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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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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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An Interview with Nikki – volunteer fundraiser

18 months ago, I became involved with C.R.E.E.R by pure chance. Someone suggested that perhaps people could come up with ideas for fundraising. So, after a few glasses of wine, I piped up “Why don’t we have our own Olympics?”! Talk about being jumped on! So it came to pass that I got asked to […]

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Update from the Child Labor Cocoa Coordinating Group

Positive moves in the right direction … time will tell! But still no one looking at the situation with the children that are living on the streets having escaped their situation or those being trafficked across the border! We mustn’t forget, C.R.E.E.R started due to ‘M’ who was in domestic servitude. The figures to find […]

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The Chocolate Industry Exposed: Child Labor, Trafficking and Fair Trade Mislabeling

Excellent piece on the situation!  Please think about the origin of your chocolate this Easter!

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‘Nothing Like Chocolate’ Washington D.C. Premiere

Monday, March 18 2013 : 6:30 p.m. Howard University Welcome by Alfonzye Chisholm Jr., Director, Office of Sustainability, Howard University NOTHING LIKE CHOCOLATE (USA/Grenada/Ivory Coast, 2012, 67 min.)Washington, D.C. Premiere   From currency to candy, chocolate reflects a rich history of sacred ritual, endorphin highs, hip anti-oxidants, exotic sensuality, high quality luxury and enslaved children. The film tells the […]

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The difference between Orphans and Trafficked Children

Following a conversation earlier with an organisation who has signed up to the Fair Labor Association; we realised the need to examine the ‘difference’ between an orphan and a trafficked child. An orphan – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orphan A trafficked child – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafficking_of_children “This can stem from a dangerous “movement” stage of trafficking or from specific aspects of the “exploitation” […]

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Easter chocolate; your choice!

The supermarket shelves are stacked high with easter eggs already, four weeks before Easter Sunday! Have you ever thought where many of these chocolate eggs originate from?

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The impact of the good old Sweet Potato on Global Health

The sweet potato or ‘kumara’ in NZ could be an essential part of our centre farming! Another great post from ThirdEyeMom!

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Green building materials?

It all got rather exciting today. We found a project for a floating school in Lagos in Nigeria http://ht.ly/hMEpg although this wouldn’t be ideal for land-based C.R.E.E.R it was the start of a trail. It led to an orphanage in South Africa that has been built from shipping containers; which then incited a call to the architects […]

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