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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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New Arrivals

As the end of the year is approaching, we are concerned about the future of the centre. We have children in the centre which has made life very busy with different cases.  Despite relentlessly posting on Twitter (@CREER_RCI ) and on our Facebook group we’re finding it difficult to access funding from public or private donors.  We’re in […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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