FIND Recieves New Civic Peace Advisor

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.
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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,
Germany.

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.

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Author: D K Sengbeh

Danicius Kaihenneh Sengbeh (author of Sengbeh's Weblog) is a respected and renowned Liberian journalist, poet and writer with with journalism experience since 2001, of working both as a mainstream journalist and a communication/media consultant in Liberia. He is Secretary General of the Press Union of Liberia (elected Dec 2013). He was Assistant Secretary General of the Union Dec 2011 to Dec 2013. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Informer Newspaper—one of Liberia’s credible dailies. Before joining the Informer, Danicius had served as reporter, chief reporter, sub-editor and News Editor at The Independent Newspaper between 2002 and 2006. Before then, he was reporter at the defunct Patriot Newspaper and Kiss FM 2001-2002. Danicius is a UN Media Fellow and Liberia’s first UN Medal Award-winning journalist for his contribution to journalism and for being the second Liberian journalist in 15 years to qualify for and successfully attended the United Nations’ Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalist Fellowship Program in New York and Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. He earned a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Sociology from the University of Liberia and a Diploma in Journalism from the International School of Journalism. He holds several awards and recognitions both in and outside of journalism, and carries dozens of certificates in journalism and communication from studies in Ghana, China, United States and Switzerland, among others. He volunteers as Chair of the Information and Communication Committee of his local Bardnersville community. He can be quickly reached via (+231) 886586531/777586531/777464018/ dakasen1978@yahoo.com

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