Reached over 1000 in the community on prevention of violence against women and children
Established and working with two adolescent girls groups to provide SRHR & GBV education & mentoring
Provided psycho-social support to over 108 individuals in 24 households through the provision of food, clothing and mattresses
Provided sanitary materials to 11 public and private schools in Paynesville
Provided educational support to four underprivileged students in 2014.
With its initial funding from the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC), ALWA is currently running a Girls Resource Center in one of the urban but deprived communities in Paynesville, close to the nation’s capital Monrovia, Liberia. The Girls Resource Center is a providing life skills and reproductive health education for adolescent girls (10-19), technical skills (baking & soap making) as well as financial and reproductive health information and services to teen mothers. The project also creates awareness among boys and parents about reproductive health rights and needs of adolescent girls and the role of boys in preventing unplanned pregnancy. Additionally, the Center serves as a safe space for other positive interactive activities such as sports and games for adolescents and access to women and girls related information such as hot-line to report sexual violence and contact for contraceptives.
A key component of the Girls Empowerment Project is the ‘Old to Gold Campaign'. Old to Gold Campaign is a resource mobilization campaign aimed at generating funds through the collection and sale of donated materials to support ALWA’s “Education for All Campaign” (providing scholarships and education support to less fortunate girls who are currently out of school or at the verge of dropping out due to various economic reasons).
ALWA is currently providing educational support for four underprivileged students and a young woman who is attending school for the first time. This initiative is expected to be expanded during the next academy year through resources generated through the Old to Gold Campaign.