Benefit dinner to focus on education amongst youth in Liberia

By Claire Silcox |

The African Student Union will be hosting a benefit dinner for YesLiberia.

“YesLiberia is an organization that focuses on the education of young men and women in the country of Liberia.,” said Jide Oyedeii, the president of ASU. “The organization is known for sending young children to school to further their education and empower them.”

Oyedeji pointed out that the purpose of the benefit dinner is to raise money for the charity.

YesLiberia is currently focusing on giving young Liberian women an education. They are taking into consideration that men in Liberia already have an advantage over the women.

The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 with a goal of raising $5,000. Departments can buy tables for $300, and all are welcome to donate.

“Our mission is to empower young people through meaningful service learning opportunities in education, healthcare, and technology,” said the YesLiberia mission statement webpage. “We do this through strategic partnerships and learning models to utilize existing youth habits and uphold societal values in the communities we work.”

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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.