The Varney Taylor Foundation (VTF) based in the United States of America has donated the amount of 100,000 Liberian Dollars check to the Youth Exploring Solutions (YES) to foster Youth Leadership Conference in Liberia.
According to a member of the foundation based in Liberia, Varmunyah S. Sheriff, who presented the check to the Founder of YES Thursday, December 10, 2020 at a local hotel in Monrovia, told newsmen that VTF founder, Cllr. Varney Taylor based in the United States of America has contributed this amount to help YES conduct youth leadership conferences across the nation.
Mr. Sheriff stated that the foundation has contributed to the needs of many Liberians in different sectors and saw the need to empower YES in championing the development of Liberian youth potential through leadership confabs.
He noted that YES is expected to hold youth leadership conference in the month of December 2020 and the little donation is the Varney Taylor’s way of enhancing the organization’s preparation for the upcoming event in the country.
Receiving the donation, the Founder and Executive Director of YES, Atty. Stephen B. Lavalah expressed delight and appreciation to VTF for contributing to the youth leadership conference intended to transform the leadership ability of youth in post war Liberia.
Atty. Lavalah stressed that it is crucial to explore the leadership potential of Liberian youth to drive the growth and development of Liberia in the near future.
He pinpointed that this year marks the 10th anniversary of YES’s Youth Leadership Conference and the conference is expected to host 140 young people from across the nation to participate in a two-day leadership conference in Monrovia.
He noted that since 2011, YES has been holding youth leadership conferences on difference leadership skills in various counties about different aspects of leadership abilities in entrepreneurship, conflict resolutions, environmental awareness, civic responsibilities among others.
Atty. Lavalah maintained that it has been realized that Liberia lacks leadership ability to foster adequate social cohesion and economic development to transform living standard of people.
He indicated that this year youth leadership conference will bring together speakers from abroad and local to motivate young people about enhancing their leadership abilities for the betterment of Liberia.