CHRAD intesifies counseling program

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the adolescence stage is concerned with children between ages 10-19 years. During this period, they go through a lot of stress and strain and encounter a series of developmental challenges. The situation with former refugees and some with no parental care further compounds the issue.

The over twenty (20) years of exile life strongly supports the evidence that most of these young ones were either brought to Ghana at a tender age or were born at the Buduburam Refugee Settlement. For this reason, the majority of them have either weak or no connecting families in Liberia. This and many more individual reasons including feedback from those who returned into exile from Liberia has been the main reason to continue to keep former refugees in exile.

At the Settlement, they survive at the mercy of well-wishers daily. Education has become a privilege to some of them hence increasing the number of street children loitering around. Some are therefore being gradually influenced to involve in bad habits such as Commercial sex activities, petty theft, and drug abuse.

These children are our target beneficiaries for which we are seeking funding to help them since they are innocent, less experienced, with no good parental care. Besides, our philosophy is “no dead-end kid” in other words; all children regardless of tribe, religious background, or gender must be given all necessary support to actualize their fullest potential. By doing so, we, as people would be grooming assets to help minimize human resource waste.

Considering all these facts, and taking into consideration that, counseling is one of our core areas of service, we have initiated an effort to give more importance to issues concerning the adolescent age group with regards to skills acquisition as well as their social lives. We do so believing that it is one of the important modality of treatment for the adolescent-related problems. Your support in a variety of ways and regardless of size; will be appreciated, well utilized, and accounted for.

TRRR donate to the Budubram Refugee Community

Upon the visit of the delegation of TRRR to the Buduburam in 2013, and direct interactions with the former refugees and some community leaders, TRRR saw the need to establish a scholarship program to be managed by the Leadership of Cradle of Hope for Relief and Development.

Presently, 20 vulnerable school children from various schools within the refugee community are benefiting from the initiative. The selection of these children was critically analyzed along with the various schools to certify the criteria of academic performance and need the base.

Despite huge demand to expand the initiative to cover many as 500 and more vulnerable children, the initiative presently caters to the 20 beneficiaries with tuition fees only.

Quite aside from the scholarship initiatives, the delegation donated cash and some teaching and learning aid to the community through CHRAD.

The Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race (TRRR) is a community of discourse, focusing on religious responses to issues of race (and similarly functioning ethnic or cultural markers of social otherness) within contemporary western cultures.

At the heart of the TRRR initiative is a concern that a current obstacle to addressing persistent racial problems in many western contexts is that “race” is increasingly dismissed as a category of explanation for social problems—even where blacks find themselves disproportionately enduring adverse social dynamics and conditions.

TRRR wants to ensure that where race is an accurate and useful explanation for social problems and potential solutions that it receives appropriate attention.

Though TRRR’s approach is scholarly, its commitment is to advancing informed and progressive approaches to persistent racial problems in dialogue and collaboration with broad publics (including faith-based, civil society, and governmental leaders).

Cradle of Hope for Relief and Development has been identified and partnered to channel educational support to vulnerable children in the Buduburam community, Ghana.

We are grateful for the gesture of TRRR and the partnership while calling on well-wishers and donor community to support us to be able to expand our services of address pertinent educational challenges to the vulnerable children in society.