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YAM welcomes youth volunteers

Banner Youth Action Movement, a local group is calling onyouth volunteers to join the movement in implementing its aim andobjectives, saying the group’s membership declined due to the Ebola outbreak here in 2014.

Spokesperson Joyce Faith Keneah said the group was founded by adult to youth underthe Plan Parenthood Association to educate young people on issues affecting the society. Madam Keneah said the movement educateyoung leaders and send them to various communities and schools toeducate other youth on leadership, information dissemination,sexual reproductive health and teenage pregnancy and sexuallytransmitted disease, among others.

She noted that these are key issues that affect young people, therefore,they should be the one to help provide proper education. According to her, YAM also distributes free condoms and flyers among youth and adults, increasing their knowledge on sexual reproductive health.

Madam Keneah added that the movement has two regional bodies with one in Nairobi, Kenya and the other in Liberia, adding that each year one person is sent from Liberia to Kenya for asummit, where he or she is educated on lots of issues about improving YAM and how to contribute to the society.

‘‘This movement also has an internship program, where we recruitsome hard members and send them to our various offices, some atgovernment offices, clinics pharmacies and others; they serve as internand get ideas on these managements,’’ Madam Keneah said. The movement is active in six counties, including GrandBassa, Bong, and Montserrado, among others, notingthere are plans to move to other counties. 

 By Ethel A. Tweh

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