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Hope Alliance Liberia To Host Youth Development Conference In Gompa City

-Over 35 Institutions To Send Delegates

Hope Alliance Liberia (HAL), a local nongovernmental organization is expected to hold its Youth Development Conference (YDC) in Gompa City, Nimba County on June 1, 2019.

Established 2015, Hope Alliance Liberia core programs are the promotion of quality education and youth development.

According to a statement issued by the organization’s National Coordinator Benedict Quato, the Youth Development Conference (YDC) is an annual youth conference organized by the organization and has always been a place where the youthful delegates learn new things and create lifetime networks that will benefit them as they grow to become responsible national actors and leaders.

Mr. Quato said the Gompa Conference expected to take place on June 1, 2019 is set to be the best ever as they have great speakers and the most diversified collection of delegates from schools and communities across Liberia.

Historically, the conference was called Student Accountability Conference (SAC), but was renamed to emphasize the overall goal of youth development and incorporate other community youth organizations.

The conference was first held in 2017 at separate locations Buchanan, Paynesville, Sanniquellie and Ganta respectively. The 2018 edition was combined in Paynesville on June 2.

Speakers and topics at the Gompa City conference on June 1, 2019 include Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Mr. Titus K. Tikwa), Personal Goal Setting and Career Planning (Mr. Abdu S. Mulibah), Corruption: Its Impact on Economic Growth and Development in Liberia (Mr. Anderson Miamen), Vocational Education: Its Importance for Development and Poverty Reduction in Liberia (Mr. John S. M. Yormie, Jr.) respectively. The 2019 conference delegates are selected from Montserrado, Bong and Nimba Counties.

The conference is funded by Dr. Kelly Krawczyk and More Than Auburn from Auburn University in the United States and it is co-funded by Beneya Multi Services, a Liberian agribusiness company.

Schools and institutions that are sending delegates to the 2019 Youth Development Conference in Gompa on June 1, 2019 include Messiah Christian Academy High School, Christian Foundation High School, Geolanda High School, Ganta United Methodist High School, YMCA-Ganta, J. W. Pearson High School, St. Lawrence Catholic School, J W Pearson Extension, Francis Nya Mawea, Harriet E. Parkinson, Faith Academy, Heritage Impact, United Liberian Inland Church School, Garr Kwado Leadership, Gar Youth, Union of Nimba University and College Students Association, Zor Development Association, Rural Women & Girls Promoters For Sustainable Development (RWGP) Inc. Gbapa Youth, Community Youth Volunteer Service (CYVS-Liberia), and Nimba Youth Network.

Others are Youth Transformation And Development For Future Use (YTDF), Muslim Youth Council of Nimba, Sustainable Actions For Youth Development (SAYD) Inc.Nimba County Advancing Youth Alliance, Progressive Youth Farming Group, Gbehley Progressive Youth Alliance For Sustainable Development, Farngalo Street Community Transformed Youth For Development, College View Advance Youth For Development, College View Advance Youth For Development, Disabled Community Youth, Nimba County Youth Development Association (NICOYDA) Inc. Beneya Multi Services, Inc. New Generation Youth Prayer Team, Hope Alliance Liberia (HAL) respectively.

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