By Edwin G. Wandah
The Unique Women Organization on September 29, 2013 graduated sixty-four Women from its skills training program.
The program which took place at the Old Providence Baptist Church on Broad Street brought together several families of the graduates, including observers and Government Officials.
Stepping on the podium, the Executive Director of Unique Women Organization, Mrs. Erica R. Williams congratulated the students for their relentless submission to the teaching staff of the institution which has made them proud and dignified graduates in skills training.
Serving as guest speaker, Asst. Gender Minister Madame Magdalene E. Dagoseh cautioned the graduates to take seriously those skills that were provided them and make the institution proud. Minister Dagoseh also congratulated the faculty and staff for the passion they had in teaching the women, whom she said, paved the way for a literate society, where at least 50 to 75% of the adult population will benefit and develop their own lives and their country of origin.
Gender Minister Magdalene also challenged the graduates to further their education at the highest peak and do away with those ills that will make them satisfied with the little yet attained. She said in advanced societies, the citizens are encouraged to do those things that will build up their lives and they also seek the skills that will help build the country to meet present day realities.
Several Liberian women and girls walked away with Certificates of Achievements in several skills disciplines, ranging from Cosmetology, Tailoring, Pastry and Adult Literacy/Numeracy.
Starting with Cosmetology, 23 students graduated with student Rita F. Tubman serving as Dux, followed by Joenetta D. Watson as the Most Punctual Student and Musu Quoie as Most Behaved student.
For Pastry, 16 students graduated, with student Deddeh Wah as Dux, Mayammu Jalloh for punctuality and Oshina Wonneh as hardworking student; while for Tailoring Department 14 students graduated, with Ruth S. Monjoe as Dux, Catherine Malik for punctuality and Aline Dahn as hardworking student.
The Adult Literacy and Numeracy graduated 14 students, with Fatu Mulbah as Dux, Suah Kollibeyo as Punctual Student and Oretha G. Brown as Most Behaved student.
The program was attended by host Unique Officials, including Board Chair Madam Veta Dennis Umoja, Madam Elizabeth Barrolle Dargbe and Madam Jennebah, Board Members and Mr. Lauvette A. Williams, Advisor.