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Women launch “Trash Ebola” campaign

A women group, Liberia Young Women Initiatives has launched “Trash Ebola Project” in Monrovia. The Executive Director for Liberia Young Women Initiatives (LYWI) Madam Catherine D. Nyenawo, said the campaign is to rescue and save humanity from Ebola.

She said if young women of Liberia had never been in the frontline of making positive change and move in the country, now is the time to take the bull by the horn by making every positive effort in upholding the pride of the State.

Speaking on Friday, 24 October during the launch of the ‘Trash Ebola Project’ on the compound of the United Methodist Church on 13th Street in Sinkor, Monrovia the LYWI Executive Director called on young people, especially young women across the country to ensure that Liberia is safe from the deadly disease that has claimed thousands of lives and ravaged families.

She said the group was not established to only fight against Ebola but ills in society, particularly ills meted against women and children, adding that LYWI joined the fight against Ebola since the inception of the outbreak in the country.

Madam Nyenawo added that prior to the launch of the ‘Trash Ebola Project,’ the group had gone throughout Liberia engaging affected communities that are quarantined and made some meaningful contributions, including counseling.

“We have a need of over fifteen thousand United States dollars for what we have started and have spent a little over five thousand (5,000.00) United States dollars in different communities in the fight of this deadly virus,” she narrated.

Representatives of several local groups served as launchers during the ceremony, including Mr. George S. Stewart, Jr. of Alfalit International, an adult literacy institution involved in training Liberians across the country. Mr. Stewart commended the young women for their initiatives and efforts and pledged Alfalit willingness to work with the Liberia Young Women Initiatives.

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For her part, the Executive Director of the Special Emergency Activity to Restore Children’s Hope or SEARCH, Madam Sundah G. Wilson, on behalf of her group donated five buckets of chloral, five cartoons of tide soap and one cartoon of sanitary pad for the young women to ably use in their fight against Ebola.

The program brought together several young women and men from different communities within Montserrado County; the private sector including prelates, all of whom commended the Liberia Young Women Initiatives (LYWI) for its move. 

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