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Hope-Chevron transforms teenage girls in skills training

Jos Garneo Cephas(cephasalert@yahoo.co.uk)
Ms. Deddeh Howard presenting certificate to one of the beneficiaries with an exhibition from the training
Ms. Deddeh Howard presenting certificate to one of the beneficiaries with an exhibition from the training

(elbcradio.com/April 7, 2015).  About fourteen out of one hundred teenage girls have completed specialized skills training program in Monrovia.

The girls were trained under Chevron-Liberia free-antenatal and social program after they have successfully given save births  through the care and  services provided them at the Women of Hope Internatioal Hospital in Paynesville City.

Under the program, the beneficiaries, victims of teenage pregnancies in Monrovia and its environs, acquired six-month sustainable livelihood business training in catering and other crafts.

Speaking at the program, the Social Cooperate Manager of Chevron Liberia, Deddeh Howard, said: “Chevron is happy for the implementation of Phase Two of the program.

Ms. Howard said: “We could not take in all the 100 girls in the Second Phase under the “Hope –Chevron Girls Empowerment Program.” 

“We have decided to deal with the beneficiaries by groups until the entire exercise is completed, “she said.

In remarks, the Head Doctor of the Women of Hope International, Willimena Jallah, challenged the graduates to utilize the skills they have acquired.

Madam Jallah said: “After the save delivery, this is the beginning of opportunities coming your way.  Don’t relent to apply the skills; return to school and avoid the second child.

She also admonished them to take charge of their lives since they were now economically empowered.

The two executives of Chevron Liberia and Women of Hope International Hospitality respectively spoke at the graduation of the first batch on April 4,2015 at the Women of Hope Hospital in Paynesville City.

The two- year program, approximately valued at U$60,000, is being sponsored by Chevron Liberia and implemented by Hope for Women International.

The beneficiaries were certificated and provided with a starter package of baking materials including bags of flour and cash to begin  a small home-businesses.

Currently, Chevron- Liberia is sponsoring about 80 economic, social and cooperate programs. They include maternal care, technical, vocational education and small enterprises throughout the country.

 


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