UN training project produces scores of Liberian vocational graduates

8 June 2006

Dozens of young Liberians have graduated from an intensive six-week project organized by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to train them in such skills as tailoring, generator mechanics, first aid and computer operations.

Dozens of young Liberians have graduated from an intensive six-week project organized by the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) to train them in such skills as tailoring, generator mechanics, first aid and computer operations.

Speaking to hundreds of residents, the 144 graduates and local authorities who attended the graduation ceremony in Nimba County in the north of the country, UN Deputy Special Representative Luiz Carlos da Costa said, “This core trained group can multiply skills and capacities by serving as trainers themselves within their communities.”

He thanked the Bangladeshi contingent of UNMIL for organizing the courses and for the role they continue to play towards consolidating the peace process. “I commend the contingent for going beyond their mandate of peacekeeping by engaging themselves in humanitarian activities,” he said.

 

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