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Vulnerable girls acquire skills

The River Gee Chapter of the Liberia National Red Cross Society or LNRCS is expected to graduate over 30 vulnerable girls who have acquired skills in two vocational trades.

The prospective graduates, some of whom are commercial sexworkers in the River Gee Capital of Fish Town are expected to obtain certificates in cosmetology and plumbing after several months of intensive training by the LNRCS’ River Gee Chapter.

Speaking in an interview with this paper in Fish Town recently, project focal person Mr.BellehTarr said the skills training is an initiative of the LNRCS through its Community DevelopmentProgram.

He says the Swedish funded project implemented by the LNRCS ismeant to build the capacity of vulnerable girls who are with the notion that life has nothing to offer them, thus engaging into street activities all day.

Mr. Tarr further disclosed that the LNRCS River Gee Chapter recently went into the communities and did a complete survey to spot out girls that are vulnerable in order to build their capacities and make them useful people in the society.

Also speaking in an interview with this paper, 27 year – old Ms. MusuTambah, a mother of two children who works in the plumbing department says the training has greatly impacted her life and she is now doing plumbing contracts in River Gee County to sustain she and her two children.

The 27 year – old single mother has lauded the LNRCS for the initiative and encourages peers who are reneging in the process ofacquiring vocational education to take advantage of the golden opportunity.

“If you learn trade no man will misbehave on you because you knowhow to make money for yourself”, Ms. Tambah says. A cosmetology trainer Ms. Jestina Gaysue says despite the challenges that the vulnerable girls are faced with, they have accepted the program and
are taking it very serious.

She says the vocational skills will take the young girls who are sellingtheir bodies for money at night in the county from the street and make them productive people in society.
By George K. Momo/ Rivetr Gee-Editing by Winston W. Parley

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