Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai, Sr., has expressed resentment about the way and manner in which the youths that supposed to be in schools are nowadays being used as ‘breadwinners’ for other family members.
The Vice President’s comment was contained in a statement delivered on his behalf over the weekend by his Chief of Office Staff, Sam Stevequoah, at the official program of the F. SHAM of Faith Girls Academy ‘Open House’ in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The school is transforming an all girls school into a high-technology institution with two well-equipped modern computer laboratories.
According to Mr. Stevequoah, one of the surest ways to ensure a bright future for the youths is to invest in their education, rather than use them to sell in the street corners, thereby reducing them to becoming the breadwinners.
Mr. Stevequoah, who proxied for the Vice President at the occasion, maintained that investment in the education of the youths is one means to secure their future for the better.
The F.SHAM is an acronym of four outstanding Liberian ladies, in partnership for quality education with the Foundation for Women, founded and headed by the FW CEO, Ms. Deborah Lindholm.
F-SHAM offers a basic educational program for Girls, which provides the foundation for continuous and lifelong learning for sustenance, particularly in the area of sciences.
The vision, according to the principal, Madam Sarah K. Taylor, is to provide among other things a unique opportunity for the students (all girls) to have sound Christian education, and prepare them for good citizenship.
The mission is to aid students (all girls) educationally in their growth towards full maturity.