We are pleased to invite you to view our latest AGALI video. As you know, the AGALI team was recently in Liberia for our 2012 advocacy training. We took the opportunity to visit one of our grantee’s projects while we were there. We were immediately both impressed and humbled by our visit at THINK’s Safe Home for Girls just outside of Monrovia. The need for advocacy is great in Liberia and the work our Fellows are doing on behalf of girls is powerful. We are so lucky to work with such amazing visionaries who fight for the rights of Liberia’s adolescent girls; equally as impressive are the girls themselves. This video highlights a conversation with one of the girls we met on our visit.
Everything Has a Time: Being a Girl in Liberia (7 min) tells the story of Oretha Yeagan, a 19 year old young woman from Liberia who dropped out of the 6th grade. About to graduate from AGALI grantee organization THINK’s Safe Home for Girls program, Oretha shares her experiences growing up a girl in war-torn Liberia, as well as her wisdom and her plans for the future.
Produced by staff of the Public Health Institute’s Adolescent Girls’ Advocacy & Leadership Initiative (AGALI), the film highlights the critical importance of educating girls and the striking power of one young woman’s voice.