A Local non-governmental organization, under the banner Action 2015, has officially launched a sport academy program for Liberian children interested in sport in the country.
According to Action 2015 organized by the Center for Peace Development and Effectiveness (CEPDE), the launch is a result of difficulties young people face with recreation facilities in the country.
The ceremony, held Thursday at the slip way sport pitch down town Monrovia, brought together hundreds of young people from the 17 electoral districts of Montserrado Country and its environs, under the theme: Ending Poverty, Inequality Climate Change and Discrimination.
Speaking at the official launch, the Executive Director of CEPDE, Mr. Geeplay Teenicee described Action 2015 as a global organization operating in 50 countries around the world, with the intended purpose to put an end to poverty and discrimination faced by young people in their respective communities.
He said Action 2015 had the passion to alleviate poverty from the faces of young Liberian children, through sports and other activities to empower them for the future.
He said poverty, along with inequality, climate change and discrimination, has the ability to young children in bad habits, because leaders in the country were not working in the interest of their citizens.
According to him, the essence of being an Educator in every society is to pave the way for the next generation, frowning at Liberian Lawmakers for doing nothing to improved the lives of citizens, including young people that got them into power. He said if they were making adequate laws in the interest of the youthful population, Liberia would have would have been better in Africa.
He indicated that Liberia- the second oldest country in Africa, had nothing to boast of, stressing that with all of the natural resources, the country’s citizens were still living in abject poverty- a situation with the propensity of destroying the future of the incoming generation.