Christmas Parties Held for Children in Monrovia Area

Saturday, 30th December 2006
The kids of LIberia are having the opportunity to play once again. President Sirleaf and her aide lift a little girl at a Christmas party in Monrovia.
The kids of LIberia are having the opportunity to play once again. President Sirleaf and her aide lift a little girl at a Christmas party in Monrovia.
Photo Credit: James Garrison, Executive Mansion
Monrovia, Liberia - Christmas parties organized by the Ministry of Gender for children, has drawn huge turnouts through the Greater Monrovia area and its environs. The events hosted by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf were held in about twenty communities, including New Kru Town; Gardnerville; Brewerville; Paynesville; Sinkor, The Antoinette Tubman Stadium, SOS Children’s Village; among others.

The President visited several of the party venues and participated in serving the children Christmas meal. The President, who was welcomed at the venues by enthusiastic crowds, mostly made up of youths, also participated in a popular childhood sport in Liberia, referred to as “Nafoe,” to the amusement of the children, who also received toys from the President.

The Liberian leader thanked the Ministry of Gender and the organizers for their hard work in ensuring the success of the events. The President said she was pleased that Liberian children are again smiling and enjoying the spirit of the Christmas holidays, merry-making, in a peaceful environment.

The President was accompanied to the Children’s party sites by Gender Minister, Vabah Gayflor.

Similar events organized by Superintendents and local government officials were also held in Capitals of the fifteen political sub-divisions of Liberia.

Meanwhile, a Prayer Service takes place on Tuesday, January 2, in the auditorium of the Foreign Ministry. All cabinet ministers and other government officials are invited to the service to give thanks and praises to God for His manifold blessings bestowed on Liberia during the year. The one-hour service starts at 4:00 p.m.