- Six visually impaired students receive lap top computers from donations made possible by the Global Neighborhood Fund and the Santa Barbara Foundation. A School in Boston heard of the drive to get computers for Liberian students and donated 30 lap top computers to THINK for students and for THINK to start a computer literacy program.
- Global Fund For Children paid a field visit to THINK this quarter.
- International Day of the Girl Child 2016 Celebrated in a Special Way
In June 2016, 23 girls were selected from Public Schools that had Peace Corps teachers, the Advancing Youth Program of USAID, girls from Gbalatua Mission School, Bromley Mission School and Ricks Institute, and Touching Humanity In Need of Kindness (THINK), Inc. These girls had the opportunity to hold a Round Table Discussion with the American First Lady and tell her their stories personally. A Documentary was made of the daily lives of 5 of the girls, one of whom is from the UN Women/THINK Adolescent Girls Project of the JPAG in Bentol City, in the person of Janet Jackson, 17 years old of the Frank A Tolbert Jr.& Sr. High School. The other two girls are: Joletha Joe, 17 years old, also of the Frank A. Tolbert Jr. & Sr. High School and President of the Adolescent Girls group in Bentol and Alice N. Mulbah 19 years old, of the LEELA Girls Drop-In Center and THINK Rehabilitation and Empowerment Home.
The girls were briefed and prepared for the Round Table Discussion by Journalist, Isha Sesay of CNN and Freda Pinto moderated the session with the First Lady. For some of the girls, it was their first time riding an elevator at the Peace Corps headquarters.
As if that was not enough for an experience of a lifetime, we were notified by the Public Diplomacy Officer at the US Embassy, Monrovia, that Mrs. Obama invited the girls she met and who participated in the documentary to attend the Premier of the documentary, “We Will Rise”, at the White House in Washington, DC on October 11, 2016 “The International Day of the Girl Child 2016”. The 23 girls from Morocco and 23 girls from Liberia spent one week in Washington, DC as guests of Mrs. Obama.
All travel arrangements and travel documents were prepared and the girls passed their visa interviews on Friday, September 16, 2016. They left Liberia on October 7, 2016 and return on October 14, 2016.
The THINK Safe Homes received 25 children this quarter
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