Crossroads is providing vital support to local program partners in Burkina Faso, Eswatini, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania and Togo to deliver essential services and provide direct community support.
At COVID-19 crisis hit, Crossroads International helped overseas volunteers return to Canada but for many, their thoughts are with the communities they left behind. Check out two video diaries from two Crossroaders in isolation reflecting on their work and the impact of COVID-19.
Alexandra Falardeau Maher spent almost six months in Togo for a mandate as an Advisor in support of the Girls’ Empowerment Program with GF2D, a local partner of Crossroads. She has worked with dozens of young girls and tells us about it.
Bilakani Sabi grew up in Togo but decided to settle in Canada and return to his native country as a volunteer with Crossroads International and Togolese organization La Colombe.
For the past few months, Ellie Zodwa Maseko has put her sewing skills to work on a new project. She earns a living by supporting girls whose families cannot afford sanitary pads forcing them to miss school, fall behind or even drop out. But Ellie and a group of women are bringing hope.
For most of her adult life, Poki Musa made a living performing female genital mutilation on the girls in her village. That all changed when she discovered Crossroads’ partner TGNP, a Tanzanian organization that fights for women’s rights. Here’s how her life was transformed.
Crossroads International is pleased to launch The Randy Pepper Legacy Fund to commemorate former Board member, Crossroader and friend Randy Pepper. As we mark the 5th Anniversary of Randy’s death, we are proud to continue his legacy in volunteer cooperation.