Mrs. Teresa Cummings has frowned on the use of school-age children as breadwinners, putting their safety and lives at risk to sell between speeding vehicles in the streets of Monrovia and suburbs. Mrs. Cummings, wife of Mr. Alexander Cummings, the Standard Bearer of the Collaborating Political Parties (CPP), said children rightfully deserve to be in school acquiring knowledge to better prepare themselves to become productive adults rather than misuse them as breadwinners in their infant stage.
She made the observation on Wednesday, March 29, during a meeting with an estimated 2,800 Christian women representing 10 Churches across Margibi County.
The women, under the banner “Prayer Network for Women Empowerment,” gathered in solidarity to identify with Mrs. Cummings in support of her husband’s Presidential bid come October 10. The women said they have purposed in their hearts to intercede through prayers and fasting for God’s intervention in choosing a good leader with vision as the CPP Standard Bearer, Mr. Cummings.
The church women group, headed by Mrs. Helena Charlie said, in addition to their fervent prayers and commitment for a better Liberia, they are also actively involved in empowering women and girls with life-saving skills and training.
Appreciating the women support, Mrs. Cummings thanked them for choosing the path of prayers for a better Liberia, and their pledge of support to Mr. Cummings Presidential bid come on October 10.
Mrs. Cummings also said, as a praying mother, she is in constant prayers for a better Liberia where parents will be economically empowered and view their children as God’s divine gift. She prays that empowered parents will refrain from using their children as breadwinners and instead send them to school.
“We are also in prayers for a new Liberia where our women will be protected, and empowered through access to loans, compete with their male counterparts and be made part of the decision-making process of Liberia.
A Liberia where our women will have access to loan opportunities, to start and grow their own businesses, without using their school age kids as breadwinners,” Mrs. Cummings said.She believes that the only way Liberia will get better is through sincere prayers for God’s divine direction in choosing good, qualified and competent leadership in the pending general and presidential elections slated for October 10 this year.