First Lady Launches She’s You Reading Program -Encourages Students to Prioritize Reading

By: Anthony Q. Jiffan, Jr

MONROVIA – First Lady Clar Marie Weah on Wednesday, October 27, 2022 launched the “She’s You Reading Program” under her flagship program the She’s You Movement along with the Vice President Mrs. Jewel Howard Taylor which was initiated in 2019 on the grounds of the Executive Mansion, Capitol Hill, Monrovia

Speaking to students from six different schools at the gathering, Ambassador Clar Marie Weah said the She’s You Reading Program is an initiative under the education pillar of the She’s You Movement.

According to her the Movement was launched in June 2019 to improve the lives of women, girls and children for a better and prosperous Liberia. She noted that through her She’s You Reading Program, she endeavors to address issues surrounding patriotism and the culture of reading in the Country.

The First Lady indicated that the initiative is set to achieve the objectives which are to Promote, encourage and sustain the culture of reading among students, help students develop patriotism from a very early age, educate students about the functioning of government and its responsibilities and to collaborate with the Ministry of Education and partners to provide reading materials to schools across the country.

During the launching ceremony, the First Lady and  the Vice President shared their individual experiences with the students, a moment which was seen as inspiring and motivating to the students in attendance. 

At least fifty fourth grade students from six public and private schools which include Frank M. Reid Memorial School, Soltiamon Christian School System, A Glenn Tubman Elementary School, Mary Lauren Browne School of Excellence, AME School System among others were in attendance.

For her part, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor thanked the First Lady for the initiative and told the kids to take reading as a priority through their educational journey.

Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor noted that reading is one of the most important and quick ways that enables students to get better understanding of their lessons.

She indicated that during her childhood days, she had love for family books and other books that talked more about love and care for each other.

The kids were given the opportunity to interact with President George Weah, Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor and the First Lady through questions and answers as well as reading the Liberian civics book.

The program was graced by several diplomats and government officials including Education Minister, Professor D. Ansu Sonii.

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