LIBERIA: MCSS To Celebrate International Girl Day

The Monrovia Consolidated School System MCSS, in collaboration with Plan International-Liberia, is expected to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, on October 11, 2022.

On September 21, 2022, the Superintendent of the Monrovia Consolidated School System MCSS, Hon. Isaac Saye-Lakpoh Zawolo, acknowledged receipt of a communication dated September 16, 2022, from Plan International-Liberia, requesting the MCSS to support this year’s “International Day of the Girl Child”, under the theme: “Girls Take-over”, by allowing a girl to symbolically takeover the office of the superintendent of the MCSS, on October 11, 2022.

In response to the communication, addressed to the Country Director, madam Miriam Murray, Superintendent Zawolo, agreed to collaborate with the organization to commemorate the “International Day of the Girl Child”.

Superintendent Zawolo, however, expressed some concerns about report of violations and abuses of the rights of girls in Liberia, and the world, including, threats to their safety, and barriers to their rights to education.

He has therefore, committed the MCSS to preserve and build on the political, economic, and social achievements of the Liberian government, by ensuring that the rights of girls are respected.

The IDG was adopted in December 11, by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 66/170, declaring October 11, of each year as an international Day of the Girl Child. The aim of the IDG is basically to promote girls human rights, highlight gender inequalities, and address other forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world.

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