Be A Volunteer!
From its spectacular scenery to its vibrant cities and hospitality, Liberia
offers a wealth of opportunity to its visitors. Liberia is regarded as the
oldest African countries to gained independence in 1847 by free black slaves
Our volunteer program will help you experience, learn and undertake projects,
campaigns and share ideas on issues that are affecting our world today. By
volunteering with YCWLiberia is an opportunity to give something to the Liberian
people and most importantly, volunteers will also have the opportunity to work
within different communities with various sites of Youth Crime Watch. One of our
prominent program sites is Gbarnga City, in Bong County.
Gbarnga City is the second largest city in Liberia, well situated in the middle
of the Country connecting the rest of the Nation with neighboring Guinea, Sierra
Leone and Ivory Coast. The City pays host to a large group of people from
diverse cultural, political and social backgrounds. It is indeed one of the
multicultural communities not only in the Country but the region surrounded by
the rainforest. The Phebe Hospital which served as hope for the entire Mano
River Union Countries prior to the civil strife is located in Gbarnga, as well
as the second largest University in the Country, the Cuttington University.
Gbarnga, like other regions in the interior of the Country, was once upon the
time a bread-basket for Liberia. The most viable agriculture institution, the
Central Agriculture Research Institute-CARI is also situated in Gbarnga City.
More than that, Gbarnga is a large commercial city where businessmen and women
converge from other parts of Liberia itself and other Countries in the
sub-region. The people of Gbarnga are predominantly of the kpelle tribe, which
is the largest of all of the sixteen tribes in the Country. They are very
hospitable, peaceful and hardworking.
In Bong County, of which Gbarnga is the Capitol City, there are historical sites
that can not easily be forgotten as far as Liberian history is concerned. You
will have the opportunity to visit some of these sites while in the Country. You
will visit the great Kpatawee waterfall, the Chief’s Compound, which paid host
to past chiefs during the pre-war Gbarnga days, the farm of the late former
President, William V.S. Tubman, where lions, leopards and a variety of animals
were before the war. A tour of the thick rainforest will surely complete your
stay in Liberia.
Above all, this will surely afford you the opportunity to see the City that was
seriously hit by the 14-year war. It was considered as the Capital City of
Greater Liberia during the war period as the Interim Government.
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