Friday, September 21, 2018

CPE Celebrates World Peace Day 2018!!

In the midst of despair, there is hope in peace; let’s continue to plant seeds of peace. The Center for Peace Education celebrates “World Peace Day” today!!



 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Media Reports On Center for Peace Education Fight Against Ebola


The Center for Peace Education effort is being reported in local news media across Liberia. 
Please click the links below to read about what we are doing and consider putting your hands on deck.
http://frontpageafricaonline.com/index.php/news/2724-youth-organization-creates-awareness-on-ebola
Or
http://allafrica.com/stories/201408201286.html





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Engaging the Community Block by Block, Street by Street,


Center for Peace Education is engaging the community block by block, street by street, sharing information about the symptoms of Ebola, how it is spread, and what to do if you get it. Please join our cause to educate Liberian people about preventive measures they can take to limit the spread of the Ebola virus.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Center for Peace Education Tactics


Since a large number of the population is illiterate, the Center for Peace Education’s tactics focus on sharing simple and easy to understand information to as many people as possible as a way to help prevent the spread of Ebola.
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Monday, August 18, 2014

EBOLA Has Hit Close to HOME


As you know the Ebola virus has taken the lives of over 1,145 people in several West African countries, including Liberia. Sadly Ebola has hit close to home, causing the death of a childhood and grade school friend, a neighbor, and six others from my community. People are contracting the virus and dying, in part, because they lack the basic information regarding preventive measures to stop the spread of the disease. CPE is on a mission to help change that.

Several CPE teachers have received training from UN health workers and are engaging the communities we work in to help prevent the spread of Ebola. Please read more and consider supporting our efforts.





Thursday, August 14, 2014

CPE RAISES AWARENESS OF EBOLA THREAT AND PREVENTION


In Liberia, the Ebola virus has killed more than 325 people, including 39 health care workers, since it erupted in the country in May 2014. CPE is embarking on an awareness and sensitization campaign about the reality, causes, consequences, and to help prevent Ebola transmission. Moreover, CPE is also working hard to help deescalate and resolve disputes arising from fears about the virus before they turn into violent conflict.                                


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The impact has been particularly devastating in part due to skepticism of foreign medicines and fear of reporting Ebola-like symptoms likely to result in alienation and stigmatization.  To make matters worse, the average Liberian citizen does not have access to a vehicle, clean running water, or electricity, let alone the internet or international news outlets.

Many local hospitals and community clinics have been closed for fear of contracting Ebola resulting in a number of additional deaths from unrelated (and untreated) illnesses like malaria, typhoid, cholera, and meningitis. The combination of all of these factors has escalated into conflict between local community dwellers and law enforcement officers, in some cases leading to more unwarranted injuries.

The Center for Peace Education (CPE), a 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization dedicated to teaching peace at the community level in Liberia, is embarking on an awareness and sensitization campaign about the Ebola virus to help ameliorate rising conflicts within the community and enlighten local community dwellers about the reality of the virus.

Since CPE is already working in the community at the local level, we have garnered the trust and confidence of local people and are equipped to help erase any speculation that the Ebola virus is fake, educate people about what the virus is and simple ways to prevent it from being transmitted, and encourage those infected to receive treatment, including assistance from foreign doctors and potentially life-saving medicines.

CPE is working with local community and traditional leaders in Liberia as well as partnering with government organizations and religious institutions in the US to fund its efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the Ebola virus as a way to prevent its continued transmission and to help deescalate and resolve disputes arising from fears about the virus before they turn into violent conflict.