“It is good to make an impact in society, and to begin, you have to start as a true patriot,” Madam Browne stated. She urged the graduates to do more in order to make a tangible impact in society.
“Let your paper prove your worth as your reward will come later,”she stated. Serving as commencement Speaker at the 24th Graduation ceremony of the Liberia Opportunities and Industrialization Center(LOIC) on Friday, December 13, 2019, the NHA boss commended the graduates for embracing education but noted that they should do more in their future sojourn.
“Let it be the beginning of your success for more achievements in life,” she noted. Motivating the over 200 graduates, Madam Browne pointed out that it is through preparation and opportunity that brings success.
At the same time, the NHA head stressed the importance for young people to embrace the right pathway for life sustenance. She thanked the administration of the LOIC for helping to build the capacity of the young people and promised to help empower some of the graduates.
“If the youth are educated, but do not have a job to do, their education is useless, as such, it is time to create the necessary avenues and opportunities to help empower them,”she intoned.
She encouraged all Liberians to work harder and pray to God to ensure that the George Manneh Weah-led Government succeeds.
According to her, only through collectivity and united front, Liberia will move forward. Madam Browne frowned at people who are around the President and are not providing positive pieces of advice necessary to help develop the country for the better.
For her part, the National Executive Director of the LOIC, Madam Marie Kolenky, underscored the need to invest in the young people of Liberia.
According to her, the young people are the engine of growth, and therefore, they should be prioritized in society.
The LOIC boss pointed out that skills training opportunity is the bed rock to self-empowerment and should be supported to the core.
She then reiterated calls to national government and partners to provide adequate support tothe young people of Liberia in order for them to be marketable in society.
Madam Kolenky expressed fear that if nothing is done to help empower them, they-young people would be vulnerable and a burden to society.
Meanwhile, the 24th Graduation exercises of the LOIC saw over 200 young people graduating from the foundation of vocational education in Liberia-LOIC in various disciplines including: Auto Mechanics, Computer Science, Electricity, General Construction, Plumbing and Home Economics.
Others are: Refrigeration and Air Conditioner Repairs, Tailoring, Counseling and Small Enterprise Department.