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

FURY AS TEENAGE DRUNKS WRECK JAMBOREE

first_imgOne fan’s foot today after she was trampledDONEGAL music fans have spoken of their terror at a country music jamboree in Co Tyrone – after teenage thugs vomited over them.Thousands of people from all over the North West descended on the Jamboree in the Park in Fintona last night.Derek Ryan and Nathan Carter were headlining the event. “The place was coming down with 14-year-olds and most of them were blocked out of their heads,” said one Donegal country music fan.“The place was jammed full and I was seriously afraid of what could happen.“At one stage a teenager came up to our table and vomited over us. It was mayhem, with one way in and one way out.”Fans have been getting their money back from organisers today. Thousands of people who had tickets to the event were refused entry, with several bus loads from Donegal turned away.Several people say they were trampled in the massive crowds – with one fan posting a picture of her sister’s badly bruised leg afterwards.You can see loads more comments on the event here:https://www.facebook.com/jamboreeinthepark?fref=ts  FURY AS TEENAGE DRUNKS WRECK JAMBOREE was last modified: November 3rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FURY AS TEENAGE DRUNKS WRECK JAMBOREElast_img read more

AMBITIOUS PLAN TO OPEN NEW DONEGAL DISTILLERY

first_imgA CO Donegal parish has announced its plans to open a distillery – to produce both whiskey and legal poteen.The plans for Carrick and Glencolmcille in south west Donegal could create up to 25 jobs in an area devastated by emigration.It’s part of an ambitious plan to extend the stay of hundreds of thousands of people who come to see Ireland’s highest sea cliffs at Sliabh Liag. The parish council has been given the backing of the man behind Ireland’s only Irish-owned distillery in Dingle, Co Kerry.“Glencolmcille has had a reputation for generations for its poitin,” said Margaret Cunningham, an entrepreneur and native of the village of Carrick.“We know that 200,000 people come here every year to see the cliffs at Sliabh Liag but then they leave again and there is very little spend in the local community.“Our plans would include a distillery making whiskey and poitin, a visitor centre explaining the history of area and a café and bar. “We have investors on board and we are moving to the design stage now.”An application for a license to distill is being completed.Oliver Hughes, the man behind the Dingle Distillery, has given the Glencolmcille parish council advice on their plans.“Like Dingle, we are a Gaeltacht area which has lost many people to emigration. All my own father’s grandchildren live abroad for example, they’re Americans, English and Greeks,” said Margaret, the former MD of a design company.“We believe we can create 25 jobs, which for an area like here, is a huge boost.” The plans have also been given the approval of Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar who spent his summer holidays last year in the area, walking the hills around Sliabh Liag.“It’s a fabulous idea for the area which is one of the most beautiful places on the island,” he said recently.“Along with micro-breweries, small distilleries have huge potential for job creation and can act as extra visitor attractions in areas like this.”Margaret Cunningham is hopeful. “You just have to look at north Antrim. People go there to see the Giant’s Causeway and a visit to the Bushmills distillery is part of the attraction,” she said.An artist’s impression of the proposed distilleryAMBITIOUS PLAN TO OPEN NEW DONEGAL DISTILLERY was last modified: May 30th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CarrickdistilleryGlencolmcilleIrish whiskeypoitinwhiskeylast_img read more