By: Staff Writer
The United Bong County Associations in the Americas (UBCAA) has launched an empowerment program for scores of women in Bong County.
The program will provide training for over 40 young women in tailoring within electoral district #7, Bong County.
Speaking Friday November 25, when he officially launched the program, Mr. Andrew G. Tehmeh described the program as a dream comes true for citizens of Sanoyea District. He then thanked the leadership of the UBCAA for initiating such a ‘life-changing’ opportunity in his district.
The revolutionary Sanoyea’s son promised to support the program to achieve its objective.
Also speaking, Bong County Electoral District #7 Representative, Joseph Papa Kolleh hailed UBCAA’s President Caimon Joe Kollie and his team for being sensitive to the plights of the ordinary Citizens in Bong County.
As a way of appreciating the program in his district, Rep. Kolleh promised to provide twenty thousand Liberian Dollars($20,000.00LD) monthly as token for trainers of the program.
The former Bong County Legislative Caucus Chairman also encouraged beneficiaries to attach importance to the program.
During the launched of the program, UBCAA Liberia Program’s Strategic Planning Manager, Charles Fernandez Kellen said the program is intended to give back to citizens of Bong County who cannot afford money to get such knowledge in the County.
Pictures From the Launching Program ( Photo Credit to UBCAA Media Team )
” The reason for us been here today is for all of us to come together and do something for our people who do not have money, and we want to get certain knowledge to change their lives positively”, Mr. Kellen said during the launch of the program.
He said the UBCAA is an organization that has come to provide life-changing opportunities for Bongese who do not have the means to pay for such knowledge.
The Bong County conscientious son told the gathering that the Association of Career Development, (ACD), a professional tailoring school based in Gbarnga is partnering with the UBCAA to train would-be beneficiaries of the tailoring program.
Mr. Kellen urged beneficiaries of the program to attach seriousness and take the program as their own, as they won’t be left empty-handed after the completion of the four months of training.
Meanwhile, beneficiaries of the tailoring program lauded UBCAA and promised to make maximum use of the program.
The launching of the HEDSTP brings to two the number of skill-training programs initiated by the UBCAA in Bong County.
A few months back, the UBCAA graduated over sixty young Bongese from its computer literacy training program in Gbarnga.
The launching of the Home and Economic Development Skill Training Program was held in Sanoyea Town, Electoral District #7, and was attended by scores of citizens including the district’s Representative, Joseph Papa Kolleh.
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