Child rights advocate Sampson Johannesburg has called on Liberian women to take advantage of vocational skills training that would help to guarantee their future in the new Liberia.
Serving as keynote speaker at a program marking the graduation of over 50 women from the Young Women Empowerment Center (YWEC) in Monrovia, Johannesburg, who is also Chief Executive Officer of Child International Liberia, observed that empowering women in the new Liberia remains critical, if they must be on par with their male counterparts.
He noted that the advocacy for women equality will be meaningless if they fail to acquire the needed skills to enable them become competitive in the building of a vibrant Liberia.
Johannesburg challenged the graduates to utilize the knowledge acquired from the six-month skills training program to serve as good examples for their colleagues who are still roaming the streets doing nothing.
Thirty of the graduates were certificated as seamstresses, while the others were certificated in tie-dying, soap making, baking and catering, among others.