" Daniel's Children" is the name of a center for orphans in Liberia, West Africa that requests community support through donations to sustain itself with a vision for expansion to become an actual orphanage center for healing family trauma in this country that has experienced so much.
Daniel Titus Gbassagee is a native-born Liberian, who began in 2007 assisting orphans in Liberia. My husband John Davies 3 and Ayo Handy-Kendi, aka Rosa Clary, met Daniel in 2012, when they 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 a center in Liberia for orphans. He emphathized with other orphans, because he felt the pain of losing both his parents at age 8, killed in front of him during the bloody civil unrest.
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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.
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 . However, 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.
Daniel's Children has moved again returning back to Daniel's home in Grand Basa County. He has now gained a part-time job, but it only pays for the home and electricity, but does not provide any extra money for food, water, household items and schooling for the children.
DANIEL'S CHILDREN IS NOW SEEKING SUPPORT TO SUSTAIN ITSELF WITH PROPER NUTRITION, AND TO RAISE TUITION MONEY AND ACTIVITY FEES FOR CHILDREN TO ATTEND SCHOOL;
(1) We need to raise $1000 every 6 months to educate the orphans for a semester providing the registration fees, tuition and activity fees needed:
(2) Money investments will go towards the education of 6 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".
(3) While education is a blessing for the continued up-liftment of African people, we need financial support to feed the children in order to live to be able to attend school with a full stomach, so that they can survive.
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 adopted mother, Ayo, to continue to help him manage his orphanage for it's greatest success.