The CEO of Women and Children Vocational Training Program located in Voijama City, Lofa County, is calling on humanitarian organizations and the government for assistance .
According to Madam Oretha Akoi, the Women and Children Vocational Training Program, the only vocational institution in Voijama City to have added catering to its courses, needs urgent attention.
Some of the courses offered at the institution are: catering, fashion designing, tie and dye, pastry, weeding birthday cake making, chlora and liquid soap making amongst others.
Madam Akoi, in a special interview with reporters on Wednesday September 29, 2021, in Voinjama City, said the institution is finding it difficult to get materials to enhance the students regular practices.
She acknowledged that her vision is to prepare women in this rural part of Liberia, adding that, women who are not educated can also play a positive role in society.
“I did not acquire education like other women but I do managed to attend vocational school. And I want to give back to people because I know the challenges women go through in the absence of education,” she said.
“This institution has been in existence for a year now and we have over 60 registered students, but the regular ones are a little over 30, due to challenges they are face with,” Madam Akoi acknowledged.
“Hopefully on Saturday, October 1, 2021 we will be graduating our first set of students,” she added.