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President Sirleaf Challenges JVTC Graduates to Help Transform Liberia
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President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf


President Sirleaf Challenges JVTC Graduates to Help Transform Liberia
MONROVIA, October 31 (LINA)-President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said transforming villages and towns across the country remains critical to the development of urban areas.

She believes providing basic skills training for people in rural Liberia will help decrease the hardship citizens encounter in urban and rural communities.

President Sirleaf made the observation on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the first graduation circle of the Julijuah Vocational Training Center in Bomi County. 

The Liberian leader said whenever she tours Liberia, she observes that there are too many kids that are naked or in “just any kind of clothes,” noting that the Julijuah Vocational Training Center seeks to address such problem.

The Liberian leader, among other things, wants such empowerment to particularly target rural women, girls and young people to improve their wellbeing and that of their families.

She challenged rural inhabitants to take serious the skills acquired and use them for the betterment of their families and Liberia.

She noted that the program is meant for the graduates to start sewing school uniforms and clothes so that all the children in Tehr and Clay Districts as far as Sinje will be able to have uniforms and clothes.

President Sirleaf encouraged the graduates to go into the communities and form cooperatives to produce clothes.

She commended Representative Snowe for his contributions to Tehr District and Bomi County as a whole, and called on citizens of Bomi County to embrace those who bring development to them to improve their conditions.

The Liberian leader also extolled the Ministry of Youth and Sports for its commitment and loyalty to vocational training of Liberians.

Also making remarks, Youth and Sports Minister Saah N’tow commended President Sirleaf for her support to the school and thanked the students for sacrificing to stay in school.

The Julijuah Vocational Training Center (JVTC) is  supervised by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. 

A class of 11 males and 45 females were the first graduates on Sunday from JVTC which is directly sponsored by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

JVTC is located in Julijuah Town, Julijuah clan, Tehr District, Bomi County. The JVTC offers training in tailoring and was established by the Government of Liberia on October 18, 2015, bringing students from 10 towns and villages in Bomi County. JVTC was designed to offer short-term training in tailoring, with special attention to rural


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