Dr. Cassell Inspires Young Liberians; Donates Food And Cash To Vulnerable Youths, Others At “World Trade Center”, Pelhum Building In Monrovia
MONROVIA – Renowned Liberian humanitarian Dr. Daniel E. Cassell has inspired young Liberians to adequately utilize their skills and remain hopeful of a brighter future, despite the numerous challenges they are presently encountering in the country.
Dr. Cassell is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Pennsylvania, USA, a Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Counselor (LCADC) in New Jersey and the President/Founder of the Kwenyan Professional Health Services, LLC and Kwenyan and Associates based in the United States.
He is also the Founder/President of the Dr. Cassell’s Foundation and the CEO of the Kwenyan Security Firm in Liberia.
Dr. Cassell disclosed that despite the numerous challenges young people are encountering on a daily basis, they must realize their full potential and use their skills to improve their lives and help rebuild their country.
He made these assertions when he separately met with officials and members of the Association of Professional Secretaries and Clerks (ALIPROSEC) at the famous “World Trade Center” on Gurley Street and less fortunate youths, who are commonly as “Zogos” in Liberia at the “Pelhum Building” on Center Street in Monrovia on Friday, January 22.
Dr. Cassell observed that most Liberians, especially young people are hardworking and determined to move forward, but the lack of substantial support to enable them realize their full potential, remains a challenge in the post-conflict nation.
He, however, called for investment in youths if Liberia is to move forward and be on par with other countries in and across the sub-region.
Dr. Cassell further challenged Liberian youths to remain hopeful that regardless of their current situations or conditions, they should always trust and believe in God that their struggles will never be the same in the future.
“I have come to inspire and motivate you; the condition that you are in today is going to change. We have to invest in our young people because; they are the future leaders of our generation. No matter what people think or say about you all, keep working hard because tomorrow is going to pay you off”.
“I feel comfortable being in your midst, sitting with you and talking with you because; you are no different from me. I came back home to be the friend of the poor, marginalized and disenfranchised people. As a messenger and the servant of the Most High, that has been my instruction to be the friend of the poor and less fortunate. I understand your situation”.
He challenged youths to remain patient and continue to be honest and sincere in whatever they do.
At the World Trade Center, Dr. Cassell expressed delight over the zeal of the young people to gather to find honest means of putting food on the tables of their family members through secretariat works, repairs of computer, phone and other electronic appliances, among others.
He noted that though some young people are engaged into unwholesome practices around the country, the decision taken by officials and members of ALIPROSEC to engage into professional works to earn a living worth commendation.
He noted that these Liberians have selected a sense of direction over a sense of hopelessness.
Dr. Cassell, however, vowed to help contribute towards the provision of scholarship and employment opportunities, medication and rehabilitation, among others to members and officials of ALIPROSEC and the less fortunate youths through his foundation.
He provided several bags of rice and gallons of cooking oil to the less fortunate Liberians and presented the amount of L$50,000 each to the two groups.
He pointed out his mountainous humanitarian contributions to citizens and groups across the country are in no way intended to impress anyone.
Dr. Cassell pointed out that he continues to provide multiple financial and other contributions to citizens because of his “inner conviction” of always willing to extend helping hands to the needy.
“As God lifts me up, I will always continue to remember the people that are down and stranded by the wayside. To you all in these situations today, I want to inspire and remind you to keep hope alive”.
For his part, one of the Executives of the Dr. Cassell’s Foundation, Mr. Tapple E. Doe, expressed delight over the commitment of the young people to engage into numerous businesses at the “World Trade Center”.
He expressed the hope that the young folks will excel if they continue to work hard and honestly.
Earlier on, the President of ALIPROSEC, Mustapha K. Metzger, commended Dr. Cassell for the gesture.
He recounted the numerous challenges confronting the association ranging from the lack of stable electricity, empowerment opportunities, among others.
He noted that government cannot absorb all of its citizens into public service, and as such, the establishment of the association was intended to train young Liberian secretaries and clerks (some of who are working in government), and to provide basic necessities for them and their family members.
Metzger, however, presented a certificate of appreciation to Dr. Cassell for his humanitarian contributions towards the wellbeing of citizens, and the high copies of separate proposals to him for his assistance.
He dispelled rumors that the “World Trade Center” serves as the epicenter for the falsifying of significant documents in Liberia.
At the Pelhum Building in Monrovia, the less fortunate youths commended Dr. Cassell for extending help to them at the time they are in dire need.
They claimed that though they are willing to be rehabilitated, the lack of opportunities to enable them go through detoxification at health facilities in the country remains an aged-old problem.
But as part of a long-term plan, the seasoned Licensed Clinical Drug and Alcohol Liberian Doctor, Daniel E. Cassell, promised to intervene to give hope to the abandoned less fortunate “Zogos” by working with the government to ensure the establishment of rehabilitation and treatment centers for them.