A non-governmental organization, Orphans Concern Liberia will this Friday August 12, hold a two-day empowerment summit for 30 adult orphans from seven orphanages in Montserrado County.
Executive Director Amos Sawboh said the summit is intended to bringing together adults who are in orphanages to discuss challenges of orphans and prospect of adult orphans.
He said the event will also seek interaction with friends and share knowledge as well as lectures from professionals.
Mr. Sawboh said the summit will also involve training for adults in order to share their experiences of life as orphans. He noted there will also be training sessions and lectures on small business management, food & nutrition preparation, package and preservation as well as career path development, among others.
“These presentations, accordingly, are expected to be done by professionals in specific field of practice”, he added. The summit will take place at the Calvary Orphanage in Kebbah, Barnesville on the outskirt of Monrovia, commencing with intensive training on Friday, August 12, 2016 and climax on Saturday, August 13, 2016 with training on business management and setup.
The organization named three personalities, who have volunteered to serve as facilitators: Mrs. Bredan B. Moore has accepted to lecture on ‘Career path development, while Mr. Augustine Seeboe will speak on ‘Business Development and Management, and Kelvin Taweh will lecture on ‘food, nutrition packaging and preservation.
Orphans Concern Liberia is an organization of adults who grew up in orphanages in Liberia during and after the civil war. It was founded in 2014 with secretarial in Montserrado and structures in five counties, Bomi, Bong, Margibi, Nimba and Grand Bassa, respectively.
By Bridgett Milton