Member Joanna Ballah, executive director of Alliance for Women and Children Development (AWACD) in Monrovia, Liberia, recently served as a presenter for an event organized on Day of the African Child. The topic of the presentation was Understanding Gender and Volunteerism. The goal of AWACD is to keep children in school during the vacation break and to empower young girls and single mothers though skills training programs.
The Girls for Change Organization, in collaboration with other local organizations, hosted day of fun, games, and mentorship day for over 100 girls below age 20. It was a wonderful day, as you can see from the photographs! The girls had the opportunity to share fun and ideas and to meet other girls from all around Monrovia.
The Girls for Change Organization is a non-for-profit, non government organization that empowers teen mothers by creating a platform for free education. Women’s Creative Leadership Network Member Ora Barclay-Keller is the executive director.