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Liberia: Global Environment Faculty Small Grants Program to Benefit People with Disability, Women and Elders in Liberia

Liberia: Global Environment Faculty Small Grants Program to Benefit People with Disability, Women and Elders in Liberia

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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.