Hon. Cochrane-Dyet (British Ambassador)
The Association for the Advancement of Liberian Girls
Founder, Stephanie Duncan
Global Giving Foundation Report
February 1, 2014
Liberian Girls Reading Room Project
Thanks to the generous support of the British Embassy in Liberia, Brussels Airlines, Cachelle Creative Arts Center and countless other supporters, we were able to open another reading room in the heart of Monrovia (Liberia’s capital city).
The launching ceremony of “Monahdee’s Clubhouse Adventures” took place on January 27, 2014. In attendance were Hon. Fergus Cochrane-Dyet (British Ambassador), Hon. Frederic Vloeberghs (Brussels Airlines and Honorary Consul of Belgium, Mrs. Shoana Clarke Solomon (Founder and Executive Director of Cachelle Ink International), Monahdee (Mrs. Clarke Solomon’s daughter and the inspiration for this reading room), some of our individual donors, and member of the press.
Thanks to donors like you and the Global Giving Foundation, AALG is able to create accessible children reading rooms (mini libraries) positively impacting our communities. Our children reading rooms provides free access to books, magazines, videos, audios, and music, internet resources and a wide range of recreational and social activities. Today more of our children are experiencing the joy of reading. Our activities include reading workshops, tutoring, board games, and roundtable discussions with the children. To date, we have two (2) reading rooms in Monrovia.
AALG has partnered with the Mayor of Paynesville (a city located next to Monrovia), Madam Cyvette Gibson, to create Community Champions for Children. This initiative is an opportunity to create monthly educational and fun events for children. Our first event was scheduled for January 18th 2014 (a children’s fair). Unfortunately, due to poor sponsorship we had to postpone the fair to December 2014. We have created smaller events for example our next scheduled movie night February 7, 2014. We are asking local businesses to provide gifts in kind for these smaller events.
December 6th, 2013, Mr. Leon Mensah (Vice President American Division of AXA Advisors) celebrating his promotion at Dominion Valley Country Club, VA with a special fundraiser with proceeds going to AALG. According to AXA, they will make a donation with proceeds through our Global Giving website.
As always, thanks to our AWESOME sponsors and donors.
- Global Giving Foundation
- The Donors that have made contributions via GlobalGiving.Org
- Mayor Cyvette Gibson (City of Paynesville)
- Hon. Fergus Cochrane-Dyet (British Ambassador)
- Hon. Frederic Vloeberghs (Brussels Airlines and Honorary Consul of Belgium)
- Mrs. Shoana Clarke Solomon (Founder and Executive Director of Cachelle Ink International) & Monahdee (Mrs. Clarke Solomon’s daughter and the inspiration for this reading room),
- Ms. Boo Brewer (Delta Airlines)
- Mr. O. Natty B. Davis
- Mr. Emery Dennis
- The Liberian Daily Observer (the Nation’s most trusted newspaper)
- Nubian 96.7FM
- Cellcom Telecommunication
- Donors in Liberia
- Terra Cotta Restaurant (Liberia)
A BIRTHDAY WISH! FB MSG
I am so thankful for another year (Feb. 1st is my birthday)… Anyone who truly knows me knows I really love my birthdays. Instead of gifts, I am asking each of you to please make a donation to an AWESOME organization, The Association for the Advancement of Liberian Girls (www.liberiangirls.org). AALG is a Global Giving Foundation partner (tax deductible). We are building children’s reading room, mentoring young girls, and creating sexual exploitation awareness in Liberia.
Thanks a MILLION. Xoxoxoxo
Stephanie SalaMartu Duncan, founder of AALG
Girls Who Read ROCK!