MONROVIA-Just A Girl Initiatives over the weekend graduated the first batch of beneficiaries from its skills training program in the Mount Barclay Community.
This comes following the completion of 6 months of intensive training in the areas of tailoring, interior decoration, catering, and pastry.
Just a Girl Initiative is a not-for-profit organization that was established in late 2014 by a Liberian journalist, Evelyn KpadehSeagbeh; with the mission of advocating and providing empowerment opportunities for girls and women to enable them to live productively.
In 2022, Just A Girl extended its tuition-free vocational program to Mount Barclay following a request from Mrs. Gladys Somah a community woman who saw the need for the empowerment of women within the community.
On Saturday, a total of 19 beneficiaries predominantly women and 2 men were certificated and some were awarded honors for their exceptional performance in their respective departments during the course of the training.
Speaking at the mount Barclay graduation, Just A Girl founder madam Evelyn KpadehSeagbeh congratulated the beneficiaries for their bold steps to take to acquire life skills.
She also announced plans to extend the Just A Girl empowerment program to Grand Bassa or Bong Counties hoping that community dwellers in those counties can provide the facility or building to house the center.
The goal according to madam Seagbeh is to build a generation of empowered Liberian girls and women beyond counties and borders to give them economic empowerment in order for them to live self-sustainable lives to reduce their economic vulnerabilities.