Friday, November 28, 2008

Ma Ellen Hits 70 With the Youths!!!

October 27, 2008

What could be a more perfect way of kicking 7o years old than spending it youthfully? October 27, 2008 marked the 70th birth anniversary of Africa’s first female president, Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf which also coincided with the National Youth Day celebration.
Youths from all walks of life poured into the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium on the ground floor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to celebrate Ma Ellen’s special day. The activities included a debate competition between several High School students on the topic “Who’s Responsible for Corruption: Society or Family?” It was a thrilling debate amongst the young people, as various views were given on who’s to blame for the cancerous act. Thereafter, there was launched the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Academic Excellence Competition, with the pilot match between the St. Teresa’s Convent and William V. S. Tubman High School, which ended at a score of 80- 30 in favor of W. V. S. Tubman High School.

But the “Let’s Talk About Sex” co-hosts also used the occasion to talk to their peers about the show, and how young people can help in curbing the high rates of HIV/AIDS and teenage pregnancy.

Thinking that they were about to share a the news of a show that was a novelty to young people, the hosts were shocked when the hall became enraptured in the hip-hop-styled euphony of the Salt and Pepa “Let’s Talk About Sex” song that has become the show’s theme song. “Ahn Hann… let’s talk about sex, babe!” the students sang, bobbing their heads and giggling. No one knew that within so short a time, the show has such huge following!

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