-Urges Graduates To Utilize What They Acquired
A local human rights organization, Rescue Alternatives Liberia (RAL) Wednesday November 13, 2019 graduated 33 young women for successfully completing six month intensive training in Cosmetology and Pastry.
The training is part of the rehabilitation program of the local organization. The graduation on Wednesday in the Borough of New Kru Town is the 7th Circle of the training bringing the number of 100 young women who had benefited from the skill training program of the organization. According to the National Coordinator of RAL, Sam M. Nimely, the program is sponsored by the United Nations group that helps torture victims. The program is styled: “Rehabilitating Vulnerable Persons Holistically”
Mr. Nimely added “We have been working in the community for over seven years. We are rehabilitating vulnerable persons holistically. Males are part, but most often they are reluctant after counseling. We rehabilitate them and empower them through a skill training program.”
The Rescue Alternatives Liberia National Coordinator used the medium to appeal to members of the National Legislature to see reasons in passing the Bill to abolish torture in the country.
Mr. Nimely said since the submission of the Bill in 2010, it has been lingering in committee room at the National legislature.
“Torture is not good, it leads to untimely death. There are lots of torture cases and they are not only practiced by government, but all. Torture should be abolished. We sent a Bill to abolish torture and it shouldn’t be in our country. Torture goes with trauma. National legislature should see reasons to pass the bill,”
During the program, beneficiaries of the six-circle who are now making significant progress after the training gave their testimonies with total amusement as the entire hall went into smiles and jubilations. They couldn’t stop thanking RAL and partners for the opportunity provided to them.
For her part, Cecelia Donyen of the six circle trained in Baking said “RAL made me to know how to bake and I am now independent after the training. We should encourage our friends to do same to get empowerment.”
Another beneficiary, Gloria Brown who was trained in Pastry during the six circle said “I am now empowered through the bread I am now preparing. I want to encourage our colleagues to take advantage of the skill training program. Every day I can take pay and my teachers were really good and thank you to RAL. I have been empowered through RAL. Let’s try to empower ourselves by learning trade. I get strength more than men now.”
The program was graced family members and officials of the government especially the Liberia Immigration Service, the Women and Children Section at the Liberia National Police depot in New Kru Town, the Acting Governor of the Borough of New Kru Town among others.