Paynesville — The Global Environmental Facility (GEF) has launched a Small-Grants Program to help young people, women and people with disabilities to protect the forest as a means of promoting the fight against climate change.
The Mission of Hope compound, Lower Johnsonville, Monrovia hosted the launch of the program.
The implementing partners are Mission of Hope for the Disabled (Feeding Liberia), Reformational Youth of Liberia Incorporated, Liberians United for Rescue Action and Liberians United for Rescue Action (LURA). They will work with community stakeholders to execute the project.
The Executive Director of the National Commission on Disability Daintowon Payee launched the initiative and praised Unity Nations Development Programs for their efforts in helping people living with disabilities in the country.
According to the Executive Director of the National Commission Disabilities Programs and Projects will make people with disabilities self-sufficient in society, according to the Executive Director.
Madam Bayee stated, “It’s a dream come true because there are many things we can do using our hands as persons with disabilities,”
Samuel K. Boakai serves as the National Coordinator for the Global Environmental Facility Grant Small. He explained to journalists the project was designed to provide the global environmental facility to young people, women, people with disabilities and to protect the forest to provide global environmental benefits to replace fossil fuels.
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Mr. Boakai stated that if you preserve the forest and reduce carbon emissions, you will benefit and Liberia will benefit more.
He said, “The CPO or NGO that works at the community level with community stakeholders, providing income and giving them small jobs, is called CPO.”
According to the National Coordinator for the Global Environmental Facility Grant – Small, the program will start in Montserrado County, with the plan to expand to other counties in the near future.
Victor A. Wilson, a physically challenged man, is the Executive Director of Mission of Hope Mission of Hope. He said that they are grateful for the Global Environmental Facility grant.
“We would like to express our deep gratitude to the Global Environmental Facility, for placing their trust in us. I ask that everyone take advantage of this program. Wilson said, “Make use of it.”
Many people spoke out at the Global Environmental Facility Grant Smalll to stress the importance of agriculture in order to achieve goal two of SDGs which talk about hunger.
FrontPageAfrica’s James Borbor said that “We had to put ourselves together to rise up to the occasion to feel ourself.”