Youth Crime Watch of Liberia
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Youth Crime Watch of Liberia (YCWL) is an accredited youth development organization established in 2004, to help address the need for grassroots participation in nation building, following the age-long civil conflict which nearly discriminated the population. We are dedicated to fighting illiteracy and promoting reconciliation, reconstruction, peace, development and better and healthier lifestyles in Liberia through crime prevention, youth empowerment and employment efforts and programs. Our vision is that YCWL becomes a leading youth-led organization in Liberia expanding a youth-led movement to all areas locally, and nationally involving all facets of the community in support of the altruistic motives of youth and to inspire a “watch out”, “help out” commitment resulting in a dramatic reduction in crime, violence, and drugs and ensuring an enabling platform for youth development and empowerment. Our core areas of work include: basic education, life skills and economic/livelihood development; particularly with strategies directed to impacting children/adolescents and young men and women in education including basic education including literacy and numeracy skills development and TVET, Life Skills Development (leadership/character development, gender, sexual and reproductive health, prevention of arm/violence, peace building), human rights and protection including livelihood/economic empowerment, and support to awareness, monitoring and reporting on all forms of crimes/cri