Liberia: First Lady Inspects Modern Vocational Training Center for Army Wives

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First Lady Weah along with ranking army personnel and wives of soldiers pose for a picture at the vocational training center project site

MONROVIA – First Lady Clar Marie Weah has expressed delight over initiating the ongoing construction of a modern vocational training center for the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) Wives’ Association.

The 100- thousand US Dollar-project, currently at 90-pecent completion, is situated at the Edward Binyah Kesselly Barracks in Schieffelin, Margibi County.

Touring the facility Tuesday, January 5, 2021, Mrs. Weah said seeing the project progress, made her extremely proud.

The Liberian First Lady disclosed that the initiative is part of her flagship program, the She’s You Movement, which seeks to promote women and girls empowerment among others.

Mrs. Weah said she was keen on leaving a positive and indelible mark on the hearts of Liberians as First Lady and Mother of the Nation.

According to the First Lady, her assistance was prompted by the women’s courage to single-handedly initiate a vocational training program to help fellow women and girls learn various skills to enable them earn a living and support their families.

The Liberian First Lady then challenged the women to make the most out of the facility when completed, while urging women across the country to continue to support and work with the President Weah-led government for more of such initiatives across the country.

Speaking on behalf of the Army Wives, Mrs. Afrelda Nmah commended Mrs. Weah, stressing that her assistance would go a long way in building the capacity of hundreds of Liberian women and girls not only at the barrack but surrounding communities.

Mrs. Nmah, the Association’s Secretary General, said when completed, the facility would ease their constraint of adequate infrastructure and conducive learning environment which impeded the smooth running of their vocational program.

She noted that with the facility, they would increase the number of enrollment, add additional disciplines especially business management and would no longer have to wait until the academic school at the barracks ends its daily session before accessing the classrooms.

Meanwhile, the AFL Deputy Chief of Staff, Col. Geraldine Janet George along with other ranking officers of the army conveyed profound gratitude to the First Lady as they accompanied her on a guided tour of the vocational training center project.

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