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Mental Health: Filling a Gap in Peace Building Services

How Psychology Fits In – In our mission statement, we emphasize a goal for peace building. We believe that in order to re- establish peace in a post-war country, it is necessary to rehabilitate former combatants and war-affected youth, integrate them back into society and work along with communities to lower stigmatization. It is also […]

New video up!

Here’s a new video about our current projects. Thank you for sharing it with your friends. We appreciate your support and feedback.  The video above is focused on the actual work we do. To  learn more about the war in Liberia, here’s a great 52 minute documentary worth watching: Liberia – An Uncivil War  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ok6VXtAmw-U&feature=related […]

Promoting Peace During Liberia’s Presidential Election

Tension is building up in Liberia with the upcoming  presidential election and we’re on alert. Working with many of the youth who are voting for the first time, we’re aware of some of the hostility and anger they express towards the government. We deal daily with aftermath of political conflict which resulted in one of […]

Rehabilitation Village for Inmates

The Ministry of Justice through its Bureau of Correction and Rehabilitation has invited Second Chance Africa to join in strategizing ways to contribute to the establishment of a correction and rehabilitation village. The objective is to relocate the Monrovia Central Prison to Bensenville Township, Montserrado County. Along with PEP-Liberia, we are signing a memorandum for […]

Partnership with PEP-LIBERIA

People Empowerment Program (PEP-Liberia) and Second Chance Africa (SCA) are two refugee oriented organizations with roots at the Buduburam Refugee Camp, Gomoa District, Central Region Ghana. PEP returned to Liberia in 2005 and Second Chance Africa in 2009.  Both organizations have come to make their contribution to Liberia’s’ post-conflict rehabilitation and reconstruction with relevant expertise […]

2010 Impact at Monrovia Central Prison

2010 Impact at Monrovia Central Prison

  Our staff reported a very positive response from the inmates to the program. We started on a lecture based psychoeducation workshop format. Along with theory, body stabilization exercises were taught, involving the voluntary participation of attendees. The format merged into a more participatory one, with groups sitting in circles, allowing for personal interaction. In […]

Epilepsy Awareness in Liberia

Epilepsy Awareness in Liberia

We are assisting the Liberian department of Mental Health with an awareness campaign for epilepsy in public places.  Health centers, playgrounds and schools are some of the many places we have been posting and distributing material to draw public attention to the prevalence of this condition in the country.

Liberia Mental Health Advocacy Committee

Liberia Mental Health Advocacy Committee

Second Chance Africa have been included as member of the Mental Health Advocacy Committee of the mental health division of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare.  

Child Resiliency Program at Local Schools

Child Resiliency Program at Local Schools

Based on our work at the Comfort K. Toe Orphanage Institute, we received a request by Matthew 6 Foundation Elementary Preparatory School to bring to their institution a day workshop on parenting. In attendance were 25 participants: 4 teachers and 21 parents. The Parent/ Teacher Association (PTA) were very appreciative for this initiative on the part […]

Bringing Prison Intervention to Rural Areas

Bringing Prison Intervention to Rural Areas

We are persuaded by the Ministry of Justice to resume our services at the Monrovia Central Prison. The Ministry also requested us to go to the rural prisons to render services so needed there. We are working with Mrs. Leetor Williams, our Human Rights contact and supporter at United Nations Mission in Liberia, (UNMIL), to […]

Child Resiliency Program at Comfort K. Orphanage

Child Resiliency Program at Comfort K. Orphanage

We launched a Children Trauma Resiliency Program at Comfort K. Toe Orphanage Institute in October of 2010. Our program continues to be appreciated by the kids, teachers and caregivers alike. So far we have provided 3 workshops with caregivers and teachers, and 1 day of play date with the children. A total of 66 participants attended […]

Literacy Program Update

Logan Town Ghetto Operation Literacy Program Our literacy continues with two committed participants; Thomas Nyeswa and Egnis Browne. From November to January there have been 8 literacy classes with total attendance of 9. Transportation provided to parcipants been highly appreciated; and that they have also made great improvement in their lessons. Based on the effectiveness […]