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Our Mission

Our mission is to improve community development initiatives through volunteer participation of individuals in projects implementations and to foster community- based volunteer initiatives. We empower women and youth groups, through a self support small business management activities, continue learning through self education, community agro and livelihood activities,including reproductive health education. sanitation and hygiene Promotion and recognize the cultural dynamic to help resolve domestic violence through learning and sharing of knowledge gained from lessons learned in conflicts resolution globally.

OUR PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • improving community base sanitation and hygiene practices
  • Create sustainable mechanisms for a better, healthiest and clean neighborhood
  • And empowerment women and youth through small business management

OUR PROJECT POVERTY REDUCTION STRATEGIES IN LIBERIA

1.1 & 2.1. 
Sanitation has important implications for health and human capital development. Poor sanitation causes intestinal diseases that reduce the absorption of calories and Nutrients and contribute to malnutrition. These diseases kill babies, stunt the physical and cognitive development of surviving children, and ultimately reduce their human capital development and earning potential later in life.

Liberia faces solid waste management problem, results from the assessment conducted in 2015 shows that country poor sanitation situation in Monrovia and others major cities continues to grow each year. Waste management, especially the collection and disposal of garbage. These poor sanitation gives many infections the ideal opportunity to spread, plenty of waste and excreta for the flies to breed on, and unsafe water to drink, wash with or swim in among human parasitic diseases

With the above situation the project will help improve the living conditions in solid waste Management initiative through an improved sanitary environment, better access to waste collection services, and improved standards of living through acquisition of entrepreneurial skills. Its objectives are to:

  • improve and sustain good solid waste collection practices in poor communities and proper disposal in the municipal landfill site
  • build capacity to plan and implement sustainable community-based solid waste management, and
  • generate income and promote employment opportunities for waste pickers and poor households

3.1. 
Liberia has among the highest percentage of youth in school, estimated at 62 percent, according to a report released by The World Bank on out of school children in Africa. This figure is greater than that of Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, and Cote D’Ivoire, to name a few. However, 82 percent of twelfth graders in Liberia drop out of school.

The World Bank commissioned the report out of the recognition of the dire situation Africa faces, with 89 million school-age youth out of school. Out-of-school youth are less likely to be economically productive and contribute to the countries’ economies. According to the report, they are also more likely to need public assistance, become teen parents, and commit crimes

A growing number of youth in Africa never enroll or drop out before reaching the secondary school level. This is particularly widespread in low-income, fragile or conflict-affected areas or population. Although Liberia is a low-income and fragile state, it does very well in the overall number of school-aged students enrolled, compared to most of the African countries included in the report

However, Liberia has an 82 percent dropout rate in the twelfth grade. This is most likely due to the standardized West African Examination Council testing that every student must pass to graduate. In December of 2014, WAEC reported that only 48% of students taking the West African Senior School Certificate Examination passed. The failure to pass a regional standardized test shows that students may be moving forward in school without learning the necessary skills.

The figures are also low when it comes to the number of over-age students, those who are older than the typical age of students of that grade level. Liberian students are on average three to six years older than the average sub-Saharan African student of the same grade, and four to seven years older than the expected age for a grade.

To alleviate poverty for this targeted group and to build and reintegrate them into continue learning or capacity building institutes, RHS Liberia will work with the government, CBO’s, local authorities and others educational sectors to:

  • identify and link the targeted beneficiaries
  • Link them with formal and informal training and educational institutes or centers.
  • Provide income generation activities and promote employment opportunities through partners and governmental agencies.

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