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Ebola Update

L.A.C.E.S. leveraging sport in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus. Responding to the Ebola crisis changes every day. This requires consistent interaction with community members and more specifically to those in the L.A.C.E.S. network and families. We are continuing the essential components of our program while keeping the children safe, engaged, active, and preparing them for the […]

Beyond Sport Summit

Key Strategies for using sports to combat Ebola… I had the privilege of speaking at the Beyond Sport Summit in South Africa in October about L.A.C.E.S. fight against Ebola. The Summit brought together a community of people doing life changing work through sports from around the world. I was inspired by their work, learned new […]

Power of Play Film

In 1989, Liberia entered a 14 year civil war. Liberia’s civil war became one of the most notorious conflicts for its use and abuse of child soldiers. Over 15,000 children as young as 6 fought in the war, and were forced to commit some of the most heinous crimes. The Power of Play will let […]

Liberians facing their greatest threat since war

Letter from Seren Fryatt L.A.C.E.S. founder: The Realities of Ebola Tears roll down my face as I write to you today. How do I clearly communicate the pain and suffering that is happening in Liberia, and the ability that you have to change that? The World Health Organization published a report on Tuesday stating that “The disease […]

L.A.C.E.S. Fights Deadly Ebola Virus

The deadliest outbreak of the Ebola virus recorded is attacking Liberia.  Ebola is an infectious and fatal disease that takes the life of approx. 80-90% of the people who contract the virus. Ebola is gaining strength every day in Liberia and the longer it stays the faster the death toll will rise. Co – discoverer of the […]

From a life of wickedness to gratitude

The struggles of Liberia’s youth are myriad, one of which is the overwhelming amount of children living on the street. Years of civil war and subsequent lack of family and community structure has led to a void of role models in children’s lives. As a result, they are easily drawn to a life of “wickedness,” […]

Beyond Sport Award Shortlist Announcement

We are excited to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport “Sport for Conflict Resolution Award.” The three shortlisted entries, including ours, will go before the Beyond Sport Judging Panel of Ambassadors, including Tony Blair, Desmond Tutu, Michael Johnson, and other influential people in our field, who will choose the winner. In […]

Coaches Training

For the first time in my life, I traveled to East Africa. Recently, I decided to take a week of vacation and spend it traveling with my husband to see the work he does  with microfinance institutions in East Africa. While traveling with my husband, an amazing opportunity presented itself and I took it! I […]

Training for a New Season

L.A.C.E.S.’s programs began last month. With each new season, there are more children, new staff, and exciting challenges. Training is an essential component of each new season, since it allows new coaches—who are all volunteers—to learn from current staff and mentors about the organization and how to implement L.A.C.E.S.’s philosophy. The volunteers receive training in […]

Joe Russell’s and John Parsons’s Seeds of Hope

Joe Russell and John Parsons started a fundraising program called Seeds  of Hope. Farmers donate the profits of their land to L.A.C.E.S.; Joe  and John have reached out to various farmers in their community and 40  acres of land has been donated. Last year Joe and John despite  difficult conditions raised $8,000.