Monrovia: At jammed pack program organized by Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard Taylor to enable a Nigerian Prelate Rev. Mother Esther Ajai make a donation of over $270,000USD in cash and kind to several disable organizations including institutions working to advance Peace and Security in Liberia, Liberia Crusaders for Peace received a $20,000USD boost to advance their work.
The Crusaders for Peace, a cultural and peace stunned organization was amongst institutions including the Group of 77, the Antoinette Tubman Cheshire Home for Disabled Children, among others receiving the Nigerian Prelate gesture to improve the livelihood of the citizenry.
According to Ambassador Julie Endee, the donation meant a lot for the growth and development of the crusaders for Peace cultural village which is currently under construction.
“Firstly I am grateful to God with a very humble spirit, it might sound like a 20,000 dollars but for me it is called talk and do, when Rev. Mot Esther Ajai came here to Liberia two months ago, the VP introduced her to me later did I know I met her in Hollywood where we received international awards together and during her visit here pledged her support to our work little by little to achieve our dreams”.
The Cultural Village, when completed will play host to numerous cultural and arts activities intended to boost Liberia’s culture through educative means. Amb. Endee disclosed that the village currently needs $1.8million dollars to be fully completed.
She stated that the $20,000USD donation will be used to speed up works on the village; couple with the organization’s raffle draw to enable the theatre usage which she said would generate more money for its completion.
“When people ask me Julie when the village will be completed I usually laugh and tell them it will take time because there is no source of funding to get work done, often times I take money from my performance and get donations to do the village construction project”.
Ambassador Endee lauded Rev. Mother Ajai for the donation and promised rigorous work and transformation in the coming months to ensure that cultural arts are exhibited, “in one month time I want you to go and see the level of work done at the village project.
She called on the government of Liberia to support the Crusaders for peace through budgetary allocations in ensuring that cultural and artwork move forward
“Even government has been supportive of our works through security and the platforms to perform but equally I have been supportive of the government’s pro-poor agenda.
Amb. Endee further disclosed that the Crusaders for Peace is expected to tour the counties soon with the launching of her albums to promote Peace and Reconciliation throughout Liberia which she reechoed the need for Liberians to support the initiative.
She echoed the need for Liberians to remain united in the cause of promoting development and sustaining the peace,
“There’s strength in unity, let us maintain the peace, lets come together, love ourselves, promote our own in showcasing what we have and others will appreciate it”, the Liberia Crusaders for Peace boss ended.
Rev. Mother Esther Ajai is currently on a three working day visit to Liberia to aid the country in its growth and development through reaching out to the disabled community, strengthening through funding. As part of her visit, she donated two buses and a mini-van to the disabled community.
Rev Mot Ajai indicated that Liberia has prospects for greater development but there is a need for unity and peace to prevail throughout the land.