Finnish Refugee Council in Liberia
Due to civil war Western African Liberia was in a state of emergency until 2004. Reconstruction is now slowly getting under way also in the rural areas, where the activities of the Finnish Refugee Council are concentrated.
The happy recipients of garden tools. /Photo: FRC
When: Activities in Liberia began in 1999.
What: Adult education for Liberian returnees: literacy, ecological latrines and agriculture as well as training of local NGOs.
Where: In the provinces of Cape Mount and Bomi.
FRC supports returnee communities in reconstruction and in the reuniting of society. The aim is to help the different sides of the battles and the civil population to integrate into society while offering adult education to the population that has not been able to go to school due to war. Activities are concentrated in the provinces of Cape Mount and Bomi, which host the most internal refugees and returnees in Liberia. The project is carried out in cooperation with local NGOs.
Liberia in numbers 2012
- 600 families are using self made eco-latrines provided by the FRC.
- 4475 participated the literacy circles
- 100 new literacy group facilitators were trained
- 26 facilitators were re-educated