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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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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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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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Dreams realised after five days work in Cote d’Ivoire

Arranging a trip to Cote d’Ivoire via Ghana in under a week is not for the faint-hearted, particularly when your visa for Ghana has expired! This is what happened just prior to Easter.  The decision was made by C.R.E.E.R’s board that unless one of the board was on the ground in Cote d’Ivoire, nothing would […]

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SUNDAY SOCIAL GOOD: One Little Girl’s Trafficking Legacy

More information about C.R.E.E.R Thanks to ThirdEyeMom with our guest blog

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