The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) a registered non-for profit youth led organization operating in Liberia since 2008 with funding from the European Union, ECOWAS and the United Nations Office on Drugs & Crimes has launched a project to prevent alcohol and drug abuse in Liberia.
UNODC, in collaboration with The ECOWAS Commission, is implementing a regional project to “Support the ECOWAS Regional Action Plan on illicit drug trafficking, related organized crime and drug abuse in West Africa” from January 2015 – November 2018). This project is fully funded by the EU. The overall objective of this project is to contribute to a reduction of drug abuse, illicit drug trafficking and related organized crime in West Africa through the implementation of the ECOWAS Regional Action Plan.
In Liberia, COYPED will implement a twenty months project (January 2017-August 2018). The project is a peer education engagement to prevent substance use among young people in Liberia. The primary goal of the project is to equip young people able to develop, adopt and sustain healthy attitudes and behaviours towards a drug free Liberia targeting Montserrado, Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa Counties. Twenty peer educators will be trained within each of the following counties: Bong, Nimba and Grand Bassa respectively, while forty peer educators will be trained within Montserrado due to size of its population.
Programs will also be developed that target youth and adolescent involved with harmful substance used. These programs will basically focus on awareness creation, training and peer counselling so as to discourage and minimize drug abuse among substance users. The project will also encourage and involve families and communities in the development and implementation of community based prevention strategies in the Project selected counties to ensure that the project is sustained.
COYPED, EU, ECOWAS, UNODC Launches Alcohol & Drug Prevention Project in Liberia
COYPED, PARTNERS CELEBRATES 2017 INTERNATIONAL DRUG DAY
COYPED Boss visits Notorious Ghetto in Liberia largest Slum community
Substance Users calls for Help. " We really want to leave from Here, but nowhere to go.... Johnny
SUPPORT THE CHILDREN
COYPED, DONATES TO LDEA PREVENTION SECTION
COYPED INSPIRE DISADVANTAGED CHILDREN IN RURAL LIBERIA
COYPED TRAINED ANTI-DRUG STUDENT PEER EDUCATORS
OVER 80 FEMALE STUDENTS RECEIVED TOP ACADEMIC AWARD
~~The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development has successfully organized and hosted the 3rd Edition of the Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf Academic Excellence Award.
The Award which is an annual event brought together over 100 students, educators, school administrators and non-governmental organizations, prominent women and other stakeholders together was held at the College of West Africa Auditorium in Monrovia, October 28, 2016.
The award is named in honor of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf the 24th President of Liberia and the first elected female Head of State in Africa. She won re-election in November 2011, and was inaugurated, on January 16, 2012, to a second and final term of office. Throughout her career, the Liberian leader has demonstrated passionate commitment to hard work, integrity and good governance, advocating for the rights of women and the importance of education to provide a better future for her country and its people. 87 female students from 32 elementary, Junior and senior schools received the award. .
COYPED, Youth WASH Coalition host National Youth WASH Summit
First National Water & Sanitation Youth Summit renew calls for safe drinking water and better sanitation... Thanks to the US Embassy Monrovia, Ministry of Public Works, National WASH Promotion Committee and the Liberia Water and Sewer for their support and to our wonderful delegates for their participation. Special thanks to our panelists, Abdul Hafiz Koroma, and Baldwin Davies Sr.
OVER 300 CHILDREN BENEFIT FROM FREE VACATION SCHOOL ....As COYPED, IMF End 2018 Children Study & Play Program
The 2018 Children Study & Play Program Free Vacation School is in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 and the Liberian Government Pro-poor Agenda. The program was implemented by the Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) from July to August 2018 and financed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Giving Together Grant.
The program was implemented in two (2) of Liberia largest slum communities. In New Kru Town hosted at the Juah Sarwee Welfare School and at the Kingdom Life Academy in West Point. A total of three hundred ninety (390) primary school children, 220 boys, and 170 girls’ age 5-15 years old benefitted from the initiative.
60 Girls benefits from COYPED/LET 2013/2014 Scholarships
The Consolidated Youth for Peace& Development (COYPED) has commended the President, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Liberian Education Trust- Monrovia for supporting girls’ education across Liberia.
Speaker at a recent press conference in Monrovia, the Executive Director of COYPED, James Koryor said that COYPED in partnership with the Liberian Education Trust- Monrovia has provided scholarships for 60 girls under the 2013/2014 Disadvantaged Girls Scholarship Program.
Mr. Koryor also noted that the beneficiaries are currently in twenty (20) elementary, junior and senior high schools and were selected form eighteen (18) communities in Montserrado County and their classes and ages ranges from grade one (1) to grade eleven (12) and ten (10) years to eighteen (20) years old respectively.
COYPED, US Embassy-Monrovia Celebrate IVD 2012
In commemoration of the International Volunteer Day in Liberia, the Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED), United States Embassy-Monrovia and partners celebrate on December 7-8 and carry out series activities commencing with a parade on Friday, December 7 from the Ministry of Education on Broad Street to the YMCA conference hall in Monrovia where a formal program was held.
In continuation of the celebration, on Saturday, December 8, a massive cleaning up campaign was carry out simultaneously in five communities across Montserrado County which includes, New Kru Town, West Point, Central Monrovia, Sinkor, and Paynesville
COYPED Launches Reading Enrichment Program
The Reading Enrichment Program initiated by the Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) is aimed at improving the reading skills of more than 500 primary school children in the five (5) political districts in Grand Bassa County.
The implementation of this project is through a well-organized after school reading program. For the successful implementation of the program COYPED will mobilize and recruit students who will be participants of the program. The reading classes will be held once a week (every Saturdays) for four hours on the campus of the selected partner school. One day training will be carried out before the commencement of classes through handouts, lectures, presentations and will be performance oriented and interactive.
The 2014 Reading Enrichment Program is aimed at improving the reading skills of approximately five hundred (500) primary school children with concentration on female beneficiaries in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County. The program is also intended to create a favorable environment for a cordial interaction between in-school and out-of-school children through a well organize after school reading initiative. The program is expected to last for six (6) months from April-September 2014
The program was initiated based on a survey conducted by COYPED form July-September 2011 in Grand Bassa County. The survey revealed the out of every ten (10) primary school students in the county only two can read properly, while the others can’t do otherwise.
During the survey it was also established that primary school students in the county lack basic reading skills and they also could not spell and pronounce words properly. We also observe that children in the county are eager to learn but lack the opportunity.