PRO-POOR AGENDA: AT-RISK YOUTHS EMPOWERED AND ENROLLED

PRO-POOR AGENDA: AT-RISK YOUTHS EMPOWERED AND ENROLLED
Share:
Minister
Minister D. Zeogar Wilson left Assistant Minister Sheriff and the youths

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has enrolled few rehabilitated at-risk youth in persons of Jackie Manigan, Angeline T. Anderson, Catherine Urey, Sartee Bropleh and Princenel Wea at the Business and Domestic Occupational Training Center (BDOTC) where they are expected to be trained in Tailoring, Beauty Culture, Front Office, and Cookery.           

These students are provided a full waiver scholarship, where their uniforms (USD 35 per person) are being purchased by the Ministry of Youth and Sports. Besides, Mohamed Sheriff (another rehabilitated at-risk youth) has been immediately employed by directive of the Hon. Minister and is expected to teach tailoring and earn an amount of LRD 10,000.

The fulfillment of this promise came in a wake of the promised made by the visionary and energetic Minister of Youth and Sports Hon. D. Zeogar Wilson during the 3rd family reunion exercise of the Destiny Recovery Program held at the Redeemed Church of God at Neezoe Junction, Somalia Drive on March 10, 2019. The Destiny Recovery Program was established August 2018 by Pastor Jerry W. Saway, and 40 At Risk Youths (Zogos) were reunited with their families and their various communities that day March 10, 2019.

The need to get young people empowered regardless of their status in society cannot be overly emphasized. As ascribed to them through societal bidding, the youth are the future leaders but on the contrary if they are not adequately prepared. Therefore, the future begins now when young people can be provided the opportunities to get themselves empowered thereby improving their self-developments and contributing positively to society.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports in partnership with the Destiny Recovery Program rehabilitated more than 29 at-risk youth (drugs users, street sellers, car loaders etc) during the 3rd Reunion Exerciser and given them the opportunity to have a second chance in life.

The Destiny Recovery Program was established August 2018 by Pastor Jerry W. Saway he is the Pastor of the Redeemed Church of God where the program is currently located. It is a program that is transforming young people through the gospel, mostly the At Risk Youths (ZOGOS) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports is working with the organization to ensure the youths are properly placed in terms of acquiring training and jobs placement.

The PAPD MUST BE ACTUALIZED!!!!