Miss AMEU Urges Girl Child Education
By Decontee M. Wesseh
The Queen and Ambassador of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) Yeyehsorie Jalloh has encouraged parents to protect, educate and guide their children, with a special focus on girls.
Miss Jalloh referenced a popular adage that says: “if you educate a girl child, you educate a whole nation.”She said while every child is a blessing, “the girl child is a light in the darkness, and in order for your girl child to that light, you as parents need to provide the necessary care, love, and stand for her at all times.”
The AMEU model further indicated that girls in the society are often marginalized and abuses such as domestic violence, sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA), and rape among other unwarranted acts.
Miss Jalloh was speaking at the 24th graduation of the Clara Town Central School, during which she offered a one-year scholarship to the female kindergartener, Jestina Appleton, who had the highest yearly average.
Jalloh is also the founder and Executive Director of the Yayeh Initiate, a non-for Profit Organization aiming at elevating girls and women, making sure they have equal right to education, healthcare and sustainable social-economic status in society.