AEL, Tearfund Graduate 125 Ebola Survivors

first_imgThe Association of Evangelicals of Liberia (AEL) in collaboration with Tearfund, yesterday graduated 125 Ebola survivors in the art of soap making. At the closing exercise at the New Life Bible Church in St. Francis Community in Jacob Town, which included activities such as drama, singings and recitation of poems, some of the graduates walked away with several gifts.The Director of Banking at the Central Bank of Liberia, Richard Walker, who served as the guest speaker, described the training as a milestone that will help provide livelihoods for the beneficiaries and their families.“I want to appreciate you for taking advantage of this training opportunity to improve yourselves and become self sufficient,” Mr. Walker said.He admonished the graduates to take advantage of the training opportunity to explore other avenues that would help them create jobs for themselves and others.In remarks, Tearfund Country Representative, Tizazu Adamu, expressed appreciation for the hosting of such a training aimed at supporting Ebola survivors as part of the Association’s recovery initiatives.“Every long journey starts with a single step, and now that you have started the process we believe that you have acquired great skills that could transform you and your families to obtain a better life,” Mr. Adamu told the graduates. Tearfund, he said, is partnering with AEL in providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene education, confronting gender based violence, and reducing the prevalence and effects of HIV and AIDS.Reverend Dr. Nuwoe-James Kiamu, President of AEL Board of Governors, told the graduates that their decision to acquire additional skills shows that they are heading for development, adding, “You are a part of the solution to the country’s problems and not part of the problems.”Rev Dr. Kiamu said while others are sitting and complaining about opportunities that have not come their way, “you are standing and channeling your challenges into opportunities by adding beauty to life through the skill you acquired.”“I challenge you to remain intuitive, focused and industrious as you step out to change your life and the lives of many other Liberians.” Reverend Ebenezer M. Binda, Project Coordinator of AEL, said 18 communities are currently benefiting from the Ebola Recovery Project, which started in April 2015 with the aim of providing livelihood to Ebola survivors in Margibi and Montserrado Counties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

PREP FOOTBALL ROUNDUP Chadwick maintains its focus

first_img“We kept our focus the whole game and never let up,” Mavredakis said. Defensively, Chadwick surrendered only 23 total yards to St. Monica, which didn’t get a first down until the last minute of the game. “Obviously, it was a one-sided game,” Chadwick coach Gary Willison said. “What I was really happy about was how well our defense played.” – Geoffrey Nielsen Brown wins it for Waves South Bay Lutheran scored a touchdown and added a two-point conversion in the final minutes to defeat host Avalon, 51-50, in Catalina. Avalon (4-1) led, 50-43, but South Bay Lutheran’s Elijah Brown scored on a 9-yard touchdown run. South Bay Lutheran (5-0) decided to go for the win and took the lead on a Brown two-point conversion run. Avalon led, 36-29, at halftime, but South Bay Lutheran took the lead when Tyrod Anderson opened the second half with a 46-yard kick return touchdown. Avalon responded with two more touchdowns, but Brown, who rushed 14 times for 150 yards and four touchdowns took over in the fourth quarter, opening the quarter with a 60-yard touchdown run and scoring on the game winning 9-yard run. Rolling Hills Prep rallies Jacob Serrano threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Green with two seconds left, and Rolling Hills Prep rallied for a 12-12 tie with visiting Joshua Springs in a nonleague game. Kicking woes plagued both teams all afternoon, and Rolling Hills (4-0-1) missed the extra-point attempt that would have won the game. The Huskies had to settle for a tie with Southern California’s top-ranked eight-man program. It was the fourth missed extra point of the game between the two squads. Rolling Hills got possession for its game-winning score after Joshua Springs (4-0-1) came up short on a fourth-and-3 with a little more than a minute left in the game. Serrano finished 16-for-22 for 154 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Instead of going around him, Mavredakis hurdled over a teammate on his way to a 45-yard touchdown. On the third punt, St. Monica decided to kick away from Mavredakis, so far away in fact that the ball sailed over the fence and out of the stadium. “I thought we played excellent,” Mavredakis said. “We sometimes have a problem of playing to the level of competition and today I think we kept our focus throughout the game.” Magee had an efficient, productive afternoon, completing 12 of 13 passes for 188 yards and the six touchdowns. Magee’s favorite target was Tim Watson, who had five catches for 113 yards and three touchdowns. From staff reports Andy Magee threw six touchdown passes and George Mavredakis had 285 all-purpose yards and a pair of punt returns for touchdowns as Chadwick scored on every possession in a 70-0 nonleague drubbing of St. Monica on Saturday afternoon at Chadwick. Chadwick improved to 4-0; St. Monica is 0-4. After returning the first punt 75 yards for a touchdown, Mavredakis took the second punt, faked to the left, then quickly cut back to the right, directly into the path of one of his own players. last_img read more