DANIEL'S CHILDREN- a Healing Orphanage in Liberia



" Daniel's Children" is the name of a small orphanage in Liberia, West Africa that requests community support through donations to sustain it's current operations and vision for expansion to become a center for healing family trauma in this country that has experienced so much.

OUR STORY:

Daniel Titus Gbassagee is a native-born Liberian, who began in 2007 assisting orphans in Liberia.   My husband John Davies 3 and myself, Ayo Handy-Kendi, aka Rosa Clary,  met Daniel  in 2012,  when we traveled to Liberia to share "Breathology" to traumatized teachers who had experienced the 14 year civil war in Liberia. 

Daniel was one of our tour guides, and as we traveled in a tight van around Liberia, he shared his goals, visions and aspirations of creating an orphanage center in Liberia, because he felt the pain of losing both his parents at age 8, killed in front of him during the bloody civil unrest and he empathized with other orphans. 

SEE HISTORY OF LIBERIAttps://www.thoughtco.com/brief-history-of-liberia-4019127 

We taught Daniel and over 400 teachers my modality "Breathology" which is  the "art and science of breath awareness, the mechanics of breathing and the application of breath techniques to advance Spirit, Mind and Body which is excellent for trauma release and stress management.  On the day before our departure, a teary eyed 23-year-old Daniel, asked us to be his parents,  and we agreed. 

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THE NEED:


In 2019, COVID hit Liberia,  and just like other parts of the world,  Daniel saw more children in the streets,  in need of a loving home. 

In September 2020,  Daniel had to make an emergency move from Gran Bassa County to Liberia's capitol city of Monrovia, after he and the children were robbed and traumatized at knife-point  by bandits .  

Monrovia proved to be filled with COVID, limited access to employment for Daniel, chaos from government mismanagement ,  people dying in the streets, crime,   high rents and no security.   The orphanage moved again in September,  2021, and this time, into a larger apartment, with farm land near-by to grow their own food and a private school within walking distance.  The orphanage could now expand due to more space and do the trauma release breathwork.  And  a new vision, seemed now to be within reach - educating the orphans.


DANIEL'S CHILDREN ORPHANAGE IS NOW SEEKING SUPPORT TO RAISE TUITION AND ACTIVITY FEES FOR 12 CHILDREN TO ATTEND A PRIVATE SCHOOL;

(1)  $1100 will educate the orphans for a semester providing the registration fees, tuition and activity fees needed:

(2)   School begins November 1, so funds are needed by Sunday, October 31, 2021

(3) Please invest in the education of 12 orphan children, who could become the leaders of tommorrow's Liberia.  Nelson Mandela said, "Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world".


WHAT YOUR SUPPORT CREATES:

Diasporian people  know the trauma of war, poverty, displacement, losing their  family members and community disruption and can relate to supporting this young man's kind hearted efforts. 

 Liberia is still crawling out of the ravages of war, health crises,  administrative chaos and public health institutional  derailment.  Your donation can offer an escape from such limitations just like our small donations helped Daniel complete college and now he is "giving back".

We ask you to help expand the possibilities of our humanitarian effort to heal the trauma in Liberia, an African-American sister country.   A well-maintained orphanage where children are educated, emotionally healed through breathology, nurtured and loved, can contribute to creating leaders who can help rebuild Liberia.

Please contribute to this vision.  We sincerely thank you  in advance for your donations.  To ensure that funds will be properly disbursed, Daniel has asked his parents, John and Ayo to continue to help him manage his orphanage for it's greatest success.


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Ayo Handy- Kendi 
Organizer
Capitol Heights, MD
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