Sehwah –Liberia Pan African Cultural Exchange Empowers Liberian Youth

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Girls are not relenting in taking every opportunity to acquire skills as a means of empowerment thus competing with their male’s counterparts in every sector. 

At the Pan African Cultural Exchange Graduation Ceremony summer camp organized by Sehwah Liberia and that of the Sixth Regional Diaspora Caucus out of the 40 graduates, there were 25 females and 15 males.

Speaking during the event, the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Sehwah –Liberia Louise Siaway expressed appreciation to the young people especially the girls for making such decision to acquire skills in oral history, Environmental science, African Geography, African culture   among others.

According to her, one of the objectives of such a program is to get young people from Liberia connected to those children in the diaspora stressing that 40 young people benefited and 80   young people in the diaspora benefited from the training through virtual system.

‘’This program is impacting knowledge to Liberians especially the young people, the incoming public library that will afford young people to acquire knowledge,” she indicated.

She further disclosed that the organization   is need of support from developmental partners as a means of empowering more young people.  

Madam Siaway said plans are underway for all black Universities located in the United States of America to give opportunity to 50 young people to study Library science.

She said those young people who will be opportune to acquire degree though the program will work at the first public library that will be constructed in Liberia within five years.

“First public library will allow our children to develop the culture of reading, our children do note read, so we will be buttressing the Ministry of Education in this program,” she noted.

Madam Siaway used the event to encourage students from 9th10th11thand 12thgrades to get involve into this program.   

Also speaking as the guest speaker,   Apostle Samuel Patta,   the General Overseer of Chapel of Grace International said the training   is the platform for effective leadership.

He said it is vital for parents and organizations to train up a child that he or she will not depart from.

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Alphonso has  been in the profession for over twenty years. He has worked for many international media outlets including: West Africa Magazine, Africa Week Magazine, African Observer and did occasional reporting for CNN, BBC World Service, Sunday Times, NPR, Radio Deutchewells, Radio Netherlands. He is the current correspondent for Reuters. Mr. Toweh holds first MA with honors in International Relations and a candidate for second master in International Peace studies and Conflict Resolution.
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