Tuesday, June 18, 2013 08:56
CET Launches Children Vocational Basketball Program
Story by Edwin G. Wandah
Calvary Empowerment Team- CET a non-profitable children empowerment organization currently providing basic empowerment skills to hundreds of Liberian kids in the country last Friday launched its program which will see more than hundreds of school-going kids between the ages of 6 to 19 benefiting.
The program which took place at the Tubman High Auditorium brought together more than fifty kids portraying various kinds of talents.
Reading a brief history of the Organization, CET Executive Director Samuel T. Duo explained the importance of parents sending their kids to explore those many challenges currently offered by his Organization.
He said CET has over the years trained over hundreds of Liberian kids who still want to be identified with the program.
According to Executive Duo, there are lots of opportunities awaiting the Liberian kids and it will be expedient for parents to keep them busy during the vacation time.
Also speaking to the INQUIRER, Janjay A. Bryant, Program Assistant of CET extended gratitude to parents who have their children in the program.
The CET Program Assistant said with other partners like Right to Play, Liberia- Ghana Missions, B4 Youth Theatre, Child Fund Liberia, CET has been able to come this far by adequately handling the many activities for the growth of the Liberian children.
She said although there are challenges with the children on one hand, and parents on the other hand, but according to her, CET has been able to overcome these many challenges with the passion each member of the group has.
Sampling the views of some of the students, little Thelma Smith, a 10-year old girl and a 5th grade student of the Mary Lauren School of Excellence said a country that cannot offer programs for children's growth is treading on a negative path.
She thanked the officials of CET for initiating such a unique program designed to promote the educational and social lives of Liberian kids.
In the same vein, Joan Christensen who has been part of CET's Vacation Program for more than two years said Liberia will only have good future leaders if and only if programs of such are initiated in the country.
In closing, the Keynote Speaker who is the Reverend of the Afallait Church in Liberia encouraged the kids for leaving all the pleasures outside and devoting their time to learn some important skills.
Presently, CET is providing basic skills in Cultural Traditional Dances, Gender Based Violence- GBV, HIV/AIDS, Personal Hygiene, and the Triple IT Program.
CET Programs are being sponsored by CBC, Total Liberia, and PAN AFRICAN ENGINEERING GROUP.
The program was attended by delegates from MCC, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented by Baba Sillah, B4 Youth Theatre and hosts of Media Institutions.
The program will be climaxed by series of basketball matches which will see L-GM Smart Kids vs CET Babies, TOTAL Defenders vs Positive Teens, and Challengers vs Kids Defenders.