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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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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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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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Discussions at Nestlé

Silence has prevailed for a few months, the C.R.E.E.R board have been busy with a number of projects for future fundraising.  On return from the founder’s visit from Cote d’Ivoire, we rang Nestlé again who were already aware of us, to explain what happened on the trip there. Nestlé invited us to Vevey, their HQ […]

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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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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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Advocacy or Action?

It’s been mentioned before, there isn’t a centre in the sub-region of West Africa that solely caters for trafficked children.  Please search google; we cannot find much about what is happening to the trafficked children, but lots of advocacy about them.  Very little action. Due to ‘M’ the little girl who was found on the […]

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Ideas for vocational skills

We’ve already mentioned that the children will all leave with a vocational skill, or hopefully continue to further education so to be able to provide for themselves during their adults lives. Initially the children can try whichever one they would like, but in later years we hope that they will concentrate on one or two. […]

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A, B, C of farming for CREER

A is for avocados, we hope to have a tree or two on the land B is for bananas, which are native to Cote d’Ivoire & will be grown with the expert eye of one of our Ivorian board members.  They contain at least 10 percent of a recommended daily intake of carbohydrate in the form […]

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Child Trafficking – Ever thought about it?

Too many children are trafficked in the modern world.  Slavery was abolished before our time but yet it continues.  Children are trafficked around the world to be used as slaves in one form or other. Can you really let this continue? When did you last check the origin of your chocolate, clothes etc? Have you […]

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