The Foundation for International Dignity (FIND) has received a new Civil Peace Advisor, Ms. Doutsen Langhout, who arrived in Liberia early in June, 2013 to replace Mrs. Christa Moedder, a renowned German Social Worker, who served the organization for three years.
FIND’s Executive Director Roosevelt Woods
Ms. Langhout, a Dutch Citizen, brings on board a wealth of experience having worked in South Rwanda as Project Manager of “Foundation Remera”, a private initiative intended to reduce poverty and improve education in rural communities.
She is also the Founder, Chairwoman and Songwriter, for the choir Tûzen Triennen in Britsum.
Ms. Langhout who is an active member and Chairwoman of Ecological Groups in Amsterdam and Leeuwardden, the Netherlands, was nominated by AGEH, a German-based Catholic organization under the FIND/AGEH partnership initiative geared towards building the human resource capacity of the organization through mentoring and institutional support.
Speaking upon her arrival, the Executive Director of the Foundation for International Dignity, Mr. Roosevelt Woods, wholeheartedly welcomed the Civil Peace Advisor, adding that her presence in Liberia will buttress the efforts of her predecessor, Mrs. Christa Moedder, who worked exceptionally over the last three years to build the capacity of FIND
Staff, raise funding, and elevate FIND’s profile in her home Country,
The FIND boss applauded the new Civil Peace Advisor for her courage and willingness to leave her luxurious home in the Netherlands to serve the Liberian people.
At the same time, the Legal Holder of FIND, Mr. Samuel Kofi Woods, II welcomed Ms. Langhout to Liberia.
Mr. Woods in a brief meeting with the Civil Peace Advisor over the weekend stressed the need for further discussion and engagement in reformulating a fund raising strategic for the organization.
The FIND founder then pledged his support and commitment to making significant contribution when called upon by the management, adding that his resignation from government places him in a better position to render whatever assistance required.
In her response, Ms. Langhout thanked the management of FIND for the warm reception, promising to work with the National Office in raising the profile of the organization nationally and internationally.
Ms. Langhout will stay in Gbarnga, where she will work with the Head Office of FIND under the supervision of the Executive Director.