“PYIC Will Continue to Support Liberian Youths “


As Liberia and other Counties grapple with the current state of economic, there is no doubt that the availability of impactful institutions would help ease some of the financial constraints citizens are faced with especially youths.

One of the institutions that is making this as a reality is the Progressive Youth Initiative for Change, a Liberian owned and operated youth entity.

The organization’s Executive Director Mr. Thomas P. Cooper has reaffirmed the institution’s commitment to empowering less-fortunate and vulnerable youths in Liberia.

Progressive Youth for Change Inc. is an indigenous non-profit making and youth focused organization that was established by Mr. Cooper and his colleagues few years ago and has been engaged youth related matter since its establishment.

The organization also exists to promote gender equality, governance and democracy, entrepreneurship and leadership in Liberia through capacity building, charity, networking, and advocacy amongst several others.

Mr. Cooper told Journalist that his vision is to empower youths with the right skills and support in advancement of their economic, social and physical well-being through self-help and provision of opportunities to enable them meaningfully contribute to National Development.

According to him, the organization is providing a holistic transformation of young people and disadvantaged communities by offering training, empowerment and exposure to life changing opportunities.

Cooper said youth empowerment can curb the rate of poverty to a large level and one of the keys to empowering the youth is with skill development which is organization will continue to do.

“When a youth is equipped with essential skills, he or she can utilize them to feed, assist others, and even invest for future use aiding the nation economically” Mr. Cooper said.

He stated that the lack of support has led many youths to turn to bad-boys and girls in the street, stressing the need for the necessary opportunity to be provided for them.

Mr. Cooper said if his organization gets the needed support to continue its activities, many Liberian youths will be empowered which would contribute to creating employment for youth so they can be able to be independent and take care of themselves.

In a related development, the Caretaker of little Junior Mother is extending commendations to Progressive Youth Initiative for Change for contributing to the medical checkup of the boy.

Little Junior including his mother and father were involved in an accident which led to the death of his parents.

As a result of the accident, his leg got broken twice and also sustained severe wounds on his head.

A local herbalist worked on the leg but he needed an advanced medical checkup which would cost $30 USD.

The youth organization immediately paid the money and the checkup was done.

However, Oretha Kollie is further appealing to the organization and other goodwill individuals to continue support the baby.

“I am grateful that the checkup was done but they have asked that we keep taking him to the hospital in Ganta because the skull is still young yet for any surgery.

“He had a very small mark on his skull according to the checkup report but according to the Doctor, he will be fine” Oretha concluded.


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