Niapele has created an Emergency Ebola Response Fund to help respond to the crisis. The Fund benefits Kriterion Monrovia, a student-run arts organization which is raising awareness and conducting public education campaigns to help people understand ebola - how it works, and how to protect themselves. Check out a recent report from Kriterion's field activities.
Public education is a vital tool in fighting this outbreak, and Kriterion is doing an amazing job reaching out to people, distributing sanitation supplies and conducting public awareness programs. Check out photos of their recent campaigns on Facebook and YouTube.
We also traveled to Liberia in August with hundreds of pounds of medical and hygiene supplies, and witnessed first hand how much strain the crisis is putting on the country.
We are continuing to support local grassroots organizations that work with vulnerable children through the distribution of food rations and sanitation supplies, as well as by spreading knowledge about ebola prevention.
for ways to immediately get involved - we have local volunteer opportunities! and are looking to expand in creative ways.
We have been working with war-affected communities in West Africa since 2007 - first in Ghana with Liberian refugees, and, since 2009, in Liberia - with mostly those same partners.
We partner with local organizations focused on issues of access to education, disability, women's empowerment, the arts and other community-level initiatives. Together we have served hundreds of thousands of school lunches, and worked to create opportunities for small farmers in doing so. Niapele helped develop and supports a center for children with disabilities, and works with other likeminded organizations and partners to help bring about positive change in Liberia.
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