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ABOUT US

BRIEF HISTORY

In 2009, after residing in the United States for over 20 years and my wife Lucky for over 9 years, we made our first visit to our home country of Liberia. The country was in severe ruin due to a brutal 14 years of civil war. Life was miserable for ordinary Liberians, even for animals.

I consistently hear a small voice in my mind saying, “the people are in need – lots of needs, you can do something.” Lucky also was troubled by the level of suffering from the children and the elderly. Both of us literally teared up. We then started seeking God’s direction about how to impact the lives of the people, especially in the rural areas where the needs were greater, due to lack of accessibility to city areas where basic needs were being provided by NGOs.    

In March 2010 & 2012 respectively, Lucky and I visited Liberia again. The country was still in complete devastation. Our hearts were still broken for the huge suffering ordinary people, including children and elderly were going through, and we were burdened with the desire to get involved in the rebuilding of lives and communities in Liberia.

Upon our return to the United States, we started helping with food, medicine, clothes, and footwear.

In 2014, While visiting Liberia again, the deadly Ebola virus struck the country and its neighboring Sierra Leone and Guinea. The Ebola epidemic made the already bad situation worse. It was during this time that God directed us to a holistic (humanitarian) mission, including building hand pump wells for safe drinking water, school, medical assistance, feeding, and planting churches.  

In 2017, we established Abehinnyuen Community of Hope, Inc., both in New York and Liberia, which is legally registered as a not-for-profit  corporation.

Abehinnyuen Community of Hope, (ACOH) Inc. is a Not-for-profit [501 C 3 ] Corporation established June 1, 2017, for Humanitarian purposes for underprivileged communities in the U.S.A and Liberia.

 

A" stands for ah, and it means  "we" in the Bassa language of Liberia.

"behiinyuen," in Bassa means "can do it", which is a combination of three words [Ah behiin nyuen] and it means "we can do it".

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IN USA

We assess the needs and barriers of new immigrants, and offer them information, referrals to resources, and help them to become independent contributing members of the community by teaching skills and promoting cross-cultural understanding.

We provide high-quality interpretation and translation services in Bassa, other Liberian and West African Languages, and English to government and non-governmental agencies. We also train interpreters.

 

We support and assist youth in their search for employment by providing training in resume/cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, local labor market and career transition, career counseling and referrals to existing resources for other employment-related assistance. ​ ​

We intend to provide awareness of tropical and non-tropical diseases to hospitals and healthcare agencies.

We promote police & community relations through the teaching of civic rights and responsibilities by encouraging youth participation in police auxiliary, and community participation in the affairs of local government.

We network with other charitable, religious, and civic organizations.

IN LIBERIA

The organization is organized exclusively as a not-for-profit for charitable, religious, social and educational purposes here in the Republic of Liberia as provided for in the Liberia Business Registry and the Liberia Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding provisions of any future Liberia business law. Such purposes include but are not limited to:

We provide education to buttress the existing educational structures in Liberia by establishing quality Christian-based academic and vocational institutions.

We train teachers and provide in-service teacher-training to upgrade existing teachers.

​We train pastors and Church workers by providing in-service training to become authentic in their witness and services to God’s people.

We plant and maintain healthy churches.

We promote health & wellness of “at-risk” people, including those who are physically challenged, or who have other special needs through educational programs and community involvement.

We provide psycho-social services for vulnerable children, youths and adults who have a history of illicit drug use and substance abuse challenges through rehabilitation and re-entry programs.

We promote community security through police & community relations by teaching civic rights and responsibilities and encouraging youth participation in police auxiliary, and community participation in the affairs of local government.

We provide capacity-building that will enable vulnerable children, adults and the elderly to attain their fullest potential and become responsible, engaged citizens, mentors and leaders of their communities and societies. In our capacity-building program (which is in formal and informal education settings), we identify potential leaders in any career or vocation of choice, prepare and support them to fulfill their individual goals.

We network with other charitable, religious, and civic organizations.

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