A non-governmental organization known as the Thompson Development Alliance (TDA) has launched the 2022, edition of her Student Internship Program (SIP) in Salala District, Bong County.
The launch is the second phase of TDA’s SIP program with in the district .
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organization William Telebo Thompson , said the TDA was established in 2011 as a youth-driven movement that focuses on genuine development of young people in the County.
Mr. Thompson further noted that the TDA has ‘maintained the biggest scholarship scheme in Salala District from 2011 up to present
He said the best way to develop the country is to genuinely empower young people through academic advancement which will put them on the right path and trajectory as future leaders of the country.
Thompson added that the Student Internship Program (SIP) was organized to help disadvantaged youths who did not have money to attend various universities after high school. He explained that the SIP is also intended to create vacation jobs for less fortunate students in the country.
The Assistant Minister for Mines and Energy further explained that the TDA_SIP last year graduated 79 students with 10,000.00 Liberian dollars each deposited in their accounts.
“This year, the TDA has a total number of one hundred students from various high schools in the District. The monetary value of this year’s program is 1.5 million Liberian dollars”, Asst. Minister Thompson disclosed.
Serving as motivational speaker at the launched, a son of Bong County electoral district #4, Dr. Emmanuel Urey-Yarkpawolo told students that education has no end but it requires dedication , hard work and persistence.
he wants young people in Liberia keep the courage and keep pressing , adding that Liberia will get better soon