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Mineke Foundation

Address: Behind New Hope Central Church, Dry Rice Market, Bardnersville Road, Gardnersville Monrovia , Liberia

Events at Mineke Foundation

Many women in Liberia have to deal with domestic violence on a regular basis. Today, our Women's Club addresses what women can do to avoid domestic violence, and how they can exercise their right...
Monrovia August 31, 2017, 12:00 pm
We will be holding our annual Spelling Bee competition at the Mineke Foundation office in Gardnersville. Members of our Kids Club, their parents, and other family members are warmly invited to see who...
Monrovia August 25, 2017, 3:00 pm
Our Club members take a moment to reflect on club activities and their own goals for 2017. How close are they to achieving them? What do they need to do to reach their goals, and how are the Club'...
Monrovia July 27, 2017, 12:00 pm
African women have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and hypertensiion (high blood pressure). Join us at Mineke Foundation on June 29th to hear what you can do to avoid these diseases, or how t...
Monrovia June 29, 2017, 12:00 pm
Many of the members of our Women's Club are small business owners. This month's club meeting addresses how to effectively manage a business in Liberia....
Monrovia May 25, 2017, 12:00 pm
How to react when you have a conflict with someone? What are good ways to deal with conflict? Can you avoid conflict? What is confict management? These are some of the issues we will be addressing dur...
Monrovia April 27, 2017, 12:00 pm
Our monthly Women's Club meeting will be addressing health issues this month, focusing on high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer. What are the causes and can these illnesses be prevented? You a...
Monrovia March 30, 2017, 10:00 am
Later this year, Liberia will be voting for a new president. What is voting, and why is it important? How do you vote, and where do you go to vote? These and other questions will be addressed during M...
Monrovia February 23, 2017, 11:00 am
Welcome back to our Women's Club members! Club members will meet to celebrate the fact that they managed to build up small savings in 2016, to reflect on the year that has gone, and to look forwa...
Monrovia January 26, 2017, 12:00 pm

About Mineke Foundation

Mineke Foundation is a Dutch and Liberian NGO founded in 2009 by Tonia Dabwe to continue her parents' work. The foundation works in Liberia, West Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world. It is named after Tonia's mother who went missing during the Liberian civil war. Mineke Foundation focuses on the social and economical empowerment of the people in Dabwe Town and surrounding communities, helping them become self-reliant. Our goal is a mentality change in Liberia, starting in Dabwe Town, with residents taking responsibility for their own life, development and future.

Founder Tonia Dabwe: "Back in 1968, my parents were the first inhabitants of the area that is today known as Dabwe Town. The community that grew around them named itself after my father to honor the efforts my parents made to help develop the community.
Their efforts were centred around my father's vision that a country dependent on food imports, is a country enslaved. My father dedicated his life to teaching others. First through his work at the Liberian ministry of Agriculture, and later through his 4-acre experimental farm, where he showed visitors on a daily basis what could be achieved with simple and inexpensive methods, using only what is indigenous to Liberia. Through the Damiefa primary school, founded in 1982, he taught schoolchildren elementary skills and basic agriculture, which they could use when helping their families grow their own food. In addition to this, they built roads, constructed simple bridges, introduced running water and electricity, sponsored schoolchildren, and supported small businesses.

The Liberian civil war, which started on Christmas Eve, 1989, put an end to their work, and eventually, destroyed most of what they had worked so hard to attain and their family happiness. My mother Mineke has been missing since.

But now a new, peaceful era has begun. My vision is to continue what my parents started. I founded Mineke Foundation in January 2009 to pursue this objective."
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