A women economic empowerment project targeting about five hundred girls is set to commence in Liberia.
The initiative of the Youth Coalition for Education Liberia (YOCEL) which has been tagged internship hub, is a project that seeks to address the problem of unemployment and underemployment amongst Liberian Youth.
Speaking of the program, the Executive director of YOCEL Beyan Pewee said, “YOCEL recognizes that a young population with few opportunities to work can put great strain on a nation and its ability to develop.”
“YOCEL affirms that as Liberians, we are all inextricably linked to one another. Helping others succeed helps our nation succeed” he said.
To achieve this, YOCEL partners with the Funding Leadership and Opportunities for Women (FLOW) a project that fight against poverty and the lack of equal rights for women and girls through the creation of opportunities that foster a transformation towards an enabling environment in which women’s rights are better protected at both local and national levels.