9 November 2012

Liberia: Teenage Pregnancy, Early Marriage, Others Still Hampering Girls' Education in Liberia

The Program Manager of Plan-Liberia has said teenage pregnancy, transactional sex and early marriage are the main vices hampering girls' education in Liberia and across Africa. According to Mr. Soumyea Guha, no teenage girls can excel well in their educational endeavor once they are one way or another confronted with one of these negative vices.

He made these statements on Thursday November 8, 2012 when he spoke to a cross section of high school students at a panel discussion program held by Plan-Liberia at the University Of Liberia (UL) in Monrovia. The Panel Discussion Program was held under the Theme: "Let's Talk About Girls." It brought together eight high schools in Monrovia and its environs.

The Panelist panel discussion program was aimed at educating girls on how to advocate for their rights for quality education and fight those negative vices that undermine their schooling. Mr. Guha pointed out that those girls from poor family and entrenched traditional settings are most vulnerable.

Even if girls try very hard to enter schools, Mr. Guha observed, have the maximum chance of dropping out of school due to the outlined negative vices. Meanwhile, the Plan-Liberia Program Manager has said reaffirmed his organization's commitment to supporting the development of Liberian children, particularly the girls in post conflict Liberia.

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