Youth Leader Wants Empowerment

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The General Coordinator of Better Future Initiative Amos N. Tubor, Jr., has called on the government and humanitarian agencies to provide empowerment for Liberian youths to make a difference.
He spoke during a one-day clean-up campaign in New Kru Town that involved nearly 100 youth members of BFI. He said young Liberians deserve support to direct their energies to do productive work for the country.
The members, comprising both men and women from age 16 and above, converged last Saturday, starting from the Duala Market and moved on to the New Kru Town Police Depot and concluded the campaign at the Redemption Hospital.
“Our clean-up campaign is a self-initiative,” Tubor told journalists, “and we are thankful to get support from the Liberia Coca Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC).”
He said LCCBC accepted his group’s proposal and provided materials, including 20 wheelbarrows, 24 shovels, 200 pieces of nose masks, 50 sets of PPEs, among others, for the campaign.
He said the zeal that characterized the exercise is an indication that with proper and adequate support, Liberian youths can do things for their own communities.
He said the exercise: Health and Sanitation Project is one of five projects under the BFI.
“We have members in communities across the city who are prepared to join us to work for our people,” Tubor said. “All we need is material support.”
The cleaning project coordinator, Samuel Browne, told the Daily Observer that among other exercises of BFI, are training residents on first aid, motivating youth in providing voluntary health services, health tips to communities and cleaning communities and drainages, among others.
Madam Esther Doe of Duala expressed gratitude to members of the BFI and appealed for materials and other supports for the organization to help the young people.
“I am happy to see young people coming to clean our market,” she said.
Another marketer, who identified herself only as Elizabeth, said, “The children are doing well, helping to clean our market.”
At the Police Depot in New Kru Town, officers expressed appreciation for BFI’s self initiative and appealed for support to enable the young people continue their work.
At the Redemption Hospital, nurses and visitors commended BFI, congratulated LCCBC for supporting such productive work and urged LCCBC to increase its support to BFI.
The BFI is a non-governmental organization involved in community work.

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