|FAWE FUNDS MOTHERS' CLUBS|
|Published on January 31, 2007||Email To Friend Print Version
The Forum for African Educationalist (FAWE) Liberia Chapter in collaboration with the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) have completed the establishment of Mothers' Clubs and the distribution of US$15.000 as seed money to 15 communities.
The Clubs consisting of three hundred seventy- five women recently received US$15,000.00 as seed money towards starting and doing businesses to support their daughters' education in schools within their communities.
Speaking at the ceremony marking the setting up of the Mothers' Clubs and the distribution of the seed money, FAWE Secretary, Marinda Kromah, who also served as proxy for the FAWE National Coordinator, Winifred Deline, said the vision of the clubs was first introduced in the Gambia by FAWE. She added that UNICEF introduced the same vision in Liberia, later on.
Presenting the fund on behalf of FAWE and UNICEF, the Finance officer of FAWE, Ranoma Baysah admonished the mothers to seriously engage in businesses that will benefit their children.
To adequately prepare for the project, several activities including mobilization and sensitization on the importance of girls education, identification of mothers to set up mother clubs and holding a workshop on small business, were carried out.
The project being implemented in Bensonville, Careysburg, Kendeja, Banjour and Clay-Ashland in Montserrado County.
Other communities that are benefitiing from the package of FAWE Mother's Club and distribution of seed money include Condeh, Kongar, Borjah Todee, Sass Town, Mono, Gbah and Gbalazue in Bomi County.
The ceremony was graced by officials of government, including the ministers of Education, Gender and Development and UNMIL dignitaries.