LIBERIA: Over 60 Adolescent Girls In Cape Mount To Benefit From Life Skills Training

TIENII TOWN, July 3 (LINA) – Over 60 adolescent girls in Tewor District, Grand Cape Mount County are expected to benefit from a six-month training in various skills.

The training, which will be held in Tienii Town, Tewor District, will be conducted by the group Promoting Public and Social Development Program in Health (PPSDPH) with funding from the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA).

The adolescent girls, who have already been selected, come from various communities in Tewor District, Grand Cape Mount County.

Making the disclosure in Tienii Town at the weekend during a stakeholders meeting with the District leadership, the Executive Director of PPSDPH, Madam Quenie K. Nah, said the project is intended to provide skills training for adolescent girls to become productive members of the communities in which they live.

According to Executive Director Nah, the training will kick off this week aiming to provide professional knowledge in Safe Menstrual Hygiene Practices, Embroidery, Sandals Production and Baking, among others.

Madam Nah said her entity has already secured the funding from the Ministry of Youth and Sports and UNFPA for the six-month training.

“We conducted similar training in Sinje Town, Garwular District with 75 trainees and we had a very positive outcome; so we take the courage from the Garwula District training,” Madam Nah disclosed.

She intimated that the Government of Liberia is also keen in ensuring that adolescent girls in the country add skills to their formal education which, she said, will provide an alternative for them to seek job opportunities.

Madam Nah indicated that the trainers are already in the county and are prepared to kick-start the exercise.

Also speaking during the meeting, the Commissioner of Tewor District, Haji Jaleibah lauded PPSDPH for bringing the initiative to the District.

He encouraged the students to take advantage of the opportunity provided them by the group, noting that there are people who are graduating from high school that do not have jobs to do, and that the training will help participants to be self-employed.

Commissioner Jaleibah warned the students against misusing the opportunity, noting that people have the tendency of paying less interest to such gesture, particularly when it is government and donor funded.

For their part, the prospective beneficiaries expressed enthusiasm about the project, assuring the facilitators that they are in full readiness to acquire the necessary training.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.