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Facing the Present, Preparing for the Future

While Ebola continues to spread in Liberia, our staff and family at everyday gandhis have been working tirelessly to fight the disease in whatever ways possible. With the epidemic poised to worsen and the country’s fragile political, economic and healthcare systems on the verge of collapse, our team has taken on new, innovative measures to support local clinics and to enhance self-reliance for food production in anticipation of a potentially threatened food supply. Clinics in Monrovia, particularly, and throughout the major cities of Liberia are overwhelmed with Ebola patients. Stories of the sick dying at the hospital door while overworked and fearful medical workers must refuse entry have

President Obama announces new Ebola efforts

A long awaited international response has arrived for West Africa in its fight against Ebola. President Barack Obama announced Tuesday, his plans to send 3,000 military troops and medical personnel to combat the treatment and spread of Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Most of this effort will be focused in rural Liberia, the hardest hit region of the epidemic. Plans include the construction of 17 new treatment centers with 100 beds each, and $75 million dollars to fund protective gear, medical and sanitation supplies. There is no question the necessity of these materials in the treatment and prevention of Ebola. Albeit, perhaps even more important in curbing the spread of disease i

September Ebola Update

It is nearly nine months into the Ebola Virus epidemic in West Africa and despite all efforts, we are only seeing signs of worsening. This has left the World Health Organization, the CDC, and local officials in a state of shock and disbelief. The first recorded outbreak of the disease was in 1976, however a recently published article explains why this Ebola epidemic has claimed more lives than all other previous outbreaks combined. To grasp these numbers, an interactive map from PBS Frontline tracks the start and ensuing spread of the virus across West Africa. We are in frequent contact with our everyday gandhis family and friends in Liberia who are keeping us updated on this terrible crisi

THE FIGHT TO FORGIVE at the NYC Independent Film Festival

We are pleased to announce the acceptance of THE FIGHT TO FORGIVE into the New York City Independent Film Festival October 15-19, 2014. THE FIGHT TO FORGIVE is an everyday gandhis film that tells the story of six teenagers from Liberia who were forced to either fight as child soldiers or flee their country's brutal civil war. After surviving the war, the young ex-combatants have traded their weapons for cameras and soccer balls and train as grassroots peacebuilders. Please join us for a screening at the NYC Independent Film Festival: October 15th, 2014 The Royal Theater 1:30pm A second screening is likely to be added. For event information, ticket sales and a complete festival schedule visit

A Death in the Family

everyday gandhis friends and family, We regret to inform you that the Ebola crisis has hit home for us in Liberia. Lasana Kamara, eg Project Coordinator and Field Supervisor has lost his own son to the disease. Amara L. Kamara was just 16 years old, vibrant and full of potential. It is unsure where he contracted Ebola virus after a recent motorbike accident landed him in the Voinjama hospital. Upon developing symptoms, he was transferred to a treatment center in Foya, cutting him off from family and friends. He passed on August 16th, 2014. For those of you who do not know Kamara, we have been working closely with him for nearly 10 years. He is a tireless, dedicated, skillful peacemaker whose

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