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Vice President of Republic of Liberia Inaugurates Humanity First Vocational and Technical Training Institute

On November 24, 2011, the official opening of the Humanity First Vocational and Technical Training Institute took place with the Vice President of the Republic of Liberia, Dr. Joseph N. Boakai, as the chief guest and keynote speaker. More than twenty dignitaries attended the ceremony, including the Honorary Consul General of India, Mr. Upjit Singh Sachdeva, Commanding Officer of Pakistan Army's UN Peacekeeping Force in Monrovia, Lieutenant Colonel Shafique Ahmad and Liberian government officials.

The Humanity First Vocational and Technical Training Institute in Monrovia, Liberia began its first session on October 3, 2011. The institute is fully equipped with several mechanical workshop and practical labs. There are currently 216 students enrolled in nine trades that offer six-month diploma courses. The industry response to job placements and internships for the future institute graduates has been overwhelming.

The Vice President noted his gratefulness on the start of the institute and elaborated on how this institute will contribute towards the key needs of the Liberian economy. He stated, "The Liberian government believes that everyone benefits when we invest in education. Education transforms the individual lives, empowering people to pursue their dream of a better life and expand their human potential."

Due to the innovative curriculum and unique skill set offered by experienced teachers at the institute, the Liberian government is expanding on its partnership with Humanity First Vocational and Technical Training Institute to setup training programs in collaboration with government technical institutes. Keeping in view the appreciation of the students, local communities and support of the Government of Liberia, Humanity First is already planning for further expansion of the institute. Humanity First is committed to contribute actively towards development and strengthening of the local economy and transforming lives of the people of Republic of Liberia.

For more information about the Humanity First Vocational and Technical Training Institute in Liberia, please click here.

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