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Liberia Scout Asso. to hold capacity strengthening workshop

Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
Some scouts of Liberia
Some scouts of Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The Liberia Scout Association (LSA) is holding a six-day MOP capacity firming workshop for 100 scout leaders in Monrovia.

The program is intended to strengthen the governance of LSA since fourteen years of civil war and the Ebola Epidemic, subsequently.

According to Commissioner Abraham Freeman, participants will include National Scout Council Members, National Executive Committee Members, Regional and County Scout Commissioners and Youth Program Commissioners across the country.

The program will be held at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC) in Paynesville, where participants are expected to lodge for the training duration.

The Trainers, Jonathan O. Omondi and Mostaff Matesanwa, are two WOSM Resource persons from the World Scout Bureau, Africa Support Center, Nairobi, Kenya.

Commissioner Freeman said the training is being sponsored by the Messengers of Peace Project and co-sponsored by the Government of Liberia through the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

The workshop theme is “Liberia Scouting: Strengthening Capacity towards Rebuilding”.

The LSA Commissioner said the project is designed to help put the organization back on par with acceptable standards of the World Organization of the Scout Movement.

He said The project will also enable scout leaders to provide quality leadership services at all levels of the association and also bridge the human resource capacity gap of the LSA to make the mission of Scouting more relevant, properly understood and widely accepted.

The Liberia Scout Association (Formerly the Boy Scouts of Liberia) was created by an Act of National Legislature on January 26, 1923, with a statutory mandate to teach young people patriotism, courage, self-reliance, kindred virtues, and Scout craft.

The LSA has a mission to contribute to the education of young people, through a value system based on the Scout Promise and Law, to help build a better world where people are self-fulfilled as individuals and play a constructive role in society.

This includes assisting them establish a value system based on spiritual, social, physical, intellectual and personal principles as expressed in the Scout Promise and Law.

For his part, the Chief Commissioner, John K. Dolo, said the Messengers of Peace (MoP) Initiative is a call to action, inspiring and sharing the message of peace with more than 20 million Scouts and young people in over a million local communities in over 160 countries to help “Create a Better World”.

It is supported by His Majesty King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, and the initiative is the flagship programme of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, calling its member NSOs to support the programme through Service Projects and Community Service at the grassroots level and as such, Liberia is grateful to benefit from this initiative since its establishment in 2010.


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