By Mozettor Zinnah
A not-for-profit organization named, “The Liberia Girl Guides Association (LGGA), has provided several assorted items including 25kg bags of rice, tissues and gallons of colorax to the Old Folks Refugee Home in central Monrovia.
Presenting the items on Saturday, February 22, ahead of the World Thinking Day celebrations, the Chief Commissioner of LGGA, Tonieh A. Tarley-Wiles, said the gifts to the old folks was the institution’s way of identifying with less-fortunate Liberians and indicated that as part of LGGA’s mandate, it provides food and other clothing materials to disadvantaged youths and other less fortunate Liberians.
“Old people are one group of people that are always marginalized around the world and that this is not unique to only Liberia which is in recorded to be in gross violations of human rights,” she said.
She then applauded the Old Folks Refugee Home Coordinator, Albert D. Scott, for his efforts in providing help to Liberians that are dire need of such aid and care.
Receiving the items, Mr. Scott thanked the LGGA team for the donation which he said came as a surprise to the organization and lauded the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection for its continuous support in ensuring that assorted materials are also provided from time to time as well as the management of NASSCORP which has been their pillar for more than two decades.
“We are therefore calling on everyone as well as the Government of Liberia to help support the association as it does not have to be a specific organization or individual,” Mr. Scott expressed.
Also speaking on Sunday at program marking the World Thinking Day held in Paynesville at the LGGA’s head offices under the theme, “Living Threads: Diversity, Equity and inclusion,” Madam Tarley-Wiles admonish the government and other requisite Civil Society Organizations to pay more attention to the less privileged Liberians; thereby treating them with dignity, as well as offering protection of their rights.
According to LGGA’s Chief Commissioner, the World Thinking Day remains one of the most important dates in the Guiding calendar and every year, the theme of the event encourages members to think about the big issues affecting them and their global communities.
Girl Guides Asso. Identifies With Old Folks
By Mozettor Zinnah