The Executive Director of the Bassa Women Development Association (BAWODA) has declared 2015 as a year for the women of Grand Baassa County to be studious and obtain quality education for better future.
Madam Martha Flanjay-Karnga made the statement when she gave her New Year’s message during a press conference at her office in Buchanan City recently.
Madam Flanjay-Karnga reiterated that if the women of Grand Baassa County obtain quality education, by learning how to read and write well, they will be able to teach their children at home after their children have returned from school.
Madam Flanjay-Karnga said while it is a need for the women of the county to obtain quality education, the government must re-enforce its adult literacy education program in the various districts and not only in the urban areas.
She pointed out that if educated the women will know their rights and social responsibilities, something she said will enable them to immensely contribute their individually and collectively contribute towards the socio-economic and infrastructural development of post war Liberia.
She commended her donors, including the Nyonblee Cares Foundation, the American-Jewish World Service, Concern Worldwide-Liberia, Search For Common Ground, and Action-Aids-Liveria among others, for supporting her association to empower women and girls by building their capacity through trainings for self-sustainability.
She mentioned that during the year under review ,the association has created awareness program about the danger and preventive measures against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the county.
She used the occasion to encourage citizens and residents of the county to regularly wash their hands with soap and clora and adhere to all the preventive measures instituted by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and other international partners.
She named other preventive measures as ‘stop shaking hands, touching bodies suspected of Ebola, and reminded them of the symptoms like vomiting, fever, red eyes, running stomach among others.