Wendy Maragh Taylor: Liberia Project (Aired 5/21/10)
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Wendy Maragh Taylor, clinical social worker, discusses Liberia’s strong connection to the U.S., beginning when the nation was founded by freed slaves from the U.S. to Africa. She focuses on efforts by the Liberia West Africa Project to rebuild what Liberia’s civil war has destroyed. Her group saw a need and decided to meet it, hoping to build a school and a church, and to help a people, a community, and potentially, a nation. In this light, Ms. Taylor emphasizes the importance of service and volunteerism in general, and highlights the need to encourage young people to learn the rewards of participating in humanitarian projects.