The youth and student communities of Marshall City, Margibi County have all reasons to laugh because they are soon to get the first multi-purpose project implemented in the area.
Over the weekend, a group under the banner “The World of Life Fellowship Liberia” broke ground for the construction of a center that will be used for learning purposes among others. The project according to information is valued at a little over three million United States dollars (US$3m) and it is expected to commence early March of 2019.
The executive director of the Organization in Liberia, Rev. David Kiamu in an interview with this The Monrovia Times following the groundbreaking ceremony in Marshall City said the project is intended to provide opportunity for Liberian youths to acquire vocational and technical skills that will enable them make a living for themselves rather than begging in the streets and picking pockets.
“We just want to help kids learn something that they can make money from” Rev. Kaimu narrated. He disclosed that the facility will be used as a vocational institution and a campsite for students, especially during holidays.
Rev. Kaimu said the facility will contain an academic center, trade school, hotel, boys and girls dormitories and sports pitches indicating that it will be a first-class youth center in Liberia.
According to him, students that will enroll at the institution will be offered technical and vocational skills in the areas of plumbing, electricity, carpentry, air conditioning and refrigeration among others.
Rev. Kaimu revealed the institution will run its program every 2-year and it might enroll 300 students as per the two years period. He said at the institution the young people of Liberia will be taught to be employers and not to be employees.
The World of Life Fellowship Liberia executive director told newsmen that the project is one of several centers the Organization might have in Liberia. When asked about the sources of funding, Rev. Kaimu said God is providing money through people he has a relationship with especially friends, brothers and sisters in Christ who believe in him. “They will give me money believing that they trust me to do what I say I will and we have a track record of during that,” he said.
He called on community leaders; the young people and the student community to get involved and be able to volunteer their services terming it as some of the ways the project can be sustained.
For his part, Margibi County Senator, Oscar A. Cooper thanked the World of Life Fellowship Liberia’s family for the initiative. The Senator said it is important to instill discipline in the young people and give them the love of the Lord.
The Margibi Lawmaker said there is a lot of work that is needed to be done with the young people and he believes that the Organization can transform the lives of the young people of Liberia.
He, at the same time, pledged ten thousand United States dollars as his contribution towards the initiative terming it as welcoming.