FeJAL President Admonishes CWI Graduates To Remain Steadfast… As 17 Young Women complete courses in Culinary Arts

By: Laymah Kollie

Monrovia-April 22,2024-: As the quest for women and girls empowerment increases, women development is an unbending needs that cannot be overlooked by society.

From this backdrop, the Creative Women Initiative School of Culinary Art on Saturday graduated seventeen students from its three months pastry program.

The program held on 12th street at the J J Roberts Auditorium brought together students, parents, faculty, local and national leaders to include the President of the Female Journalists Association of Liberia.

During the ceremony, FEJAL’s President madam Lisa Diasay served as keynote speaker. In her keynote address, President Diasay cautioned graduates to remain steadfast in implementing the knowledge gained through the three months program.

She told members of the 6th graduating convocation that though it is an event of their dedication and hard work but it also marks the beginning of their career journey.

The women leader admonished the newly certified chefs to look beyond graduation and reflect on the power of self-employment, women entrepreneurship and how other women are shifting the narratives.

“Today marks not only the culmination of your hard work and dedication but also the beginning of a new chapter filled with endless possibilities and opportunities. As we gather here to commemorate your graduation, it’s crucial to reflect on the transformative power of self-empowerment and women entrepreneurship in shaping not only individual lives but also entire communities and nations” she said.

The Sustainable Development Goal number five focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Goal 5 underscores the importance of ensuring equal opportunities for women and girls, empowering them to fulfill their potential and contribute meaningfully to society.

However, this vocational program spearheaded by the visionary leadership of Juah Doeyou is a tangible manifestation of goal 5.

“But beyond personal empowerment, your graduation today holds profound implications for national development and the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. As empowered women entrepreneurs, you have the potential to drive economic growth, create jobs, and foster innovation. Your businesses will not only contribute to the local economy but also serve as catalysts for social progress and gender equality” she added.

Madam Diasay then encouraged the young entrepreneurs to seize every opportunity with courage and determination, and never underestimate the impact that they have on the world.

Meanwhile, the graduates appreciated the Chief Executive Officer of Creative Women Initiative for the opportunities granted to them. They further lavished praises on madam Juah Doeyou(CEO of CWI) while promising to fully implement the knowledge acquired.
“We are so happy for acquiring knowledge for the pass three months and we want to assure you that we will make maximum used of it” Chef Rita Lamin said.

Also, sharing her experience through the three months program, Samline Yini applauded madam Doeyou for her mentorship. According to the mentee, it has been a wonderful experience for her in the program.
“I came to this program without any knowledge, but now, I can bake well and I have established my own business”.

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