Center for Youth Empowerment
The Web Page for and by the Liberian Refugee Youths currently situated in Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana.
DEPARTMENTS Children Department
Education Department
Women Department
Peace Department

About CYE

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Vision

A reconstructed and democratic Liberia where the most basic needs and rights of its people, including sustenance, freedom, education, security, employment, and religious and political tolerance, are met and respected.

Mission

To facilitate the return of the youth at the Buduburam Refugee Camp to Liberia by providing them the necessary skills and knowledge to become agents of change and beacons of hope in their communities.

Goal

To empower Liberian youth (ages 15 to 25 years) at the Buduburam Refugee Camp with the following:

  • education, vocational training, and conflict prevention and resolution techniques;
  • a stronger support net by providing vocational training to refugee adults (ages 25 to 35 years) who are responsible for setting the example to the youth; and
  • a healthier lifestyle by engaging them at an earlier age (ages 5 to 14 years) in emotional healing and de-traumatizing activities.

    Objectives

  • Assist refugee women in achieving financial independence and strengthening their self-esteem by providing them vocational training;
  • Encourage peaceful coexistence at the Buduburam Refugee Camp by providing training in conflict prevention and resolution;
  • Provide scholarships to finance vocational training of refugee youth in order to help them become useful, respected, and contributing members in their communities;
  • Provide scholarships to finance vocational training of refugee adults with the hope that they will, in turn, set the example and encourage the youth to seek opportunities for personal and professional growth;
  • Provide elementary education and scholarships for refugee children and youth; and
  • Engage refugee children in recreational and cultural activities that will help them heal from the traumas of repatriation, loss of loved ones, and separation from their families, which will result in an emotionally healthier and stable youth.