Page 5: Fundraising case study
Recently, West Africa (and, in particular, victims and refugees from the Liberian civil war) has become an important focus of War Child’s work. After seven long years, the civil war in Liberia has reached an uneasy peace. The population of Liberia has been decimated by mass killings and a whole generation of children have had their lives completely disrupted by the war. They face a bleak and uncertain future, ill-prepared for this new, peaceful phase in Liberia’s history.
War Child has reacted to the situation by establishing healthcare programmes, food provision and clean water initiatives for Liberian refugees in Buduburam Refugee Camp in Ghana, and plans are currently underway to establish a children’s village in Liberia.
The Pavarotti Liberian Children’s Village will be on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia’s capital. It will be funded by proceeds from 'Pavarotti and Friends in Concert for Liberia 1998' and will provide educational, medical, cultural, recreational and sports facilities for young people in Liberia.
'Pavarotti and Friends in concert for Liberia 1998' was the latest event in a long period of co-operation between Luciano Pavarotti and War Child, and featured Pavarotti, Stevie Wonder, the Spice Girls, Celine Dion, The Corrs, Jon Bon Jovi and many more.