First Lady Reaches Out To Orphans In Nimba
-Promises Hope To Underprivileged
By Chiedi E. Nyenmoh
First Lady Clar Weah has met with scores of rural women in Ganta, Nimba County and reached out to orphanages with a donation of 40 bags of rice.
Making the disclosure on ECOWAS Radio Wednesday, the Communication Director in the Office of the First Lady, Arthur Douglas, said on Tuesday the First Lady met with groups of women at the Temple Baptist Church in Ganta.He said the meeting was basically intended to show the Liberian women love and make them know that she cares about them and is determined to improve the lives of the underprivileged, including orphans, the elderly, street children and drug addicts.
According to Douglas, during the meeting, the women asked the First Lady to intervene in the establishment of a rehabilitation center.
He said the First Lady welcomed the idea of establishing a rehabilitation center and promised to work with them to undertake this project.
“The First Lady is determined to show the people of Liberia love relating to her platform in Liberia and not her country of origin,” Douglas assured.
He also disclosed that while in Nimba, the First Lady visited several orphanages, including the Children Recovery Orphanage, Full Gospel Orphanage and Hot and Cold Orphanage, to assess the living conditions of children at the homes.
Douglas pointed out that the over 200 children living in the four orphanages are living in difficult circumstances, explaining that the dormitories in which they live are leaking and that they have few beds and inadequate food.
Douglas said the First Lady also met with the disabled to know their plight and to give them the hope that life has not ended for them.
According to the Communication Director, the First Lady assured the women of Ganta that she will work with them because “women empowerment, gender equality, promoting rural women and girls are key issues” on her agenda, telling them that “all of their concerns are well noted.”
Douglas quoted the First Lady as assuring the women that even though she cannot meet all their demands, she will do her best to address some of the critical ones.