The Deputy Youth and Sports Minister for Youth Development, Hon. Isaac Doe has officially launched the 13th circle of the Youth Community and the decentralization of the program.
The program which was launched in Soniwehn, brought together over 100 beneficiaries for a three days’ workshop under the theme: “Giving Literacy a chance and reduce Illiteracy, a crucial measure to enhance human capital”. It aimed at sensitizing the young people in order to reduce the high rate of illiteracy amongst them across the country.
Deputy Minister Doe encouraged young people to take advantage of all the opportunities that this program provides, because education is very important.
He said the ministry as part of its deliverables, offers free Literacy programs to people who are wishing to be a part from different communities.
According to him this program was established in 1978 with the purpose of teaching youth who are not been able to go to school. “Illiteracy is a disease that is more them EBOLA and other harmful sickness” he stressed.
For his part, the National Coordinator for the program, Tubman Nyennety said the program is about reaching out to various communities to ensure that the grass root citizens get a taste and see the beauty of literacy by teaching them how to read and write.
Meanwhile, community leaders from more than 10 locals in Monrovia are appealing to the Ministry for the introduction of this program into their communities to help educate youth who never had the means of going to regular school.