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Updates from Liberia

Since writing last week, things have gotten even more tense in Liberia in the run-up to October 11th’s election. The most recent news coming out of Monrovia is that the opposition party, the Congress for Democratic Change (CDC), is upping

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Water Access in Liberia

Access to a steady supply of clean water is a perpetual problem in Liberia and other African countries. This issue is of particular relevance to FUEL Youth and its activities in Liberia. In 2003, FUEL Youth founder Edward Fahnbulleh returned

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Liberia’s Upcoming Election

You can imagine the electric feel on the ground in Liberia right now, with less than 3 weeks to go until the October 11th elections. The atmosphere is heating up in Liberia’s capital, Monrovia. The election holds special significance as

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Building up School and Community on Swaggart Island

The United Christian Academy is the only community school on Swaggart Island, which sits just 8 miles outside Morovia. UCA was built and initially operated by FUEL Youth’s Edward Fahnbulleh in 2005, and has blossomed to accommodate over 300 children,

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Parent Teacher Associations: Helping to Lift Liberia

A dear friend of FUEL Youth, Toni Schneider, was able to visit the UCA campus in the Fall of 2009. Toni hails from the United States but is in Liberia working with the Ministry of Education and the World Food

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We’re back…with great news!

We can now report that all FUEL Youth team members have made it home to Washington, DC, safely (Edward stayed a couple weeks longer), but we’ve got even better news… FUEL Youth has officially been granted 501c3 status from the

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Final Days in Liberia

We couldn’t quite remember where we left off, but we think it was yesterday morning. We headed downtown to Broad Street to take care of some business, including a special pick up from Western Union from a special man, Mr.

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Honorary UCA Teachers For The Day

Hey all!  Lucky us- our new place at Vivien’s has internet in the evening hours, which means more frequent blog updates.  We feel so spoiled!  We had a great day at UCA today.  We’d hoped to get to the school

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Day 8: STAR Radio

Happy Monday!  We had a great futbol-filled Sunday evening last night.  We were walking home from our go-to restaurant P.A.’s when we noticed a futbol game getting started right outside our home.  It was a really nice evening- not too

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Journey to Grand Cape Mount

Phew!  It’s been a long and exhausting weekend.  We woke up bright and early on Saturday morning, as we were told that a car would be picking us up at 6:30 am to commence the journey to Messima, a village

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