The Bangladeshi Contingent serving with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) said at least 3200 young Liberians have benefited from their skills training program.
This was contained in a statistic released by the Bangladeshi Engineering Contingent that manages the Bangladeshi Skills Training Program, stationed at the Bangladesh-Liberia Friendship Center (BLFC) in Ganta City, Nimba County.
Speaking to the Daily Observer in Ganta recently, the Contingent Commander, Lt. Col Mohammed Anwar Uddin said, “So far, more than 3200 Liberians have been trained in this center.”
This center conducts training in computer, nursing and medicare, generator operation and maintenance as well as tailoring.
BLFC was established in 2007 by the UNMIL Bangladeshi Contingent under the command of Lt. Col Hoque. Through this center many Liberians were able to acquire skills in many disciplines where today some of them are self employed.
Lt. Col Uddin disclosed that every year, the center conducts four packages of training in order to build the capacities of hundreds of Liberians for the job market.
Meanwhile, the Engineering Battalion commander, who presently manages the center, is calling on Liberians to utilize the center by coming to get skills for future jobs.