Ernerst D. Jallah A child right advocate has said that there is a need for the Government of Liberia to put the well-being of children on the top of its priority lists.Ernest Duku Jallah, 21, who is an activist for quality education said that child labor and abuse, equal and quality education for every Liberian child are some challenges affecting Liberian children that citizens must demand from the Government of Liberia to address.Some participants at the Day of African Child program“It is our right to demand the government to enact actions to defeat child labor and abuse. It is our right to demand that children of our country receive the quality education needed to make their lives successful,” said Jallah. “Our girls should not have reasons to trade their womanhood for survival. They must have an opportunity to choose between options for livelihood. We must present all of our children the same and equal opportunities to make their lives better.”Jallah served as a keynote speaker at a one-day commemoration program of the Day of African Child. The one-day event took place in Paynesville and it was organized by the Youth for Sustainable Development Initiative.Earlier, Ekies Divine who made a special statement on behalf of Liberian children recommended that the Government of Liberia engage its partners and local organizations to conduct combined actions to ensure the realization of child rights at all times.“I encourage African leaders to take the situation surrounding the violation of child rights seriously and take appropriate measures to ensure their well-being. It is important to know that creating awareness on children’s rights is essential,” Ekies stressed. “There is a need to draw attention to the situation of those who are particularly vulnerable to every form of violence.”The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991 when it was first initiated by the Organization of African Unity, now African Union. The day honors those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day. It also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The Paris Saint-Germain striker has not played since February, but knows that soccer-mad Brazil hopes he is fit to lead their team to glory in the World Cup.“I know that people are a little anxious, but nobody more than me, nobody is as nervous about my comeback and nobody is more scared than me,” Neymar told Brazilian station TV Globo.The world’s most expensive player was injured on February 25 playing for PSG against Marseille in the French league.The 26-year-old striker underwent surgery on a bone in his right foot in Brazil at the start of Match and has since dedicated himself to preparing for the World Cup.“It’s a very difficult time, right? I think it’s one of the most difficult I’ve ever had, because I’m very close to a dream I have, which is the World Cup,” said Neymar, who broke a bone in his neck in the quarterfinals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and missed the semifinal, which the hosts lost, 7-1, to Germany.“Thank God I have this further opportunity, this further chance, to try to be a world champion for my country, which is a dream that I have had since childhood,” Neymar said. “It is my goal. I hope it is my cup.”Neymar was on Tuesday included in the 23-man provisional Brazilian squad for the World Cup which starts in Russia on June 14. Brazil are aiming to add a sixth star on their shirts.Neymar resumed training with PSG last Sunday. If he is to gain match practice before the World Cup his chances will come in warm-up games against Croatia in Liverpool on June 3 and against Austria in Vienna three days later.Brazil kick off their World Cup against Switzerland in Rostov on June 17. Their group also includes Costa Rica and Serbia.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Neymar sported a Brazilian look when he went to the French football awards where he was named best player in France. © AFP/File / FRANCK FIFESAO PAULO, Brazil, May 16 – As Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, battles to be fit for Brazil’s World Cup campaign, he is aware of the pressure.“Nobody is as scared as me,” he said on Tuesday.