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Liberia observes World Orphan Day Monday

Orphans Concern Liberia in collaboration with the National Union ofOrphanages and Children Welfare Institutions hosts World Orphans Day 2016 on Monday, 14 November in Monrovia.

The event will bring together orphans and children made orphan by the deadly Ebola outbreak in the country. The pending celebration will be the first ever in Liberia. The head of Orphan Concern Mr. Amos Sawboh, who wasappointed Chairperson for West Africa by StarFoundation, said smaller events are being planned across the region.

He said the celebration here will bringtogether 25 orphanages from across Liberia and activities will commence with street parade in Monrovia followed by an indoor program at the YMCA on Crown Hill, Broad Street where reading and signing of a proclamation insupport of Orphans will be done.

Liberia recovered from the Ebola Virus Disease in 2015, leaving behindthousands of Orphans, who are faced with so many challenges. The upcoming celebration will be used to highlight the plight of orphans and orphanages in Liberia.

Mr. Sawboh is calling on all well-meaning Liberians to join OrphanConcern-Liberia and the National Union of Orphanages and ChildrenWelfare Institutions to celebrate the day and put smile on the faces of Liberian orphans.

By Bridgett Milton

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