Camp for Peace Liberia (CFP-Liberia) was established in 2005 by a group of visionary youths with the goal to transform the lives of young people through community based education and awareness in response to the manifest need for sustainable peace and development. CFP-Liberia was incorporated in 2010 as a non-profit organization with an overarching goal to contribute to the development, empowerment and self-sustainability of young people in Liberia. It focuses on the promotion of the culture of nonviolence, reconciliation, promotion of education, and creating awareness of accountable governance and social transformation. It creates opportunities for young people to be equipped to deal with their Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and to participate socially and economically in Liberia’s post-war development. CFP also provides micro-credit to enable youth establish their own enterprises. To focus on its vision, mission and goal, CFP is supervised by a management team comprising of 75% young people including a vast number of volunteers who offer activities through a network of trainers.
CFP believes that human resources are the most valuable assets of any nation, and that conflict threatens not only the development initiative of youth, but also the social fabric and the stability of national security. Preventive and rehabilitative strategies should be prioritized at all levels in society; and young people have an important role to play in assisting government in the implementation of its national development drives.
To create an environment where youths can express themselves, participate in the process of peace building, development, conflict resolution and direct their energies and passion for social change to build a better future.
To contribute to the empowerment, rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers, orphans, abductees, child mothers and vulnerable women heading households through education, peace building, human rights, livelihood support and HIV/AIDS programs.
Our Core Values
- Hard work & commitment
- Transparency and accountability
- Protection and promotion of human rights and democracy
- Gender sensitivity
- Partnership and collaboration
Our goal is to ensure that young people can transform their ongoing challenges to become considerable assets to their communities through self-sustainment, development and empowerment programs.
Our Strategic Objectives
- To reduce or eliminate violence in communities through academic and community-based physical and sports endeavors that can promote community healing.
- To instill a sense of proactive self-reliance among young people.
- To help vulnerable youth to attain knowledge and specialized skills that leads to jobs.
- To create employment opportunities for young people.
- To conserve and protect the environment.
- To curb illiteracy and promote higher education among young people.
- To bring young people together in both spiritual and physical awareness through outdoor activities.
- To help women and girls in the community, especially the destitute, to meet social needs.