evenings: Look at what we did with […]

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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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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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