LEED Provides Skills Training For 5,000 Liberians
The Executive Director of the Liberia Entrepreneurial Economic and Development (LEED) Madam Avril Fortuin says her organization has provided skills training programs for more than 5,000 Liberians in various disciplines.
She said the trainings are geared towards building the capacity of both adults and young Liberians as a way of empowering them for self-sustainability. According to the Liberia News Agency, Director Fortuin made the disclosure recently at her Congo Town office, when she spoke on the functions of the organization in Liberia.
Madam Fortuin said the training covered 30 percent females and 70 percent males with funding from international partners, including the World Bank, the Swedish Government and others. She said the training exercise is also intended to promote government’s national empowerment and employment policies after the 14 years civil war.
Madam Fortuin disclosed that besides the 5,000 beneficiaries, training programs have been conducted in Bomi, Gbarpolu, Lofa, Nimba and Grand Cape Mount counties, respectively in soap making, hotel and restaurant management. She said most of the trainees have already gained employment with various restaurants and hotels in Monrovia and other parts of the country.