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15,000 Youths To Benefit From “Opportunity Project” Under LACE
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Executive Director of LACE, Julius K. Sele


15,000 Youths To Benefit From “Opportunity Project” Under LACE
By Chiedi E. Nyenmoh

MONROVIA, January 9 (LINA) –The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment (LACE) and its partners have designed an “opportunity project” to improve income-generation of about 15,000 youths across the 15 political sub-divisions of the country.

The Executive Director of LACE, Julius K. Sele, who made the disclosure Monday on the UNMIL “Coffee Break” radio program, said the project will also strengthen government’s capacity to design a system that will allow the implementation of a “full social cash project” to benefit vulnerable groups.

According to Sele, the project is divided into four components, with the first supporting job relevance employment program implemented in Monrovia that will benefit 2,000 young people.

He stated that the second component will provide household enterprise development for 3,000 youths wanting to start small businesses but cannot do so due to lack of capital, adding that LACE will give them small cash to start their businesses.

He pointed out that under the third component, productive public work targeting 10,000 young people between ages 18-35 will be provided in all the 15 counties, adding that they will be working with local authorities in the counties.

Sele noted that the fourth component is a social cash project under the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection which targets specific people in different parts of the country.

According to him, qualification criteria include “vulnerable youth between ages 15-17 whether or not they are in school and are preparing for employment with the desire to benefit from the job market.

He added those between ages 18-35, who are interested in establishing household enterprises, and those who are currently involved in the household enterprise, LACE will work with them to push them forward.


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