Ebola Survivors Reintegration Program
This is a WYDO endorsed project.
Ebola survivors reintegration program (ESRP) is designed to adequately restore the lives of Ebola survivors through numerous activities which include post-trauma counseling, survivors to community reunion, small business-skills and package delivery, reintegration and role playing of survivors and finally survivors’ focus after program’s implementation. ESRP widely covers all affected Ebola areas but commences its phase 1 within Montserrado County, Grand Cape Mount and Grand Bassa in Liberia.
The goal is to create a united community of survivors and residents and to keep the community alert about the Ebola virus disease and reduce stigma.
A. Psychosocial Counseling community workshop for survivors and residents so as to create ambassadors, skills training for small businesses and family sustenance, absorption of survivors into their communities through interactive activities so as to eliminate fears left behind by the deadly virus and finally, creating program focal personalities such as community youth leaders and religious leaders assisting ESRP monitor and motivate survivors after they may have undergone the program.
B. PES Post Trauma Counseling: a method designed to fully restore mentally affected PES self-confidence and response to community, this form of counseling brings together the community stakeholders and PES. It also provides a bridge between PES and residents in terms of fear of neglect and support.
C. Health tips and environment hygiene: this section will, through workshops, collectively teach PES the importance of health and hygiene, maintain a mechanism for controlling additional disease outbreak, especially during the pending raining season.
D. Livelihood skills training in tailoring and family sustainability.