Camp for Peace Liberia rolls out Liberia Access to Justice Project in Lofa County
CAMP FOR PEACE LIBERIA has rolled out the Liberia Access to Justice Program in Lofa County.
After an intensive and engaging seven days of Community Justice Advisors Training in Gbarnga, Bong County by The Carter Center, Camp for Peace Liberia has finally deployed its Community Justice Advisors into the 7 Administrative Districts of Lofa County.
The project, which The Carter Center supports, seeks to positively interact with government officials, courts, and traditional authorities; apply alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, and advocate for justices. It will also ensure that vulnerable citizens’ rights, legal protection, and psychological well-being are enhanced.
Happy new year from the Camp for Peace Liberia’s team! We’re excited to kick off 2021 with many new opportunities for young people to get involved with their community and work towards making Liberia the country they desire to be.
It is often said that it is one thing to go to school or learn a trade, and it is another thing to put into practice what one learns. These young people have demonstrated to the highest that life opportunity is possible once it is dedicated to commitment, honesty, sincerity, and sacrifice. They are now cultivating and showcasing what they have learned and labored for. Therefore, we invite partnership and collaboration to expand and sustain the potentiality of this initiative that aims to improve food security in Liberia.
Community Justice Advisors in a Jubilating mood to commence the Liberia Access to Justice Project in Lofa County
The project will boost coordination and build bonds between community members on the one hand and actors of the CJS, on the other hand, thus strengthening the social cohesion of citizens in Lofa County. The Liberian Access to Justice will provide essential information to community members and actors of the CJS concerning the criminal justice system, its operation, and any commonly used laws to promote fundamental human rights.
Camp for Peace Liberia graduates 23 youths in various agriculture disciplines.
On Thursday, November 5, 2020, Camp for Peace Liberia graduated 23 students from its 9th vocational training program and 3rd agriculture cohort in Salayea, Lofa County.
Speaking at the occasion, the Executive Director of Camp for Peace Liberia gave an overview of the training, which started as far back as 2013. He said this program has trained over 500 youths with skills in various disciplines. He attributed the efforts of these youths in contributing to Liberia’s social, economic development. Mr. Learwwellie also outlined the different training components, including animal husbandry encompassing pig production, goat raising, poultry, fish ponds, cows, etc. He named other program areas to add rice and vegetable production, palm nursery and management, cocoa nursery, etc. Mr. Learwellie emphasized that raising these animals and producing crops and vegetables will surely boost food security in Liberia and enhance the Liberian economy from a state of dependency to a state of sustainability.
For her part, the guest speaker, Mrs. Deddeh M. Jones, an aspirant in Lofa’s coming senatorial election, encouraged the students to put their skills to use. She stressed the importance of education as the bedrock for any nation. Extending congratulations and gratitude to the students, she challenged the students to turn their skills into tangible deliverables to boost Liberia’s food security.
Hon. Benjamine Gorlema, the commissioner of Salayea District, also expressed the most profound gratitude to the students for the resilience exhibited during the 12 months training. He used the occasion to express his appreciation to the Camp for Peace Management and staff for the excellent work.