Liberia: USAID supports CRS to provide young Liberians with Grant

Liberia: USAID supports CRS to provide young Liberians with Grant

The objective of the Y4P activity is to support the process of fostering peace between the youths and the communities.

Monrovia — The Catholic Relief Service (CRS), in its implementation of a USAID funded project, is currently giving out grant to young entrepreneurs and youths who have gone through the project activity dubbed as “Youth for Peace” (y4P).

By Edwin G. Genoway, Jr (231886458910)-edwin.genoway@frontpageafricaonline.com

The beneficiaries of the checks were drawn from Bong, Nimba, and Montserrado Counties

Foreign exchange and Digital Transfer (“Business Group (BG), Appliance Professionals (“Business Group (BG), and Friendly House of Passion (“Business Group (BG) are the beneficiary’s groups of the grant.

Those groups also form part of the Y4P’s activity implemented by the CRS.

The objective of the Y4P activity is to support the process of fostering peace between the youths and the communities; and between youths and appointed leaders.

As part of the Y4P activity’s implementation, CRS Liberia is working with trained Y4P participants in Bong, Nimba, and Montserrado Counties by supporting business initiatives through connector activities, to improve social cohesion amongst their kinship communities which will eventually improve the livelihood of the youthful population in income generating activities in Montserrado County. 

The presentation of the symbolic checks was done by the CRS’s Country Representative, Abena Amedormey. 

Madam Amedormey said the activities will contribute to the Y4P Strategic Objective, including the trust between youth and other members of Civil Society.

The exercise will also be strengthened and supports the intermediate results 1.3 “Youth engage in productive economic activities,” she said.

She described the process in getting the grant as a competitive process that got the young people trained to fit in the society.

The Youth for Peace Activity (Y4P) is expected to help conflict-affected and marginalized youth (Pen-Pen motorcycle rider and Zogos/ese) in Montserrado, Bong and Nimba counties contribute toward a positive peace in Liberia.

The activity upon conclusion will achieve this goal by improving trust between youth and community members and improving relationships between youth and elected and appointed officials.

The project is a three-year project that begun in 2021 and expected to end in 2024.

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