Leymah Gbowee Recounts Progress

By: Jefferson D.Tweh

The Founder and President of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa, Leymah Gbowee said her foundation will continue to engage in human resources capacity building initiatives in the country to enable the young people of Liberia acquire skills and become future leaders.

According to Madam Gbowee, many Liberians have been given scholarship by the Peace foundation to study both home and abroad and equip themselves.

Madam Gbowee also named some of the universities, Colleges and vocational Institutions which she said students are attending in Liberia and abroad of which  49 female students and one male student.

Madam Gbowee narrated that five students at the University of Liberia, studying Public Administration, Sociology, Biology, Chemistry and Geology,  two  students at Tubman University, studying Nursing and Engineering, three students at Cuttington University,  studying Agriculture, Public Administration two students at Mother Pattern, studying Nursing and biology, three students at United Methodist University,  studying Nursing, Social Science, and Public Administration, one student at African Methodist Episcopal Zion University, studying Criminal  Justice, two students at African Methodist Episcopal University,  studying Management and Accounting, one student at Smyth Institute,  studying Nursing, Effort Baptist Church School, one student ,9th grader,Konola Mission School,3rd and 4th graders two students, Bromley Mission School, one student,8th grader, five students at Starz Technology College,  studying computer Engineering, computer Cisco, information Technology Operator, Open Bible School,Riveress County,5th and 8th grade two students,Konola Mission School,11th grade one student, Open Bible School Buchanan City,11th grade one student,NETLIB five students, studying  computer Soft Ware Courses, Eastern Mennonite University, five students studying women peace building leadership program,Ashesi University, one student studying computer science and CIEE program, two on summer program.

Madam Gbowee averred that the Peace Foundation will give scholarship to those students who only pass the West African Examination Council Test and fall in division 1 and 2.

The Peace Foundation has established resources center in five major schools and Cestos High School was identified as the center point for the resource center for special study classes for 9th and 12th grade students Madam Gbowee explained.

“We have already carried IEC materials including TV, VCD Player, TV stand and 5.5KV generator Madam Gbowee noted.