Monrovia — It was a second of pleasure and a way of success on Saturday when the charitable group ‘Change for Liberian Kids and Youth (CLCY) celebrated its third anniversary in Careysburg, Montserrado County.
CLCY is a registered charitable group primarily based in Liberia and the US that helps the training and growth of youngsters and youth in Liberia. The group was based by a bunch of diaspora Liberians.
At a colourful indoor program held on the Careysburg Public college on Saturday, October 9, 2021, the Chairman of the board of administrators and co-founder of CLCY, Mr. Emmanuel G. Sapolucia stated the group, with in its three years of formation, has undertaken a number of applications which have made constructive affect on the lives of Liberians again residence.
He named the CLCY flagship program which embody scholarships, monetary help and college provides to beneath privileged kids, in addition to healthcare and monetary empowerment as a number of the group’s main achievements.
Going into the long run, he stated the group will proceed to extend its assist in the direction of its program to assist scale back poverty, which continues to be a menace and stumbling block for a lot of Liberians in the direction of the success of their goals and aspirations.
he stated one of the best ways any nation can fight poverty is thru the supply of high quality schooling to its youth inhabitants, entry to healthcare and vocational coaching alternatives for monetary empowerment.
“The very first thing I consider as a nation, is to supply entry to high quality schooling to our youngsters. The 21 college students might be given 100 % scholarships to non-public colleges,” he stated.
“Once we educate our youngsters with high quality schooling, present high quality healthcare and vocational coaching, their possibilities of being accountable and profitable residents might be very excessive. Schooling creates alternative, and to deal with their classes, the youngsters ought to have entry to healthcare.”
He introduced that each one of CLCY’s 21 college students will now be given full scholarships at non-public colleges; whereas the group will re-enforce its intervention to the youngsters’s well being wants by educating the scholars on the prevention of teenage being pregnant and sexually transmitted ailments and infections. As a part of its ten-year plan, he revealed that the group has bought 5 acres of land for the development of a state-of-an-art studying middle in Careysburg. However because it solicits funding, the land, for now, might be used for agriculture functions to empower the locals.
The occasion was attended by officers of presidency together with Montserrado County Senator, Abraham Darius Dillon and native authorities of Harrisburg Township.
Mr. Sapolucia stated it was time that Liberians change their mentalities from solely relying on authorities for employment alternatives. “You do not have to work on the Ministry of Finance or on the Legislature earlier than you generate income or contribute to nation constructing,” he stated.
He known as on the Legislature to start enacting legal guidelines primarily based on morality, and never just for political causes.
Giving the keynote message, Senator Dillon thanked the founders and workers of CLCY for his or her selfless sacrifice to humanity. He stated most individuals dwelling in privileged societies overseas would solely take into consideration themselves and kinfolk, however for the founders and sponsors of CLCY to succeed in out to underprivileged kids and youth who haven’t any reference to them was a real act of humanity.
Addressing the beneficiaries, he known as on them to utilize the golden alternative afforded by CLCY to be able to achieve success residents tomorrow. He additionally suggested them to be humble and obedient of their sojourn. “Respect your dad and mom, older folks and be taught to share, simply as others are sharing with you. In all that you simply do, be humble and respectful,’ he suggested.
The Montserrado County Senator was honored with a standard robe by the group in recognition of his advocacy for the plenty together with the underprivileged.
Additionally talking on the road from the US, the founder, B. Daniel Henderson, expressed delight over the achievements of the group in its three years of existence. He stated the scholarship and guesthouse constructed in Careysburg to host companions, friends and sponsors coming to Liberia and the acquisition of 5 acres of land for the state of-the-art studying middle are standout achievements.
On behalf of his household and CLCY, he thanked Senator Dillon for accepting their invitation by a easy communication on Fb. He additionally lauded the CLCY workforce within the diaspora and Liberia for the sacrifice and promised to return to Liberia alongside together with his household hopefully subsequent yr for the group’s 4th anniversary celebration.
In the meantime, the scholars introduced a number of items made by themselves together with baggage and wallets to Senator Dillon and CLCY officers together with Messrs. Sapolucia and Henderson. Talking on behalf the beneficiaries, ten-year previous Joselia A. Kollie thanked CLCY for the assist and known as on others to assist the group attain out to extra underprivileged kids throughout Liberia. The aspiring musician and her associates carried out a good looking music she composed and produced for CYCL’s third anniversary celebration.
The occasion was climaxed with collection of outside occasions together with sports activities.