As part of our preparatory work to bring Brain Education to Liberia, two young officials from the Ministry of Education in Monrovia, came to New York for 10 days to participate in IBREA's World Youth Leadership (WYL) Program.
Through our conversation with the Ministry of Education in the development of our initiative in Liberia, we both considered it important to engage local people in our implementation team. This is both for reasons of sustainability of the project -- so they can carry on and continue with the education once the IBREA team leaves the country and eventually integrate it in the Ministry's curriculum-- and also because they are able to communicate more effectively with their nationals and thus serve as a valuable bridge in the whole process of implementing our project.
Twelve young people from different corners of the world took part in the WYL program. They participated in lectures and interactive presentations by representatives from UN agencies, UN country Missions, UN-accredited NGOs, followed by a 4-day intensive Brain Education training outside the city.
Harrietta and Monen, from the Liberian Ministry of Education, engaged very actively with the group and with the lecturers and trainers. Harrietta shared at the end of the education that "this was the best experience of my life". Monen was inspired to be the "Brain Education representative in my country". They are now fully motivated and well-equiped to be a part of our team in Liberia!
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