LIBERIA: Three Local NGOs Jointly Launched In Grand Cape Mount To Protect The Environment

By Amos Harris

A Place for the Children Foundation in collaboration with Safer Community Initiative of Liberia, and Budgit Liberia on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 launched jointly a self-initiative project for the children of Grand Cape Mount County at the Robertsport Centennial Memorial Hall under the theme, “Joint projects to protect the environment”.

This colorful program brought together dozens of citizens including officials of the county, a representative of the Place for the Children  Foundation, Jasper C. Taylor, jr  said the Place for the  Children Foundation is a Liberian-based NGO, aimed seeking the welfare of children, youth  group,  women  group and  adult.

Speaking further, Mr. Taylor told the gathering that his organization is in the country in other for his NGO to work in the overall interest of the community in helping to robustly build the capacity of residents in their respective community.

He told the citizens that his NGO is expected to begin series of capacities building in the area of soap making, waiving of country clothing, cocoa seeding Transplanting, vegetable farming, sowing among many others.

“We are impressed by the warm reception his team received during an initial stakeholder meeting for the project held in the town. Everyone including women, elders, men and youth came together and gave us the support, and based on that, I am convinced this project will be a success”.

According to Mr. Taylor, the program is about how community dwellers can help themselves by improving the livelihood including the promotion of education for every child and relieve them and their respective families from abject poverty among families, and further eradicate those vices that have plunged them such unbearable situation.

Meanwhile, UNDP Liberia, Small Grant Project National Coordinator, Samuel Boaikai encouraged the beneficiary of the project to take advantage of the opportunities provided by ensuring that it is successful.

“We encourage you to make use of this project what will benefit the community; this is not about   personal interest project” the small grant was provided by Global Environment Facility, (GEF) Projects is to  provide critical livelihood through UNDP, he said .

 For his part, the representative of Budgit –Liberia said the    goal is to provide citizens with budget data access in rural and urban communities, increasing their awareness of their right to access budget information and promoting their willingness to monitor projects.

  “We want to appreciate the United Nations development program for their continue to Budgit –Liberia” 

 Meanwhile, Founder and Executive Director of Safer Community Initiative of Liberia Clarence F. Wordsworth, speaking the program disclosed that this project will become more accountable and that the community also becomes more responsible for achieving the developmental goals.

He said vulnerable groups in the community will also get a chance to express their concerns and give their perspective on programme implementation, according to the Community Safety Initiative official.

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