Youths Urged to Use Social Media Wisely


A young Liberian female journalist has challenged her fellow youths to properly utilize the internet amidst an ever more crowded internet landscape.

Nuwo David, a reporter at Super Bongese in Bong County, a correspondent at KMTV-Liberia, and an Executive Director for Passion for Youth Education Foundation (PYEF), said the internet serves as a gateway to opportunities for young people when used wisely.

She wants young people to make use of online learning opportunities available to them through numerous online platforms.

Her call comes after the commencement of a week-long intensive online training organized by PYEF, a foundation run by a group of young Liberians.

The foundation seeks to empower youths academically and to make them agents of positive change.

“We need to start using social media wisely and stop insulting our leaders. Participating in online training will help build our skills. Youths need to take positive actions in their communities, but this can only be done if there is an educational platform to tutor them and this is why Passion for Youth Education Foundation has taken the step to encourage young people through online education,” she said.

This two-week intensive training is focused on data management, youth empowerment, Menstrual Education, Leadership, Journalism, Career Planning, Entrepreneurship, Technical Report Writing, Family Planning, and Personal Development among others.

Over 50 participants from across the country are currently benefiting from the online training program.

“After our research and conclusion, we thought it wise to have a two-week intensive training for passionate youths online with qualify lecturers providing education on various topics,” she said.

Executive Director Nuwo said PYEF as a non-governmental foundation remains committed to educating youths especially, vulnerable and less fortunate youths.

“We believe that when youths are empowered, they can become meaningful in impacting society and holds a crucial conviction that every youth has something tangible to contribute to the developmental drive of society.”