(L-R): VP Boakai giving MGCSP Cassel a Certificate of Honor as some of the graduates look on

‘Do Not Settle for Mediocrity’

“In your performance do not settle for mediocrity, for this world is increasingly becoming competitive. What is modern today may so quickly become obsolete by daybreak tomorrow,” Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai cautioned 518 individuals who graduated from the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) Round 4 over the weekend in Monrovia.

VP Boakai told the graduates to consider their learning as a privilege, which they should cherish rather than letting it become out of date by failing to apply the best or average of what they learned over the years.

Mr. Gblorso (R) addressing the women who were eager to learn more about the Protocol.

Oxfam Educates Women’s Group on Maputo Protocol

Several women’s groups in Liberia, including the National Empowerment Program for Women (NEP) and Rural Women of Margibi County (RWMC), have called on the government to implement the Maputo Protocol, which aims to strengthen the rights of women in the country.

Oxfam Gender Justice Coordinator Adolphus Gblorso spoke at a two day workshop organized by Oxfam GB over the weekend. He said the event was also intended to educate women on the significance of the Maputo Protocol for it to gain enough momentum so that government will implement it for the benefit of Liberians.

Shalom graduates admonished to engage in activities that empower them.

Shalom Graduates 109 in Skills Training

Shalom, a non-governmental organization, has graduated 106 young women and three boys, who have completed a six month specialized training in cosmetology, hospitality, soap-making and pastry making in Montserrado County.

The ceremony held in New Kru Town recently, brought together hundreds of parents, friends and well-wishers of the graduates. The graduation was sponsored by UNICEF as a way of contributing to the empowerment of girls in the country.

Bishop Marsh (far right) with some members of the Mediating Committee, presenting the NTAL resolution.

MOE Disrespected NTAL

The Ministry of Education (MOE) did not show respect for the National Teachers Association of Liberia (NTAL) and other stakeholders when it outsourced a portion of the country’s education to partners, according to the President of the National Christian Council of Liberia (NCCL).


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