Liberia: ‘Shalom’ Empowers 375 Non-Skilled Youths
SHALOM – Non-governmental Organization is currently providing vocational skill training to over 375 young people from two of Liberia’s poverty striking communities, West Point and New Kru Town respectively.
Those two communities are part of the ‘Let Us Learn Program’ implemented by ‘Shalom’ with support from UNICEF Liberia.
The Program is primarily designed to help young people earn income from vocational skills training and livelihood program such as Pastry, Cosmetology, Tailoring and Hospitality among others in the country.
According to the survey by SHALOM, the highlighted communities are among the highest populations of vulnerable Adolescents in Liberia, with no hope for tomorrow.
Speaking to The Monrovia Times recently, SHALOM’s Advocacy Officer, Jutomue Doetien indicated the institution’s desire to continuously empower vulnerable adolescents in Liberia for sustainability and survival.
He added that SHALOM has also trained the targeted youths in Leadership and Advocacy as a backing to the many skills they are acquiring from SHALOM through UNICEF-Liberia.
Doetein is at the same time appealing to UNICEF-LIBERIA to continue the program while lauding their efforts and support to the youthful community of Liberia.
“It was important that the program is extended to other parts of the country so as to save other vulnerable young people who are abandoned by society.”
He further cautioned the beneficiaries to utilize the skills acquired in order to improve their livelihood.
“We do appeal to our beneficiaries to put in all their best in the program in other to realize a sustainable empowerment”
Shalom is as an organization registered under the laws of the Republic of Liberia as a community-based welfare organization involved in health and non-health related development programs since 2011 and aims to improve the lives of poor people.