‘Child Molestation Dangerous for Liberia’s Future’

…Veep Boakai

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Guest speaker VP Boakai addressing the children, staff and parents of the school located on GSA Road

Vice President Joseph N. Boakai last Tuesday advised parents not to expose their children to people who are in the habit of destroying their children’s future.

V.P. Boakai’s advice came against the backdrop of the high rate of abuse against children that is being reported across the country.

VP Boakai said because children are the future leaders of Liberia, they need to be protected against any form of molestation and abuse.

The Vice President’s warning was delivered at a program marking the Aware International School’s Annual Day program on the GSA Road in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.

He observed that another protection parents could provide their children is to raise them in the best way that would enable them to play a meaningful leadership role in the country when they grow up.

The children performing during Aware International School’s annual day program

“You have to give the children enough opportunity to learn and to be able to contribute toward their own development and that of their communities,” the Vice President emphasized.

He said parents need to bring up their children so that they will learn how to appreciate each other no matter their status.

“Let us continue to teach our children good value so that when they grow up, they will never depart from it,” Mr. Boakai advised.

Madam Beena Gopinathan, principal of the school, said competitive quality education for Liberian children and those of other nationalities without any discrimination is the goal of her school.

In line with this goal, she said the school provides a secure, enabling and special learning environment for the children.

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