The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) a registered non-governmental youth-led organization has commended the President of Liberia, Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and the Liberian Education Trust for continuous support to the education of disadvantaged girls across the country.
According to COYPED executive director, James Koryor his organization in partnership with the Liberian Education Trust-Monrovia (LET-M) provided scholarships for sixty-two (62) girls in Montserrado County for the 2012/2013 academic school year.
Mr. Koryor furthered stressed that the beneficiaries attended eighteen (18) elementary, junior and high schools and were selected form twelve (12) communities in Montserrado County and their classes and ages ranges from grade one (1) to grade twelve (12) and ten (10) years to twenty (20) years old respectively.
The COYPED executive director asserted that his organization collaborated with community leaders, community based organizations and some school administrations during the recruitment and selection process.
The youth leader also stated that the collaboration was intended to actually identify disadvantaged girls and the criteria set by the Liberian Education Trust-Monrovia were followed at all level of the selection process with a clear message being carry out indicating the purpose, importance and institutions responsible for the implementation of the program as well as the organization funding the initiative.
Mr. Koryor use the occasion to commend the President Madam Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for her dedication and commitment in ensuring that education opportunities are provided for less privileged girls in the country.
The COYPED boss furthered stressed that his organization will continue to work with the Liberian Education Trust-Monrovia in providing access to quality education for disadvantaged girls in Liberia and call on donor partners to continue their support for sustainability of the program.
Mr. Koryor also maintained that for Liberia to regain its pre-war status after a devastating civil crisis that did not only destroyed the infrastructure, but affected every segment including the educational sector, it requires the collective effort of every stakeholder including parents, school administrations donors and the government to ensure education for all is achieve especially the education of the girl child.