The Co-founder of Passion for Youth Education Foundation (PYEF), Journalist D. Laymah E. Kollie, of Super Bongese FM in Gbarng, Bong County, is calling for more robust programs and opportunities for young aspiring Journalists, mainly females .
Madam Kollie said, empowering and providing a space for more females will adequately address some of the issues affecting women and girls in schools, communities and the country at large.
Speaking recently at a roundtable discussion with young female aspiring Journalists in Montserrado organized by Shewrites Sheleads , headed by Journalist Betty Johnson- Mbayo, Ms. Kollie cautioned them know their purpose of venturing into the field of Journalism, identify their objective and potentials which will create the avenue of serving the public genuinely.
She said the job of a Journalist is not a lucrative one but rather full of sacrifices and commitment to readers, viewers, and the Country at large .
The advocate and a Liberian Journalist is quoted as saying “If you find your purpose for venturing into any field in life especially the Journalism profession, it gives you passion and help you understand your value in society”. “When you have a purpose, you will always do your best in order to achieve your objective which you have identified” she noted .
Madam Kollie maintained that the Journalism profession is an extra ordinary profession that impact lives as such, females should make adequate use of it by using the microphones and their writing skill to speak and write on issues affecting them and how these issues can be curtailed.
Madam Kollie at the same time called for more opportunities for females in the media to advance their skills in this digital world.
Also speaking Journalist Evelyn Kpadeh- Seagbeh , Correspondent of Radio Deutsche Welle, and Founder of Just a Girl Initiatives, spoke on the benefits of Journalism and caution young female Journalists to be the first, the best and make the difference. She said the media has a crucial role to play in the society and as such telling the stories of women and girls will help curtail the awful crisis they are encountering daily.
The organizer and founder of Shewrite Sheleads, Journalist Bettie Johnson-Mbayo, thanked the speakers and participants for attending the event and promised to lobby and bring out more programs that will help females advance their writing skills in the media.
Shewrites Sheleads is a platform created by award winning Journalist Bettie-Johnson to strengthen the writing skill of upcoming female Journalists and help build their capacity in impacting the world.