MONROVIA – The Rainbow Alliance (RA) has launched what it describes as “I Am Somebody Youth Power Campaign”, a strategy designed to encourage the development of self-esteem, confidence and respect in the youths of Liberia.
According to Z. Kwaque Coleman, RA National Vice Chairman for Public Affairs, the campaign was launched in Miatta Town, Todee, District No. 1, Montserrado County, over the weekend by the Standard Bearer of the Rainbow Alliance, Reginald B. Goodridge, Sr.
In a keynote statement during the occasion, the former Minister of Information under President Charles Ghankay Taylor noted that unless the young people of Liberia receive proper education, the future of the country is doomed. He said the critical aspects of improving education for the young people is retraining of teachers and increasing their salary and benefits, the provision of laboratories in all high schools and colleges, and the setting up of libraries across the country.
Mr. Goodridge said the CDC government has betrayed the young people of Liberia by ignoring their education, but instead, is spending millions of US dollars on useless vanity projects, and foreign trips for the benefit of the enjoyment of the elites.
During the launch of the “I Am Somebody Youth Power Campaign,” the Rainbow Alliance donated T-shirts, copybooks and pencils to dozens of elementary school students, and made a commitment to provide medical supplies for the community and help improve the school facilities.
The occasion was graced by Town chiefs from seven clans around Todee, as well as District Education Officers, medical practitioners, youth and women organizations, and a host of well-wishers.
In several remarks, the Chiefs, Elders and heads of organizations applauded the historic efforts of the Rainbow Alliance for selecting the remote township of Miatta Town to launch the youth power campaign. They noted that unlike other political parties that focus their resources in Monrovia, the Rainbow Alliance has given respect to rural dwellers to help open the eyes of the under-privileged children.