What a week!
Our clinical manager Cat is on a plane to return to Uganda. She will be there for a month implementing our needs assessment, which is funded by an HIF/ELHRA grant. This assessment will begin to answer the question of what are the mental health programming needs of the South Sudanese children/adolescents in Uganda, (Read more about our grant)
Jessi, our cofounder, arrived in Liberia this week for a personal trip but was greeted by our Playing to Live! (PTL) staff and our past partner Renewed Energy Serving Humanity (RESH). The reunion was incredibly joyous, and we were reminded, yet again, of our gratitude to this group of passionate individuals.
The concept of PTL was created as a response to the trauma Liberians were experiencing due to the Ebola epidemic, and while the American PTL was passionate about our idea, it would not have happened without the support of the Liberian people. They accepted our idea, assisted in the cultural adaptation, and opened doors for implementation. By the time it reached their community, Playing to Live was "family" and regarded as a Liberian initiative, which meets our goal in building community based and empowered programs.
We have been accepted into two exciting global health conferences happening this month, CUGH and Unite for Site. We will present a poster showing our results from our programming in Liberia during the Ebola crisis.
Alexis next to our poster at CUGH
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