Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Celebrates 5th Anniversary


The Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa (GPFA) will today begin the celebration of its fifth birth anniversary in Monrovia.

The event, which is expected to run from today, February 16, to Saturday February 18, is expected to bring together Liberians from diverse backgrounds including renowned activist Etweda Cooper, the student community and Ghanaian author/activist, Ama Ata Aidoo.

GPFA’s founder and president, Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee, told the Daily Observer that the foundation’s fifth anniversary celebration aims to adore the goodness of God and to appreciate those who have been supportive under the years in review.

“Winning the Nobel Peace Prize was a great joy for me, but coming back home to work for my continent is even a greater joy,” Madam Gbowee said.

She added that a feminist lecture series entitled “Herstory” will today be held from 6: p.m. to 9 p.m. at a Bella Cassa Hotel in Sinkor with the objective to afford students and other readers of ‘Dilemma of the Ghost’ (an inspiring novel from Ghana) to interact with and learn from its author, Ama Ata Aidoo.

“Day two of the event constitute dinner and dance, and will be held beginning at 7p.m. at the Monrovia City Hall with the objective to raise US$50,000 for the foundation’s scholarship program, which will focus on the disabled community,” Madam Gbowee said.

The Nobel Peace Laureate further noted that the anniversary’s celebration will climax on Saturday with a “Breakfast Walk and Talk” at 7a.m at Musu Spot in Congo Town, outside Monrovia.


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