Rural Aging In Liberia (RAIL)
Corner of Juhnson and Carey Streets, P.O.BOX 550 10
Ansprechpartner: Prince W. Locah
- Gemeinschaft, Gemeindeprojekt
- Sozialpolitik/behinderte Menschen
In 2000 the Rural Aging In Liberia (RAIL) was established by a group of dedicated professionals and social workers, to help empower Liberia's rural aging population. RAIL is a non-profit, non-governmental organization.
Aims and objectives:
- to organize periodic workshops, seminars and talks to empower the rural aged;
- to coordinate ways in order to bridge social gaps between the rural male and female aged;
- to enhance health education and promote the need for proper diets for aging rural dwellers;
- to encourage rural aged to participate in overall community developmental activities; and
- to solicit and use resources to the benefit of rural aged.
RAIL shall mobilize, recruit or encourage volunteers to assist in carrying out peer counselling among the rural aging population. In order to prepare the volunteers, a pre-counselling training of trainers shall be conducted regularly. Similarly, RAIL expects to seek the experts of aged-related social workers in the exchange of ideas to confidently manage Liberia's rapidly growing aging pollution. It is our vision too that the aged of other nations shall be consulted continuously to share their own experiences on how to cope with aging. RAIL shall equally rely on government legislations to protect and safeguard the well-being of the aging lot. We foresee that the media will be utilized highly in the empowerment process.
In collaboration with other non-governmental organizations such as the National Ageing & Humanitarian Organization of Liberia (NAHOL), and the Volunteer Workers Association of Liberia (VOWAL), RAIL has conducted non-violence awareness among youth in accessible communities. Also, we have carried out stress and truma management among the population that war has displaced internally. We have similar awareness within the Sierra Leonean refugees then stationed in Western Liberia. In the past years, we have worked with different groups to provide temporary shelters for population in distress.
For other net participants we can offer overnight facilities. Further we can give an expert guidance through trained staff, deliver a lecture and establish new contacts in the field of Care Giving and Administration.