The IDEFOCS / Action10 activity in Liberia was presented in the “In Profile Daily”. Please read the article below.
In Profile Daily
Written by Borbor G. Thompson – 0886521925
Sunday, 14 July 2013 21:08
IDEFOCS Embarks On New Project
If all goes well, the Initiative for the Development of Child Soldiers (IDEFOCS) will shortly undertake a national project to be sponsored by Action-10 of Sweden. According to Mr. Morris Yeager Matadi, founder and executive director of the organization, the group will embark on phase one (1) of its initiatives which has to do with ghetto outreaching so as to de-traumatize former combatants. He says ghettos to visit will include the King Gray Ghetto, Tutor Ghetto (red light), and V.P Grave (former president Enoch Dokolieh).
The institution, since its founding on June 3, 2003, in Budumbura Camp, Ghana, has focused programs such as: counselling, agriculture, vocational skills training, HIV/AIDS, employment, ghetto outreach, gender equality, advocacy, and human rights. In an exclusive interview with the progressive director for the Initiative for the development of former child soldiers on June 26 2013, the program has to do with survey relative to de-traumatizing, rehabilitation, and reintegration.According to him, since the establishment of the organization, it has empowered more than 3,000 former child soldiers, both in Republic of Ghana and Liberia, before coming to Liberia in April 14, 2008.
Meanwhile, Mr. Matadi says that his organization’s goal is to seek peace and security in West Africa, and the world at large , and at present he is partnering with some international organizations such as Action-10 (Sweden), and Never Again (Canada) to facilitate the process.