Rehab, Paynesville City: The development of human capacity in any nation is very substantial if that nation wants to be successful and one man who has and still is dedicating his relentless efforts to making Liberians self-supported is Honorable Samuel R. Enders, Representative of District # 6, Montserrado County.
Addressing the public in a premier interview with Kukatonon News the administrator of the African Dream Vocational Institute, Madam Britt M. Harbley, said the initiative which is 100% free, began as far back as 2016. And it was brought to the limelight by the Vision Bearer, Rev. Samuel Enders when he saw the need of thousands of Liberian women who needed to be free from the shackles of unemployment and who could become their bosses.
Speaking further, Madam Britt mentioned that the program began with only women and women-dominated fields such as Catering, Fashion Design, hairdressing, and Cosmetology until the vision bearer and Chief Executive Officer Hon. Enders saw the need that men also needed to be empowered so, as to take proper care of their families. It was at that point he included courses such as Electricity, Plumbing, Masonry, etc.
She lastly stated, that the program which lasts for approximately 6 months is currently running its 6th cycle which began, in January with about 1,500 students in total from different disciplines and she is proud of the CEO and all he continues to do for Liberians.
Also, making remarks was Madam Agnes N. Zayzay, who is the Director of the Vocational Institute and trainer at the Catering Department. She declared openly that the department is divided into two sections with her section containing 144 students.
She also used the time to applaud Rep. Enders, for the efforts he continues to make in the improvement of the lives of thousands of Liberians.
Likewise, one of the beneficiaries and students of the catering Department of the African Dream Vocational Institute Florence Kollie, when asked, what impact the program has had on her life, said “I had in the past dreamt about doing catering but couldn’t afford to pay the fees for the course until I learned about this opportunity and took advantage of it since then, I have been able to make pastries and cakes of all kinds including food preparation and decoration both local and continental which I believe, will help me to be empowered financially and independent and all thanks to Hon. Enders”.
Another student named Henrietta Zeon, studying electricity during the interview with Kukatonon News enunciated that for the past weeks since she began studying, she has been able to understand how electricity works and even demonstrated how the receptive cord, switches, bulbs, and wiring are done using the electricity board.
Similarly, Miss Zeon articulated her gratitude to the CEO and wished that many young people will make use of the opportunity provided to them by Hon. Enders.