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… MYS National Volunteers Urged

mysvolunteerThe acting Deputy Resident Representative for Program of UNICEF, Tatjana Colin has urged volunteers of the National Youth Service Program fifth batch graduation class to pursue their dreams with perseverance and hardwork.

The volunteers, comprising of college, university and technical schools graduates were involved in active volunteering services in 13 counties for one year.

Speaking at the graduation ceremony, Madam Colin admonished the graduates to strive for excellence as they pursue their dreams.

She expressed hope that the experiences obtained by the volunteers  will positively impact the society.

For his part, Deputy Youth Development Minister Saah Charles N’Tow called on the graduates to give back to their country and community through the skills they acquired as national volunteers.

Deputy Minister N’Tow said volunteerism was a call to citizenship that every Liberian should honor, adding that it leads to building the right type of attitude for the job market. He encouraged the graduates to think about innovative ways to engage the system of change.

He noted that it is time that policy makers elevate the national volunteering service through legislation by creating the “national volunteering service commission” for Liberia. By that he says, values and ethics will be taught to the young people prior to job placement.

He assured the graduates that the Ministry of Youth & Sports will engage relevant partners to identify different innovative programs for the young people of the country.