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SOS Boss Reaffirms Promoting Youth Empowerment

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MONROVIA: The National Director of SOS Children’s Villages’, Prosper Ndione has reaffirmed his organization’s commitment to promoting youth empowerment and participation in decision-making processes.

He also urged all policy-makers, including the government to prioritize investments in youth development and empowerment. This includes investing in education, healthcare, job training, and entrepreneurship programs that equip young people with the skills and opportunities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

He made the statement at a five Youth Empowerment summit organized by the SOS Children village in Liberia, over 70 young people participating in the SOS Children’s Villages Youth Power summit in Monrovia.

The program was held under the theme “Unlocking Youth Full Potential,” the summit provided a platform for young Liberians to share their ideas, experiences, and innovative solutions to address pressing issues facing their communities and the nation. From climate change and gender equality to education and entrepreneurship, participants engaged in healthy discussions, knowledge sharing, and interactive sessions aimed at fostering collaboration and collective action.

“We must create enabling environments that support youth-led innovation and entrepreneurship, ensuring that young people have the platforms and resources to pursue their passions and dreams,” says Ndione.

According to him, the conscience of young people to be more focused and lead a change for a more sustainable future.

“SOS Children’s Villages is committed to supporting your efforts, and amplifying your voices as you take charge of your future,” he said.

The summit also featured prominent youth leaders, heads of non-governmental organizations, and a government official, who emphasized the importance of youth empowerment in driving sustainable development (SDGs) and social progress.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Liberia’s Deputy Minister of Gender, Children, and Social Protection, Garmai Tokpah, commended the passion and determination of the nation’s youth, stating, “Liberian children and the youth are the cornerstone of the nation’s progress.

Their energy, innovation, and passion are vital ingredients for a brighter tomorrow.”

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