In the face of many challenges with collective efforts to making sure the fight to reach zero case is achieved in communities in Liberia, Liberia and International Volunteer Teams continue to mobilize communities to stand up together against the spread of the EVD and to collectively work through established structures for the recovery initiatives in their communities.
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Photography credit: Sophia Hendrickson
On Saturday 27th May 2017, BUPOTRA officially welcomed a new volunteer, Ms Sophia Hendrickson, of England. The welcome meeting was held at Redlight, Paynesville. Speakers from BUPOTRA outlined our work, and a speech was given by Ms Hendrickson, outlining her reasons for reaching out to BUPOTRA, and the areas she would focus on during her time volunteering for BUPOTRA. Time was then spent with Ms Hendrickson meeting various members of the BUPOTRA team. We are very grateful for everyone's attendance, it was a very joyous occasion.
Ebola fight intensifies with State of emergency declared by the Liberian Government;
The Building Potentials for Transformation (BUPOTRA) Inc. redirects most of its initiatives to the fight against the spread of the virus by creating awareness through its core volunteers net work based in the eight of the fifteen counties in Liberia. Join us
BUPOTRA Inc completes clearing cassava farm in Rivercess. Support the youth participants with tools and what ever possible to help them succeed. Donate.
BUPOTRA Inc establishes on line address to help volunteers in field Offices update reports about activities easily. Help improve this initiative by donating you equipment like Computer, and its accessories for the sub offices.This will help the agriculture initiatives that is currently going on.Thanks.
BUPOTRA Inc. begins capacity building of its volunteers in Local sub-offices in Liberia.
In order to create personal development increase the effectiveness of the youth volunteers that are volunteering to promote the mission and objectives of BUPOTRA Inc. a series of training is set up to further enhance the capacity and commitment of its volunteers and the local community residents who are wishing the Organization well. To receive updates about the training please join our mailing list
BUPOTRA Inc. begins recognition of youth volunteers today. 28th April 2012-6th May 2012.
The long planned recognition of youth volunteers and other peace loving individuals for participating in BUPOTRA Inc initiatives to promote peace, non violence and reconciliation takes place in Monrovia and Lofa County today. This set of volunteers include participants drawn from Montserrado, Lofa, Margibi and Bomi counties at two venues (Monrovia & Voinjamah).
The rest of the counties Nimba, River Cess, Bassa and Bong Counties continues till the 6th of May 2012. Your support is highly welcome to ensure the completion of these activities.
BUPOTRA Inc. participated in the 2011 Electoral process in Liberia as observer organization with over 250 volunteers identified in communities in eight of Liberia's fifteen counties.
The objective to involve the youths through personal development and to prepared them for the future initiatives/challenges, most of the volunteers drawn from the counties are youths. They demonstrated the passion through the organization to join efforts to promote non violence and get involve in civic engagement.
The process started from the voter's registration exercise, to the referendum elections where voters went to the pools to say yes or no to the four propositions; the first and second rounds of the General and presidential elections. The participation of the volunteers happened in these counties:
Lofa, Bong, Margibi, River sess, Grand Bassa, Nimba, Montserrado and Bomi where BUPOTRA Inc. currently works with volunteer coordinators to carry out its activities.
BUPOTRA INC one day capacity building work shop of volunteers/staff,youths,community members and other stake holders drawn for six communities in Paynesville and Kakata, on peace building, conflict management with emphasis on non violence education in a participatory approach. Date; July ,07,2010 at the temporary office of BUPOTRA INC.
BUPOTRA INC carry's out capacity building work shop to train twenty five participants in peace building, conflict management with emphasis on non violence education. The importance of this work shop is that it is a strategy of accompanying the volunteers/staff/members and supporters of BUPOTRA INC to ensure that each one is in the better position to act in the event a situation of violence occurs in his/her immediate surrounding. This empowers the participants to reproduce the strategies and lesson learn t to the peer groups which they represent at the workshop.
The workshop involves twenty five participants who were very enthusiastic about the broadening of their understanding on the situation of violence that exist in the communities which every participated in identifying. It was interactive as the exchanges amongst the different categories of participants was frank and cordial.
Out come: The work shop impacts the participants so much that they recommended a continuation of the series of work shop and to spread it around the rest of the communities where they feel the youth population are at risk where it comes to the situation violence, lack of tolerance and low understanding of the importance of diversity.
Press coverage: The work shop was covered by one electronic media called Radio Veritise and a Print media representing Daily Observer.
Pottage: photos of the events were taken by a photographer called Allosious Kpoto, which totals the number of six, and because of his interest he could offer a little discount to BUPOTRA AS CONTRIBUTION.
Challenges; BUPOTRA INC faces several challenges as it relates to the lack of adequate access to the internet to research and compile resources materials for the participants, equipments to ENSURE THE EFFICIENT OPERATION OF THE ORGANIZATION in terms of compiling documents, copying,scanning,camera to get photos of the activities and funding support to carry out the continuation of the awareness to promote non violence, tolerance and diversity in Liberia amongst the population in Liberia.
A. That funding support be awarded to BUPOTRA to enable it carry out the efficient holding of training workshop to reduce the situation of violence in the country facing the challenges as a result of the post conflict situation which is tension related.
B. That partnership and collaborating opportunity is afforded BUPOTRA to continue the initiatives it is carrying out currently by improving its training of the disadvantaged population in Liberia by providing it with necessary access to the right kind of materials/equipment to reduce the stress and difficulties related to the lack of these materials.
C. BUPOTRA Inc. recommends to the general public and philanthropist organizations and individuals to donate now to enable it help reduce the level of violence in the country through the series of work shops it embarks upon. The children and youths are termed the future leaders as such much need to be done to build their capacity in this direction