ActionAid has launched its Global Youth Platform in Gbarnga, Bong County, as part of efforts to promote youth empowerment in Liberia.

The organisation, it was learnt, launched the platform in Gbarnga with support from the Swedish Embassy.

The platform seeks to act as a training ground for young people in social advocacy, climate change, and other youth engagement programmes.

Acting Head of Programmes at ActionAid, Joseph Madzvamuse, called on young people of Bong County to take the lead.

Speaking at the launch, Madzvamuse highlighted the importance of the centre, calling on the authorities in the county to see it as their own.

Madzyamuse noted that being a global justice federation working to achieve social justice, gender equality, and poverty reduction, ActionAid will continue to focus on strengthening the knowledge of the poor and marginalised people, especially women and youths.

Coordinator at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Bong County, Jutomue Mulbah, thanked ActionAid and its partners.

He said, ‘We are very happy to see the implementation of the project and as youth representatives we will do everything possible to ensure that the necessary supports are given which we believe will help the young people here in Bong County.

‘I also want to use the opportunity to encourage my fellow youths to take advantage of the opportunity, even if you have had any training of such, we want you not to feel complacent because there are many opportunities that will be offered here’.

Source: New Dawn Liberia

Photo source: ActionAid Liberia

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