Vulnerable Girls Acquired Vocational Skills
By George K. Momo ( 0880303757-0777758095 / gmomo540@gmail.com )

Fish Town, River Gee County - The Liberian National Red Cross River Gee Chapter, is expected to graduate over thirty vulnerable girls in two vocational trades.

The vulnerable girls, some of whom are commercial sex workers in the River Gee Capital of Fish Town, are expected to obtain certificates in Cosmetology and Plumbing after several months of intensive training conducted by the Liberia National Red Cross.

Speaking in an interview with our reporter George Momo in Fish Town, River Gee County, the project focal person Mr. Belleh Tarr said the skills training is an initiative of the Liberia National Red Cross through its Community Development Program.

He said, the Swedish-funded project implemented by the Liberia National Red Cross is meant to build the capacity of vulnerable girls who are with the notion that life has nothing to offer them, so they resolve to ply the streets all day as  prostitutes to get their daily bread.

"The LNRCS River Gee Chapter recently went into the communities and did a complete survey to spot out girls that are vulnerable in order to build their capacities and make them contribute to development in their society," Mr. Belleh Tarr further lamented.

Also speaking in an interview with our reporter, Musu Tambah, a 27-year old mother with two children who benefited from the Plumbing component of the training said, the training has greatly impacted her life and she is now doing plumbing contracts in River Gee County to sustain her two children and herself.

Musu Tambah lauded the Liberian National Red Cross Society for the initiative, and encouraged her peers who are reluctant about acquiring vocational education to take advantage of the golden opportunity.

“Vocational education will make you self-employed, and as an empowered woman, no man will bluff you, "She continued.
For her part, the cosmetology trainer Jestina Gaysue said despite the challenges these vulnerable girls are faced with, they have accepted the program and are taking it very seriously.

Madam Gaysue is however calling on the Liberian National Red Cross to continue the program adding that it will produce useful people for the society. 

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