28 December 2012

Liberia: Crusaders for Peace Celebrates Women, Children

The Liberia Crusaders for Peace, a peace advocacy organization that also seeks to build the capacity of women and children in all spheres of life, has been on the move, showing generosity to dozens of needy Liberian children as well as organizations across Monrovia during this period of sharing and identification.

On the eve of Christmas, the LCP led by its head Ambassador Juli Endee donated several food items to many organizations in the country.

Benefiting organizations include the Liberian-Japanese Friendship Maternity Center at the John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, the Group of 77, Women on the Move, and the National Traditional Council of Liberia, among others.

Besides donating to organizations, the LCP also held a memorable Christmas Party for children from all walks of life.

During the party, the LCP shared food and toys with children, while the winner of the dance competition received a cash prize.

Speaking to journalists, Ambassador Endee reminded Liberians of the importance of Yuletide, saying that donating to needy institutions and sharing with children is the best way her organization could celebrate the Christmas.

According to her, being with the kids and donating has been and is wonderful, and promised to continue with such drive.

She appreciated the elders and traditional leaders in the country for their support to her in her journey.

"Instead of the usual lighting of candles, Christmas trees and people come to your home to celebrate, for me the Christmas is like giving out to the people," she noted.

According to her, 2012 was a very difficult year and hoped that Liberians get more opportunities next year.

Stating that 2013 will be a very busy year for her and the LCP, she said intends to spend more time outside the country, seeking the interest of Liberians.

Noted for showing appreciation to those who deserve it, she told the JFK administration her organization appreciated the work it is doing, which cannot go unnoticed by the LCP.

Making reference to the Maternity Center, she hailed the JFK management for catering to the well-being of child -bearing women.

"When a woman gives birth is a great thing to bring joy in the world," she quipped and thanked the management for keeping maternity center so beautiful.

In response to the donation of L$25,000.00 and 10 bags of rice, the administrator of the Maternity Center, Madam Demenia Gbarbea-Kaine lauded the LCP and assured it that the donated items would be used for the intended purpose.

The management of the Group of 77 where the LCP made a very life-saving donation was astonished.

In his remarks, James Sumo, the Secretary General of that Group said they were not taken aback by the gesture showed by the LCP because the organization has been there for them.

The children party was held at the Crusaders Village on the Capitol Byepass.

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