Our Fiscal Sponsorships
Initiative: Camp For Peace, Liberia
Rebuilding lives at Camp for Peace Liberia
CSS has been in a relationship with Abel Learwellie, the founder of the Camp for Peace since 2011.
What began through a horrific personal journey of being a child soldier, Abel has dedicated his life to Peace and helping other child soldiers become rehabilitated into their communities through the vocational training that is offered at this one-room schoolhouse called Camp for Peace.
We need to raise $1,150 for 5 months to support this amazing work!
Videos of Camp for Peace
The overall goal of this project is to rehabilitate 5,000 former child soldiers, ex-combatants and other vulnerable youth through vocational education to full economic and social participation, transforming them from an ongoing challenge into a considerable asset to their communities.
Camp for Peace wants to extend thanks to its partners and friends in the US and Canada for helping to send our youth to school. It is our anticipated that this collaborative effort will yield more results in providing peace, security, justice, and reconciliation in Liberia.
Camp for Peace Liberia is a non-profit organization working with young people to promote sustainable peace and development. It was established in 2005 by its founder, B. Abel Learwellie and other child soldiers while pursuing degrees at the University of Liberia. It mainly works in the regions of Montserrado, Margibi, Bong, and Lofa... It is a fully registered non-for-profit NGO – Government of Liberia registration number MPEA/NGO/AC#1036.
From their experiences as former abductees and orphans – many of whom lost immediate and extended family members, friends and neighbors and suffered displacement – led them to commit to the ongoing and unmet needs of former child soldiers and ex-combatants as well as other youths that were equally affected by the war.
At Camp for Peace Liberia, we have formally prepared ourselves as educators, human rights activists, medical officers, administrators, environmentalists, and in other professional fields through university education and work experience. This enabled us to organize this organization to carter to marginalized and other war-affected youths.
Camp for Peace Liberia works to rehabilitate, reintegrate and empower those impacted by conflict and HIV/AIDS in Liberia. CFP-Liberia has been doing this through livelihood support programs, camping program, education, vocational training, peacebuilding, and health, agriculture and human rights activities.
Camp for Peace Liberia believes that former child soldiers can work themselves out of poverty with dignity if they are not treated as an object but as a subject. Therefore we use multiplicity strategies to combat unemployment by addressing the challenges and reality of life faced by former child soldiers since we know that children born in these situations are not their own making but caught up in the situation.
The overall, long-term development goal of this project is ultimately to rehabilitate 5,000 former child soldiers, ex-combatants and other vulnerable youth through vocational education four counties of Liberia; Montserrado, Margibi, Bong and Lofa to full economic and social participation, transforming them from an ongoing challenge into a considerable asset to their communities.
Activities Report 2017 posted on March 01, 2018 by B. Abel Learwellie
To learn more about Former Child Soldiers:
- Wrong Elements. Writer Jonathan Littell directs his first film, a documentary about former child soldiers who fought with Ugandan guerrilla group LRA, which faces reality.
- INTERVIEW with Jonathan Littell by SENSEI AGENCY | Free Listening …
Jun 12, 2016 – Here’s the audio of screencomment.com editor Ali Naderzad interviewing author-director Jonathan Littell about his documentary film “Wrong Elements”.
- A Lesson in Empathy From a Child Soldier
Emmanuel Jal, hip hop artist, and former Sudanese child soldier shares his thoughts about the healing and transformational powers of empathy. Plus, we also bring you the best of a panel discussion recorded at the Spirit Festival in Byron Bay, Australia, exploring the meaning of true wellness.
"The National Patriotic Front of Liberia (NPFL) captured me as a child soldier at the age of 12 and my parents were killed right before my eyes. This really got me angry and wanted to revenge on everyone who came on my way. I missed my parents so much and I got traumatized and felt that there was no hope for me. I got involved with drugs and alcohol. But after going through a series of trauma healing training, I finally decided to go to school to acquire skills to help my community and myself. Thanks to all our sponsor for making me human being again." - Pewee Flomo.
"There are times in our lives when we meet really remarkable people who walk in humility and inspire all of us to make the world a better place. Abel is one such person. A teacher and advocate for social justice moved to action by his own personal story that touches the world we live in now. We are honored to be able to support his amazing work to rehabilitate former child soldiers through this crowdfunding campaign." - Darlene Hunter CSS Executive
Initiative: Fukushima Solutions
As most of you know, a tsunami hit the coast of Japan in April of 2011, destroying the Fukushima power plant and sending three of the reactors into meltdown. We now know that the Pacific Ocean is deeply distressed, not just from radiation but also from other environmental causes.
The State of the Ocean Report establishes that most waters of the world are in various stages of dying.
When enough people raise their consciousness through love, prayer, and sacred technology, we can change the world. We then are working with the spiritual formative forces out of which the material world manifests.
The purpose of Fukushima Solutions is to encourage folks to delve into this world. By experiencing joy and thankfulness of nature, in a meditative state on a daily basis and then transferring these emotions to the devastation of Fukushima and the oceans. We can then heal the oceans and heal ourselves.
We at Fukushima Solutions are a group of people who believe that through the use of appropriate technology, prayer and sacred ceremony we can mitigate some of the devastation that humanity is causing to the waters of the earth.
By repeating our appreciation of nature day after day, we raise our own consciousness to a higher level. When many practice this, we can heal not only ourselves but nature and the oceans themselves. We do take our place in the universe and do become co-creators in what is right for us, the Earth and the whole universe. The whales, dolphins, fish and all the sea creatures and aquatic plants of the oceans will still have a place on this earth. Ultimately the human race will too.
There are also practical solutions that can be used to mitigate radiation problems and some are of a more esoteric nature. We will create a small network of experts using a KINS Innovation Network. These members are experts in the oceans, radiation remediation and consciousness-raising. We will share with you a deeper understanding of the issues surrounding Fukushima and the oceans and keep you updated and inspired to enter more fully into your connection and love of nature.
Please visit our website at www.fukushimasolutions.org for more information. This website and our subsequent postings will encourage and we hope to inspire you to take up a daily meditation that is centered around enjoying and appreciating nature. We will also use this venue to update you about ways to heal the waters of the Earth.
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Akha Orphanage: Akha Children's Dream Home - Awakened Connections - The hill tribes of the north Thailand are indigenous tribes at the lowest social and economic rank of the country and region. One of these tribes is called the Akha, originally from Tibet. The Akha mainly live in destitute conditions. Deeply caring and loving people, with the basics of life not being met across the board, the first priority for them is the children. When they were asked what would help them, they requested a children’s home. See Awakened Connections Information page.
The Black Hills Unity Concert ~ Elk Creek Resort, Piedmont, South Dakota. On September 13-14th, 2014 and again on August 28-30, 2015 and September 9-11, 2016,and September 8-9-10, 2017 in the Black Hills of South Dakota, thousands of people converged for a UNITY CONCERT — bringing together Native American tribes with those on the right side of justice to return the guardianship of the Black Hills to the Great Sioux Nation. the Black Hills Unity Concert Information page.
mä creative inc. - Grandmothers Wisdom: Reverence For All Creation is a multimedia project which includes a book, video, photography, paintings, and a website, recording the personal and intimate oral history of each of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers; how, as taught by their ancestors, they live and pray, work with plant medicines, and conduct ceremonies and rituals in their homes, on their lands and in their communities. See the mä creative inc.Information page.
The Peace of Tibet Stupa Project - The project is an effort to construct a Stupa in a rural Tibetan village where there is a need for a central place of prayer, and is the vision a local Tibetan man and his love for the elders of his village. The Stupa was completed in May 2014. See the Peace of Tibet Stupa Project Information page.