THRP describes the program as an "asylum" for hundreds of war-affected youths, because it provides care, support, and discipline.
THRP believes that young people and ex-combatants can be agents of peace and key players in promoting and sustaining peace, reconciliation, and development in post-conflict Liberia.
I had a very fearless squad; we did lots of bad, bad things." Zubah said that, as one of the beneficiaries of the THRP program, his future has been restored, because he has adopted a new attitude and acquired some skills training and is able to survive on his own.
According to program "graduates," THRP's intervention has paved the way for their acceptance and reintegration into their home communities.
THRP has also been working with community-based groups, youth organizations, religious institutions, and private and public security agencies to build capacity through training and seminars in psychosocial counseling and conflict resolution.
Recently THRP conducted a series of training sessions for over 90 senior government officials from six security ministries and agencies, including the Liberia National Police, Executive Protective Service (a special elite force), the Ministry of National Security, and the National Bureau of Investigation.
Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has acknowledged the extensive work of THRP in conflict resolution and peacebuilding in Liberia.
Since 1998, more than pounds 25m of housing investment has been made through THRP, with plans for a further pounds 10m in the next two years.
For further information contact THRP on 0151-236 3275.