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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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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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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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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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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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And so CNN had to leave …

But not without a great second day with our team in Cote d’Ivoire took CNN Freedom Project Presenter Richard Quest & team to Divo meeting planters en masse, offering them chocolate which many won’t have tasted before as they don’t have the means to pay for it.   Sadly the box the chocolate is in […]

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Akwaba Sébastien!

We are thrilled to welcome Sébastien Jadot to the C.R.E.E.R team, based in Brussels, Belgium; seat of the EU government he has an excellent background to join C.R.E.E.R as a Policy Analyst and on a benevolent level. Sébastien wrote an excellent article on the historical & political background to cocoa farming; highlighting the reasons why […]

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STOP PRESS from Friday 12th July 2013

Following our STOP PRESS piece on Friday, here are the two articles mentioned. A massive thanks goes to C.R.E.E.R’s Vice President in Cote d’Ivoire who retrieved these articles!  Please note these children are going to ‘several NGO’s’ but many we suspect will be orphanages who aren’t used to dealing with the emotional needs of these […]

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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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