Those admitted at the vocational training center include: Jackie Manigan, Angeline T. Anderson, Catherine Urey, Sartee Bropleh and Princenel Wea. These students are provided a full scholarship including uniforms, which cost US$35 each.
Speaking at a special program held at the MYS at the weekend in Paynesville, outside Monrovia, Youth and Sports Minister, Mr. D. Zeogar Wilson, said the initiative is in fulfillment of a promise by him at the 3rd family reunion exercise of the Destiny Recovery Program held at the Redeemed Church of God in Neezoe, Paynesville.
The Destiny Recovery Program was organized in August 2018 by Pastor Jerry W. Saway, and 40 At Risk Youths (Zogos) were reunited with their families and their various communities on March 10, 2019. It is a program that is transforming young people, especially the zoegos through the gospel.
As part of its contribution, the Ministry of Youth and Sports in partnership with the Destiny Recovery Program rehabilitated more than zoegos, street sellers, car loaders during the 3rd Reunion Exercise, thus giving them the opportunity to have a second chance in life.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports is also working with the organization to ensure the youths are properly placed in terms of acquiring training and jobs placement.
“The need to get young people empowered regardless of their status in society cannot be overly emphasized. As ascribed to them through societal bidding, the youth are the future leaders but on the contrary if they are not adequately prepared, they cannot be future leaders. Therefore, the future begins now when young people can be provided the opportunities to get themselves empowered thereby improving their self-developments and contributing positively to society,” Minister Wilson added.
In a related development, one of the transformed zoegos in person of Mohamed Sheriff has been immediately employed at the Ministry of Youth and Sport following directive of Minister Wilson.
Sheriff will now teach tailoring at BDOTC and earn a monthly salary of L$10,000.