The activities, with emphasis on information access, is the first of its kind and the history of “LIS” and brought together over twenty participants in the Logan Town, District #15 Montserrado County.
Speaking at the opening of the program was the Project Officer of WONGOSOL, Madam Nora B. Neufville, who stressed the importance of female participation into access to information across the globe and Liberia in general.
According to her, women have a cardinal role to play in society and the right for them to be adequately informed about issues cannot be over emphasized.
Madam Neufville historicized that women over the period did not show interest in access to information related issues, something among others things, prompted the swift intervention of “WONGOSOL” to engage into series of capacity building and other programs to have them adequately get on top of their game for future national and international programs, including activities.
She pledged her institution’s continued commitment to building the skills of women related group as well as empowering them for the common good of the society.
She commended the Carter Center for its bold step as well as providing support to the program since its introduction on September 16, 2010.
Also speaking at the program was the Executive Director of the LAS, MadamPatricia Logan, who lauded the efforts of “WONGOSOL’ to her institution.
She assured the women group that the knowledge her members acquired will be positively utilized in the interest of her organization and the country at large.
She said her institution remains open and available to other developmental activities of the country.
Training, she stated, is a cardinal instrument to the growth and empowerment of anybody, as such, she urged “WONGOSOL” to continue said training with her members in order to help transform the sector for the better.
Meanwhile, one of the facilitators and Project Assistant of “WONGOSOL”, Madam MunahKie Kelly, encouraged the potential young women of “L AS” to aspire for higher heights, remain focused and to as well be practical in the knowledge they got to help make a meaningful impact in society.
Access to information in Liberia has been a huge challenge even to the media as not much information has been tangibly provided to the public on the utilization of said cardinal legal instrument.
However, with the knowledge acquired by members of the LAS, it is hoped that in their sector, they can begin through their daily operations and activities, respectively to change the course for the better.