A charity group under the canopy, Youth Positive Transformation Initiative (YOPTI) has launched a capacity building training program for youth advancement in Gbarnga, Bong County.YOPTI was established in 2013 and has since initiated and implemented five core programs including two projects, four partnership projects and other community services in the county.
Speaking in an interview with this paper after the launch, the chief executive Director of Youth Positive Transformation Initiative, Genesis Sylvester Kolliemene said the program is intended to help build the capacity of young people in the county.“YOPTI believes that young people have the greatest potential to make whatever positive change in whatever condition or location,” he says.According to him, the program has three different components including computer, personal development and professional writing.
Mr. Kolliemene further reveals that as youth organization in Bong County, YOPTI has received ten computers from one of their partners ‘Digital Bridge,’ an American basic charity organization.
He says in the course of the computer training, students are going to learn about the usages of the internet, power point presentation and Microsoft word.In the personal development course, he says students are going to learn about goal setting and character building, while at the professional writing, students will learn how to write college application and easy writing, among others.
He discloses that the training will go on for one month with a fee of LRD$1,500.00 for registration and printing of certificates, among others.
He calls on Liberian youth to take responsibility of their own development to contribute to the development of the country.By Joseph Titus Yekeryan in Bong
—Edited by Winston W. Parley