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SOS Villages Liberia Wants Families Strengthened

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MONROVIA: As the SOS Villages in Liberia supports other international organizations around the world to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the International Families Day, the National Director, SOS Villages in Liberia, Mr. Prosper Ndione, has called for urgent actions to strengthen families in the country.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly founded the International Day of Families to highlight the challenges families’ face, to promote togetherness, among other things.

It is important to use days like these to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

The colorful event was proclaimed by Lieutenant Governor, Helen Henley, on the advice of her premier, Don Getty.

Premier Getty said that it was important for Albertans to spend time with their families, and that this holiday would emphasize the importance of family values.

Speaking at the program marking the celebration of the event, the National Director SOS Villages in Liberia Mr. Prosper Ndione said, SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia stands firm in its advocacy for stronger families.

The world observed the day under the theme: “Strengthen Families for a sustainable future.”

In the face of ongoing challenges imparting families stability, the SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia urges immediate and robust actions from national government entities and stakeholders to fortify the foundation of the society, the families unit.

Director Ndione stressed that the well-being, protection and the development of children hinge on the strength and resilience of their families.

The International Families Day is not just a symbolic observance but, it is also a call to action declared by the world body.

We cannot afford to overlook the critical role of families in shaping the future of the children because it is imperative that we prioritize investment in strong social and child protection system, the Director pointed out.

He underscored the need to ensure that families receive the necessary support and resources,” he said.

According to him, the SOS Children’s Villages in Liberia emphasize the need for tangible measures including comprehensive family support programs that offer holistic support to families that will address their economic, social and emotional needs.

The SOS villages Liberia Boss further underscored the need for the prevention of family’s separation that will strengthen initiatives that will prevent unnecessary separation of children from their families and promote family reunification where feasible.

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