Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Let's Run to Educate a Girl

What is said to be the first run in Liberia held in support of Girls Education kicked off in Monrovia on Saturday, November 27th at 8:20 from the JFK Hospital in Monrovia with three of the runners reaching the finishing line at the Barclay Training Center-BTC in 25 minutes.
Duncan Maina  a Kenyan National finished the course in 21 minutes, follow by Mark Naylor who reach in 23minutes and Janice Askie finishing in 25 minutes.  

Maryland County Sen. John Ballout giving award to first place winner Duncan Maina at the event
Speaking at the award and funding raising ceremony, the Deputy Minister of Defense Othello Warrick challenged young women and girls to take their education seriously and prepare themselves for leadership. 

 Maryland County Senior Senator John Ballout in his remarks acknowledged the steadfastness of PAYOWI’s commitment to the development of young people.
He said saving the next generation requires a collective effort of young people themselves.
Also gracing the occasion was the head of UNMIL Human Rights Section and UNMIL Football Club, Engene Nanderora.  
US Embassy Public Affairs Officer Dehab Gaehreab said gender based violence remains a serious phenomenon in society. Educating girls and young women will help in the prevention and reporting of violence perpetrated against them.
Ending violence against women needs more than just words, but investment in girls education is a notable way of preventing violence.
PAYOWI Hadiatu Diallo, Facia Harris and Guest at event
Paramount Young Women Initiative currently has twenty five girls placed in secondary and universities and is still in search of sponsors for it programs and projects.  

More Photos of the event below................
Dept. Defense Minister Othello Warwick and second place winner Mark Naylor
Winner Duncan Maina speaking at event  
Let's Run to Educate a Girl 
Participants( PAYOWI Running Team and SPARITAN Running Team)
PAYOWI Kulah Fofana, Facia Harris and Guest ( Christine Brooks)*

Monday, November 29, 2010

PAYOWI Completes fund raising run in Monrovia

Paramount Young Women Initiative over the weekend completed a10kilometers Run that the organizers say will raise funds to " Help Keep A Girl in School".  According one of PAYOWI officials, 75 runners participated in the event, and they were able to make donations and pledges that will help keep less fortunate Liberian girls in the classroom. 

The organizers reported that the event close with a soccer match. 

 more on this story to come soon.........