The Varney Taylor Foundation (VTF) based in the United States of America has donated a check for 100,000 Liberian Dollars to Youth Exploring Solutions (YES) to foster youth leadership conference in Liberia. A member of the foundation in Liberia, Varmunyah S. Sheriff, who presented the check to the founder of YES recently at a local hotel in Monrovia, said VTF was founded here by Cllr. Varney Taylor, currently residing in America.
Mr. Sheriff disclosed the foundation has contributed to the needs of Liberians in several ways and sees YES championing development of Liberian youth potential through leadership conference as remarkable.
He noted that YES is expected to hold youth leadership conference this December and the donation will go a long way to enhance preparation for the leadership conference.
Receiving the donation, YES executive director Attorney Stephen B. Lavalah expressed delight and appreciation for the gesture.Atty. Lavalah stressed that it is crucial to explore the leadership potential of Liberian youth to drive the growth and development of the country.
He pinpointed that this year marks the 10th anniversary of YES’s Youth Leadership Conference, which is expected to host 140 young people from across the nation for two days in Monrovia.
According to him, since 2011, YES has been holding youth leadership conferences on different leadership skills in various counties, focusing on various leadership abilities in entrepreneurship, conflict resolutions, environmental awareness, and civic responsibilities, among others.
Atty. Lavalah maintained that it has been realized that Liberia lacks leadership ability to foster adequate social cohesion and economic development and transform living standard of its people.
He indicated that this year’s youth leadership conference will bring together speakers from abroad and at home to motivate young people about enhancing their leadership abilities for the betterment of Liberia.