A non for profit youth organization under the umbrella:Youth Coalition for Education (YOCEL) will in November host the 2018 Annual Youth Education and Empowerment (AYEE) summit.
The annual youth event is expected to bring together potential young people from the continent of Africa and beyond to discuss issues relative to education and Empowerment for the dominant population of the Country, the young people.
“According to the Executive Director of YOCEL Beyan Flomo Pewee Liberia needs the summit more than ever before especially owing to the overwhelming support of the pro-poor government who see the Empowerment of young people across Liberia as key amongst its priority areas.
He reflected that delegates from the 2017 launched of the program in Margibi Country unanimously agreed to host the program in Rwanda to ensure other young people on the continent have the opportunity through such medium to aspire to greatest and become agents of positive change but said plan has been changed to back to Liberia due to the huge interest of the current government towards youth development.
The event he noted will also serve as a golden opportunity to promote and enhance youth issues at the level of the pro-poor government as well as showcasing the Country at regional and international levels.
About five hundred delegates are expected to participate in the November 18-22,2018 summit.
As part of the new edition Beyan indicated that they will introduce what he calls the ” Brain Date” which is amongst other things intended to give participants the chance to network with key stakeholders, partners,donors and entrepreneurs to attract support for their individual activities including expanding on their scope of operations.
The second edition of the summit is expected to educate and motivate young people to greatness.
Former President of Liberia Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is expected to grace the occasion along with other past African leaders.
Beyan told reporters Thursday May 24,2018 that the general focus of the annual summit is to ensure that young people in Liberia and the world at large are given the opportunity to network and become more productive citizens for sustainable future.
The YOCEL boss thanked the European Union,UNDP, Plan international and the Liberian Government for supporting youth initiative and encouraged other private and business institutions to help in supporting youth initiatives for the better of the Country.