Association for the Well-Being of Rural Communities & Development (ABC-Development)

ABC-Development is committed to the process of peacebuilding, community reconciliation and human development in Sierra Leone.

Association for the Well-Being of Rural Communities & Development (ABC-Development) is a non-governmental organisation established in 1996. It is firmly committed to helping initiate, promote and encourage the process of peacebuilding, community reconciliation and human development through awareness-building and local self-help efforts in Sierra Leone. The mission of the organisation is to help create a socio-economic environment conducive to the promotion of peace, the well-being of rural communities and total human development.

Achievements

  • A member of a network of civil society organisations working on developing peace constituencies in the Mano River Union countries.
  • A member of a partnership in conflict transformation in Sierra Leone.
  • A member and one-time board member of the West African Network for Peacebuilding Sierra Leone (WANEP-SL).
  • Provided Training of Trainers to 260 participants on conflict prevention in the border communities in Kambia district.
  • Trained 600 peace monitors in the border communities.
  • Training of stakeholders at community and district levels on conflict prevention.
  • Supported 10 football teams (6 male & 4 female) using sports as instrument of social reintegration.
  • Established a community resources and information centre in Kambia for youths to access basic services like guidance and counselling, psycho-social healing and playing indoor games.
  • Observing Presidential and Parliamentary elections in 2007 and 2012.
  • Trained over 2,500 women and youth since 1996 in skills training and management of small scale enterprises in Kambia district.
  • Trained more than 200 master farmers in post-harvest loss.
  • Worked with DFID/Community Reintegration Program to rehabilitate schools, grain stores and drying floors in Kambia district.
  • During the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, in partnership with IRC, trained 910 community health monitors in surveillance, contact-tracing and health education.

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