Welcome to VOSIEDA’s online press room. Here you’ll find the latest press releases and other media resources including photos and videos from the field, as well as fact sheets and research about our programs around West Africa. Relax and explore our media resources.
Our mission is to protect the environment, end extreme poverty and empower communities beyond dependency and aid in West Africa.
We imagine healthy, prosperous communities where there is no extreme poverty, where people are committed to caring for nature, where justice, dignity and respect prevail.
Our approach is a grassroots and community-led model, using volunteerism as a vehicle. We mobilize volunteers to enable more people to get directly involved in their community development, poverty eradication and environmental protection efforts.
We empower communities beyond dependency and aid in West Africa’s Mano River Basin
We empower communities to protect nature that everyone depends on for livelihoods, fresh water and clean air.
We empower smallholder farmers to transform agriculture from lonely struggles for survival to business enterprises capable of increasing incomes and improving food security.
We work for participatory, representative and inclusive political processes and institutions; greater accountability of institutions and leaders to citizens and to the law; and recognition of universally recognized human rights.
We deliver technical and advisory services to indigenous communities, civil society, private sector and government to enhance their development results.
We run radio, television and mobile campaigns to change behaviors and improve lives in Liberia and the Mano River Union.
Preventing trafficking and sexual exploitation of children
We campaign for legislation that prevent exploitation, protects children, and guarantees that any child who is subjected to slavery, trafficking or exploitation is rescued and assisted. 2) Promotes corporate responsibility among private companies; 3). Educates ordinary citizens about the issue so that they can identify victims and join us in the fight to better protect children.
Liberia's Road Safety Campaign
Ebola outbreak was devastating on Liberia and the Mano River Basin. However, epidemics are not always disease related. One of the largest and growing epidemics in Liberia today is traffic accidents and its related deaths. Our campaign encourages and empowers passengers and riders to speak up openly and directly to their drivers against dangerous driving.