Innovation Hub Liberia (IHub Liberia), a training and social entrepreneurship venture has graduated over 70 youths through its virtual learning program.
The virtual learning program is part of its efforts in minimizing computer illiteracy rate and mold a ICT literate Liberia and Africa as the world continues revolve around technology during these global pandemic.
The participants earned a certificate of completion after an intensive two weeks training in various courses including, [ Introduction to Social Media Marketing, Introduction to Survey CTO, Web Design Site-Maintenance, Graphics Design with photoshop] and Introduction to Google Suite among others.
Daniel Luo, CEO of the Cavalla River Enterprise who served as keynote speaker during the virtual learning closing ceremony, urged the participants to shift the future they want for Liberia which he said can only be achieved through finding solutions to problems affecting communities and the country at large.
He said, the participants’ decision to participate in the program indicates the level of ambition they have and the need to expand their knowledge.
According to him, the knowledge gained through the program should aid in the quest to change the narrative about Liberia.
He therefore encouraged the change markers to use their skills wisely through innovative ideas, and collaborate with others and strive to make an impact in the country.
“We need to transition from words to actions. Many days, I see Liberians on various social media platforms claiming how much they love Liberia. That’s right, we all love Liberia, but I think we have a loyalty problem in Liberia. I am of the conviction that such loyalty should translate to tangible solutions,” he said.
He emphasized that the future of Liberia depends on the young people and they must shape the future they want, adding that it can only be done through determination to change the existing systems of Liberia, and also by translating the love of Liberia to the country they envision.
Also speaking at the closing ceremony was a youth leader and activist Delton Domah who pledged to continuously support IHub Liberia noting that the need to change and make a difference in the country can be achieved through investing in the youths by empowering them.
Delton said, the program is a medium to introduce technology to young people from different works of life, and with the innovative skills seen, he strongly believes that issues confronting Liberia can yield positive results through technology.
Tetee Kenneah, one of the participants of the training program, called on stake holders and Liberians who have interest and passion for development and growth to take advantage of the initiative by supporting it.
Tetee said, initiative of such is significant to the growth of the youthful population in Liberia and is appealing to others to take advantage of the learning opportunity and become marketable in the society.