Published on June 23rd, 2021 | by Alberto Krinsky0
800 women graduate from the Christ Embassy Vocational School
In Liberia, Christ Embassy also runs the Christ Embassy Vocational School, from which 800 women graduated from a course consisting of intensive training in basic life skills on Sunday, June 13th.
The graduation ceremony took place at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in the Liberian capital, Monrovia, and featured many inspirational speeches.
The Liberian Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Williametta Saydee-Tarr, praised the church for its contribution to empower women.
Williametta Saydee-Tarr urged the newly graduated women to seize the opportunity and establish their own businesses.
“The President has appropriated $2 million for a microloan. So, as you graduate today, make sure to get to the Ministries of Commerce and Finance in order to benefit from the loan in establishing your businesses,” she said.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who was the president of Liberia from 2006 to 2018, also spoke at the graduation.
“There is a longing to take all of our young women and give them a skill, to enable them and empower them to be the one that can stand up on their own, and be self-sufficient and hold a job, and be able to pursue their dreams,” she stated and continued:
“I want to congratulate you and want to say to you that what you have learned is not the end of the story, it is not the end of your road, it is not the end of your education. It is just the first step, now you have got to go to the other step. Get more education, prepare yourself even more.”
Two new branches coming
Pastor Alfred W. Mayson of Christ Embassy also spoke at the event and said that the vocational school is Christ Embassy’s way of contributing to building the country.
He also noted that the number of graduates this year increased to 800, up from 400 last year.
“I am grateful for the impact. Women are a vulnerable group of people in the nation. Many of them look up to men for support. But I am glad to see many young women and older ladies empowered with the skills to make money. I see that it is good for the nation. And it is the way of buttressing the government’s effort, to promote the nation. That is today, we are grateful to God,” he said.
Pastor Alfred W. Mayson also revealed that two new vocational schools will be opened in Gardnersville and in New Kru Town. The one in Gardnersville will be for women, while the branch in New Kru Town will be for men.
Attending the schools will be free of charge.