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Edusport Liberia Inc.

Edusport's fosters youth development through sports, education, community service, peacebuilding, physical fitness and career development in Liberia.

The founders of Edusport were all trainers in the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls Project (EPAG) in Liberia in which it was agreed that it is important that young people in Liberia have an environment in which they are treated with dignity. It was concluded that the trainers should organize themselves into a local NGO to provide safe and supportive environment for young girls and boys through which they can develop new and valued skills, receive peer support and enhance their social networks, enjoy freedom of expression and movement, receive mentoring support from trusted adults.

Edusport was formally established on September 19, 2010 in Monrovia but has a coverage throughout Liberia. The organization uses sports as a mechanism for the youth to have a space of their own. Sport is a unifier and contributes to peacebuilding, when young people are empowered they play a major role by contributing meaningfully to society thereby promoting the peace building process of the nation.

Eudusport

VISION: To work towards a brighter future for youths through the power of structured sports.

MISSION: To inspire and foster youths development through sports, education, community service, peace-building, physical fitness, and career development.

Main projects

  • 2015 (ongoing): Critical interventions to promote Peace and Resolve Conflict through reporting of highly risky conflict issues in Monntserrado and around Liberia; sponsored by Liberia Peace Building Office/Early Warning Early Response working Group
  • Entrepreneurship Business Training for Adolescent Girls and Market Women (Be The Change Academy): Collaborated with Youth Crime Watch of Liberia
  • 2015 Sept. –December: Providing psychosocial support and reintegration of Ebola survivors into the Montserrado County community; funded by UNMEER/UNDP, administered by Mother Patern College of Health Science
  • 2015 Formation of Farmers Cooperatives in Lower and Upper Mecca:  To empower farmers in increasing their productivity in agriculture. 300 farmers are mobilized and going through former registration and membership procedures,
  • 2014 Empowering Communities to Tackle Climate Change through the Propagation of Fuel-Efficient Eco-stove Project: raising awareness in three communities, in Suehn-Mecca District, Bomi.  Over 6000 community dwellers were reached. 46 youths (22 male, 24 female) were trained in the production of eco-stoves.  The project was supported by the UNDP Small Grant Program. Edusport was sub-contracted by WOCAP to implement the project.
  • 2014 Social Mobilization Against the Ebola Disease: conducted awareness campaign in 20 communities in Caldwell and Logan Town within District 15, Montserrado County.  200 youths, 40 community leaders and 20 volunteers were trained. Over 30,000 inhabitants have been reached.
  • 2013 Increasing Women Participation in Decision Making Project funded by Urgent Action Funds:  Conducted governance leadership trainings for 75 women participants , 25 youths  in Suehn Mecca District, Bomi CountyThe aim of the project is to increasing women leadership in local governance in the community
  • 2010-2012 Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and youth women project (EPAG) in three communities in Monrovia (Old Road, Bassa Community, and Battery Factory). Collaborated with Community Empowerment and Sustainable Program to train 450 adolescent girls in Business development and Life skills; 12 trainers participated in the training program.
  • 2011 National Election:  Conducted civic education for  monitored the 2011 General election in Duazon Margibi County for 35 communities in Lower Margibi in Over 20,000 participants were reached and 50 community educators were recruited to conduct the awareness campaign.

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