As part of efforts to empower rural dwellers and make them self sufficient in the Liberian society, a non-governmental organization, Family Saving and Development Association (FASDA), has launched a vocational training program couple with agriculture activities in Jackvillie Community along the Borla Road in Margibi county.
FASDA aim at enhancing the capability of individuals particularly women who have not had the opportunity to achieve quality education doing their youthful age including students attending other institutions across the county, the organization said.
The skill training according to FASDA President Cllr. Jallah Barbu, will target soap making, tailoring, hair dressing, food production among others.
Cllr. Barbu added that FASDA with the aim of empowering Women and men has further embarked on the cultivation of crops, including ground nut and corn as part of the organization’s ability to create jobs for several woman in Margibi and its environs.
He explained that the organization since its establishment was only involved into financial saving club for villagers but has now transformed into several developmental initiatives thus creating Job opportunity for individuals in their communities.
Cllr. Barbu said as President of the organization, he saw it prudent to come out with knowledge that will improve the lives of the ordinary people.
“We have come out with a knowledge that will help improve the lives of our ordinary Liberians, we will teach them how to make their own money rather depending on their husband for daily bread. We will also educate them how to save their own money” Cllr. Barbu said.
He further explained that through the help of the former Principal of the Booker Washington Institute BWI, Mr. Mulbah Jackollie, FASDA has embarked on the cultivation of over six acres of land for agriculture purposes.
“Mr. Jackollie was able to provide land to the organization for agriculture purposes, we are now planting corn and ground nut as you may know that we are in the rainy season.” He noted.
Meanwhile, members of FASDA have expressed joy over the new ideas put forth by the organization’s leadership.
They further promised to work with the leadership for better improvement of FASDA, as they called on other women and men who are not doing anything to join them in the program.