LACE Launches Lottery Recruitment Program For Household enterprising beneficiaries.


In a move to further help and empower the Youthful population of the Country as part of the pro-poor agenda, The Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment along with partners and other stakeholders Monday launched the Household enterprise project.
The project is a Subcomponent of the Youth Opportunities Project which was officially launched by former Vice President Joseph Boakai in 2017.
Under the Youth Empowerment project which is sponsored by the World Bank in the tune of ten million through an international development Association (IDA) about eighty young people will be transparently selected in a community of ten in Montserrado County.
A total of three thousand young people under the project will benefit after the climax of the program, that’s according to the Deputy Executive Director of LACE Joseph Williams.
Mr. Williams Commended World Bank for the support which he noted will go a long way for the young people of Liberia mainly the benefiting Communities.
He said the project is placed into several components but LACE is focusing on two components to include: The Household enterprise and the Productive, Public Works and live skills support.
Beneficiaries as part of the project will be selected in a transparent faction through a lottery process on a balance scale of eighty young people between the ages of 18-35,meaning forty each male and female respectively.
“The initiative is part of Government’s plan to help create an enabling environment for young people between the ages of 18-35 to create their own revenue through household enterprise and agriculture related activities” , noted Mr. Williams.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports, Gender, Children and Social protection and the Liberia Agency for Community Empowerment are the sore implementing partners under the YOP program.
After the Transparent lottery process eighty beneficiaries who will be selected will go through a three week youth orientation training by the service provider Education Care.
At the completion of the training Education Care will identify the line of businesses for the beneficiaries and will place them in a group of eight and subsequently work with them for its effective establishment.
Speaking at the launching program in Clara Town Mr. Williams said as they advance the pro-poor agenda of the government and President Weah in particular they are hopeful of continuing the exercise and encouraged all beneficiaries to see the project as an eye opener for them to independently equipp their respective businesses.
In a symbolic style to show transparency of the lottery exercise Deputy Executive Director Williams shoked the white bucket in front of the participants and picked one of the tickets as Love Kromah was identified as the first lucky winner.
In a brief interview with reporters Love thanked LACE and other stakeholders of the project for putting smiles on her face.
She promised to utilize wisely whatever she will receive from the project in a move to sustain herself.
West Point, Sonewhein, Logan Town, Clara Town and many others are part of the Communities benefiting from the project.
In president weah’s inaugural address he promised to among other things help improve and empower the life’s of young people across the country as the project is a testimony of his pronouncement.