Friends of Tapson Award Fully Funded Scholarships to 40 Young People in New Kru Town for TVET Program

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Friends of Tapson Award Fully Funded Scholarships to 40 Young People in New Kru Town for TVET Program
Friends of Tapson Award Fully Funded Scholarships to 40 Young People in New Kru Town for TVET Program

Africa-Press – Liberia. The non-political and non-for-profit organization also donated a modern oven to the school to enhance the learning ability of the students.

A youthful United States based Liberian; Fate Bobby Tapson through his Friends of Tapson Movement has awarded 40 young people vocational scholarships in New Kru Town.

This sponsorship of the 40 individuals for a technical and vocational education training program covers all expenses of the beneficiaries’ uniforms and learning materials at the Favor Decoration and Event Institute located on the Mark J. Richards Institute campus in the St. Paul Bridge Community, Electoral District #16 Montserrado County.

The non-political and non-for-profit organization also donated a modern oven to the school to enhance the learning ability of the students.

Making the presentation on behalf of the Founder of the Friends of Tapson (FOT) recently, the organization Chair, Albert Chea-Toe expressed Mr. Tapson’s hope for the students to economically sustain themselves, their families and the country through the skills acquired.

According to him, the beneficiaries who were recruited from across the entire district only have to focus on their school, while the Friends of Tapson handles their costs and other needed items to facilitate smooth learning for the full six months the project runs for.

David Favor Cooper, the Founder and Executive Director for Favor Decoration and Event Institute thanked Fate Bobby Tapson for building the human capacity of his fellow young people while abroad.

“Fate is my good friend and when he returned to Liberia recently, he engaged me about this partnership,” Cooper said.

“I welcomed it and I was only waiting for this particular time. This is very great and I can assure him and the students that the anticipated results will come.

Also speaking, the Secretary General for the Friends of Tapson, Richmond Petro Wleh disclosed that the scholarship benefits 15% of the FOT members, while 85% constitutes young people from across the district irrespective of their political, social or religious affiliations.

He swiftly clarified a statement made by Mr. Tapson during his visit back home when he appeared as special guest at the Borough Intellectual and Development Forum, where he stated that the citizens should not dash the district representative post to anyone who just runs from the United States of America.

Wleh stressed that the statement was misinterpreted by some political detractors, noting that Mr. Tapson emphatically meant nobody from the diaspora should be given the district highest seat in the absence of tangible benefits for the people.

He, however, assured the beneficiaries and the vocational institute of the continued support of the U.S. based Liberian to change the narratives by positively affecting the lives of the ordinary citizens and his fellow young people.

“All we expect from our beneficiaries to not abuse this golden opportunity. This is not the only project our CEO has; he has been sponsoring the St. Paul Bridge Annual Traditional Tournament and the Borough Tournament as well and he is determined to expand this initiative to all of the communities within the district,” the FOT Spokesperson lamented.

Bufor L. Sackor, Crab Hole Community Zonal Head for the Friends of Tapson disclosed that the program was designed by the team to build the technical skills of the young people.

“Many have had the desire to enroll in university after graduation from high school but there have been some challenges ranging from financial incapability and other issues beyond their control. In addition to that, Liberia has had challenges, where we have a smaller number of people enrolling into the TVET program. So, if we invest in TVET, it will help our populace and Liberia will be fine at the developmental level.”

In remarks, the beneficiaries thanked Mr. Fate Bobby Tapson for the initiative, indicating that their inclusion on the training will make them economically empowered and financially stable to undertake the needs of their families and themselves.

“This will be very helpful to us. At least moving forward, we won’t be sitting home and doing nothing. This will build our career and ensure that our time will be useful in the community and society,” T. Harriet Fahnbulleh, a catering student said.

Also, Martha Wonder, termed her selection on the program as a privilege and thanked the Friends of Tapson for such an empowerment, adding “You know sitting at home and doing nothing, people see you as less valued women so this trade school I am in, at least, it will give me the opportunity to not only help my family but also my nation at large.

The 40 beneficiaries have further pledged their commitment to end the learning circle and take full advantage of the opportunity, underscoring the scarcity of said initiative in the district and the country.

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