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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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First Repatriation

Thrilled to be able to say that our first repatriation took place on Wednesday! Our 6.5 year old girl has returned home to Burkina Faso with her father.  It’s not been an easy case, we initially thought she would stay with us for some time and our local Prosecutor has been very supportive. Back in […]

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Media attention

      Our Outreach Worker, Ibrahima has been filmed and interviewed by Christian Parkinson of the BBC and also by the  French channel RFI today about child trafficking and child labour. Needless to say we are incredibly proud of him & one of our girls who was also interviewed about her status (only her silhouette […]

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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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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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What hope is there?

A great thanks is owed to Miki Mistrati & Ange Aboa for creating this new online documentary from Burkina Faso, released this morning. What hope is there for these children & families where the boys aged as young as 12 without any education feel the need to go & work on cocoa plantations to earn […]

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Halloween Chocolate

Trick or treating is upon us whether we like it or not! Have you already bought chocolate for Halloween? Did you read http://nexis.co.uk/pdf/Dark_Chocolate.pdf The ongoing trafficking of children in Cote d’Ivoire & across the rest of West Africa is an ongoing battle.  The children that are trafficked for cocoa are a percentage along with those […]

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Aminah is on her way

Aminah is on her way south to us; at 3pm today was south of Orleans heading to us in deepest southern France.  www.overlandingwestafrica.com‘s shiny blue ‘truck’ with her new stickers for the 2013/2014 season .  Our boxes will once again be taken by Aminah ready for our centre in Cote d’Ivoire!  Overlanding West Africa are […]

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