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August 24, 2016 - August 24, 2020
CHRAD holds Liberian’s Republic Day (Flag Day) /August 24
In July 1847, the Liberian Declaration of Independence was adopted, announcing the independence of Liberia from the United States. Just over a month later, the national flag of Liberia was adopted.
Despite having declared independence from the United States, the spilt wasn’t that acrimonious as the Liberian flag is clearly based on the flag of the United States.
The National Flag was designed and produced by a committee of seven ladies led by Mrs. Susannah Lewis. (The flag of the United States was also designed by a woman, Betsy Ross of Philadelphia.)
The flag has 11 horizontal red stripes representing the 11 men who signed the Liberian Declaration of Independence.
The single star represents the freedom that formed the basis of Liberia and should shine forth across the rest of Africa. To an extent, this proved to true as Liberia was never ruled by a European colonial power unlike all its neighbours in the rest of West Africa…
On August 24, 2020, we intend to organize a program for the former Liberian Refugee children at the Buduburam Refugee Settlement, Gomoa East District, Central Region, Ghana.
The objectives of this program are to:
- to instill a sense of nationalism in the minds and hearts of the young children to learn to love their country above all else.
- to let the children understand the significance of the Flag Day (Republic Day) to all Liberians
- to stir a sense of eager and willingness among thee young children up well-nurtured with believe and declaration that, they are Liberians and owe its responsibility to meaningfully contribute to it development.
A budget of Fifteen Thousand United States of American Dollars (US$15,000) has been set to cater for an estimated 1,000 children and young adults.