(The Girls United — Liberia program began with inspiration from the progress of Girls United — Haiti.)
This blogs series introduces the creative works of a few of the 95 girls currently enrolled in Girls United — Liberia. They have begun a special movement, with guidance from their facilitators, to advance the United Nations goal of preventing of child marriage.
Red Light Every Day!
Patience Koenig of Kingdom Foundation
As I walked the street of red lights one afternoon, I was disappointed at what I saw. I thought to myself, “How can I help solve the problems girls are faced with day to day? Can Liberia be what we think it can be?”
Look at this fruit wrapping all over the place, dirt peeling off the fruits, bad odor from water in holes along the streets, both cars and humans on the same path, accidents because of overcrowding.
Oh Liberia, how can this be changed? It is good now that we recognizing all these problems so that one day, as I grow up, I can make a great change.
Magdalene Darwar of Kingdom Foundation International
It increases population
It decreases education
It’s risky, it’s tricky
Its ideas are dreadful, it causes disaster, it causes poverty, and prevention is helpful
It makes you attractive, and getting involved is impressive, but do you know what?
Avoiding teenage marriage and pregnancy is helpful, enjoyable, profitable
What do you think?
Be sure to check out Part 1 of the blog series.
Teresa Langness is Founding Board President of Full-Circle Learning. Full-Circle Learning helps young people embrace their role as the change agents and humanitarians of their generation. Its educational programs integrate and expand students' character strengths, academic excellence, artistic capacities and peacemaking skills in service to the global human family.