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A young Liberian Afro Designer calls on Philanthropist in Liberia and the Diaspora to support her arts  
By Prince J.C. Morris ( pmorris@selnanews.com )

Harper, Maryland - A young and talented Liberian lady named Aaronic Gitayee, founder and proprietress of the Aaronic Afro Design Center a local business in Harper, is calling on Philanthropists in Liberia and abroad to assist her with fundings to improve her business.

In an interview with SELNA Times, Ms. Gitayee explained how she started her businesses and underscored the need for well-meaning Liberians and foreign nationals to support her business for maximum productivity. "I started  the business because I admired women in the African movies. The design of their bags, shoes and  jewelries are so attractive and so I got inspired and I felt I could do the same". Stated the youthful talent.

When quizzed about her productions so far, Ms. Gitayee told SELNA Times that her first production was criticized by her family members and peers because it was ugly. However, she never lost sight of her dream to become a young African designer. "After my first production was criticized, two things came to my mind; 1) I was felt hurt and 2) I became motivated, and I could improve on the quality of my production". Ms. Gitayee recalled. So far, Aaronic Afro Design Center has produced several items including bags, earrings, shoes, wristbands, necklaces, rings, among others.

Ms. Gitayee is a Freshman student in the College of Health Sciences at William V.S. Tubman University, majoring in Public Health. She is also a Health reporter for Voice of Truth FM, a local community radio in Pleebo City, Maryland County.

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Phone - (+231) 886.836.703

East Harper, Maryland County

Republic of Liberia