Monday, April 23, 2007


The Liberian Civil War destroyed nearly all life-sustaining institutions in Liberia: schools, medical facilities; roads; and telecommunication, electricity, and water systems. 65% of Liberians live outside Liberia, with 50% having fled to Ghana and other parts of the world in fear of losing their lives during the War.

Founder Glenn L. Mitchell, Sr. was inspired by the Biblical teachings of Nehemiah, who urged his compatriots to rebuild their homeland: “Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste…. Let us rise up and build.” To date, more than 150 Buduburam residents have attended West Atlantic’s free peace-building seminars and technical training courses.

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