In Montserrado County… First Lady Office & Gender Ministry Celebrate Independence Day With Children

By: Jeremiah Cooper

Montserrado-July 29, 2023: Office of Liberia’s First Lady Madam Clar Marie Weah in collaboration with the Ministry of Gender, held a one-day independence day celebration program for kids in Montserrado County over the weekend.

The program which was held at the executive pavilion in Monrovia, July 29, 2023, brought together over two thousand children from different parts of Montserrado County.

Speaking on behalf of Liberia’s First Lady Clar Marie Weah, the Chief of Staff at the Office of the First Lady; Gaelle Mediem lauded parents for allowing their kids to attend the program. She narrated that the program is intended to celebrate children, allow them to develop their skills through educational peer games and help in making them become good citizens.

Madam Gaelle furthered that the children are the backbone of any society, and as such; they should be valued and respected.

She recounted that First Lady Weah remains committed to her quest of putting smiles on the faces of children and other underprivileged groups in Liberia.

She disclosed that the office of the First Lady has seen the need to make children feel special as they continue to grow.

“Children are special and we must make sure that they are protected. They must be valued in our various homes and communities. Children, we are here to celebrate you. Madam Weah loves you and wants you to be happy”, she stressed.

However, the First Lady Chief of Office staff called on parents to continue to train their children in becoming law-abiding citizens and nation builders.

She believes that Liberia can only be on a path with other nations when children are in their right mind, protected and loved by society.

“Children are the future leaders of the Country. That’s why the First Lady has engaged with the kid in bringing them together. Liberia is all we have, therefore we must make love and unity to be at the centre of everything we do”, she concluded.

For her party, the Deputy Minister of Gender at the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection Alice Johnson Howard appreciated the office of the First Lady for a successful program.

She at the same time noted that the Ministry of Gender remains committed to providing an environment where every Liberian will be protected regardless of who they are.

She called on Liberians to unite and fight against acts that have the propensity of undermining the development of the country and its people.

The children played series of games and had cultural performances to reminisce the national Independence Day.

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