Bong County is situated in central Liberia, bordered by Nimba County to the northeast, Grand Bassa County to the southwest, Lofa County to the northwest, Margibi County to the southeast, and River Cess County to the south. Gbarnga serves as the capital city of Bong County and has a population of over 360,000 people. Bong County’s economy is predominantly agricultural. The region’s fertile land supports various crops such as rubber, cocoa, coffee, rice, and other subsistence crops. Mining, particularly iron ore extraction, is also a significant economic activity. Bong County is home to educational institutions and healthcare facilities. Gbarnga hosts Cuttington University, one of Liberia’s oldest and most prominent institutions of higher learning.

In Bong County, Youth Crime Watch of Liberia implements the below Projects.

  • Youth Crime Watch of Liberia in partnership with UNICEF Liberia is implementing a comprehensive Five-year Child Protection Programme called: “Let Us Learn Project” covering two centers in Bong County. The project targets and establishes centers in Gbarnga and Sanoyea with a significant impact on over 3,600 children and adolescents. The project kicked off on July 13, 2020, and it will run until December 2024. The primary objectives of the project are to prevent violence against children and mitigate the adverse effects of poverty, harmful traditional practices, and Sexual Gender-Based Violence (SGBV). A key focus area involves capacity building to ensure the protection of children and adolescents. The interventions planned under this project are to contribute to the reinforcement of community-based child protection mechanisms and systems. These measures enhance the care and protection of children, shielding them from violence, abuse, and exploitation.