COMMUNITY BASELINE NEEDS ASSESSMENT
The assessment identified unmet needs of orphans and vulnerable children in Liberia, common interventions to benefit and impact this population and their families/caregivers within the context of their various communities and cultures. The end goal of this project is to increase and improve systems of care and services to orphans, vulnerable children, and families affected by poverty, war and other risk factors.
The Community Baseline Needs Assessment (CBNA) was completed by Child Steps International (CSI), in collaboration with Republic of Libera Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), Department of Social Welfare (DSW) with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and management from World Learning (WL) as part of their World Learning Liberia Grants Solicitation and Management (LGSM) Program.
COUNTIES CBNA WAS CARRIED OUT
Grand Cape Mount
The study began with a macro assessment that revealed four priority needs to establish a baseline for future programs funding, implementation and monitoring. Those areas are:
Children/families in need of psycho-social support/therapy
Children without appropriate care, including children living on the street and unsupervised child victims of sexual violence