Liberia YMCA Begins 46th General Assembly in Monrovia
The 46th General Assembly of the Liberia YMCA has begun in Monrovia. The Assembly began with a colorful indoor program in the Eugene H. Cooper Conference Hall of the Liberia YMCA.
Delivering the keynote address was the Bishop of the Episcopal Church of Liberia, The Most Reverend Jonathan B. B. Hart.
Bishop Hart hailed the work of the YMCA in Liberia reminiscing on the formation of the YMCA in England and to Liberia in 1881 by Bishop Samuel David Fegurson and the expansion of the YMCA to Monrovia and other areas.
He also highlighted the work of the Liberia YMCA in the areas of youth development to psychosocial health to partnership with international organizations, taking special notice of the YMCA's intervention in the Ebola crisis.
Earlier, the National General Secretary of the Liberia YMCA, E. Edward Gboe welcomed delegates and invited guests to the assembly.
his year’s assembly is held under the theme: “Empowering Young People for the Africa We Want.”
The assembly will be held for 2 days and will begin see the presentation of a new strategic plan of the YMCA on day one. The second day of the assembly will be the formal business session, following which, there will be elections and
induction of new officers of the National Board of the YMCA.
The National General Assembly is held once every four years, and convenes to review and amend policies, by-laws and constitution of the Liberia YMCA, as well as elect a new corp of officers for a four- year term.
In similar development, the National Youth Council of the Liberia YMCA has elected a new Youth Council for a 4 year term.
The Assembly runs from March 28-30, 2017 in Gbarnga, Bong County. The National Youth Council is the decision- making structure of the YMCA that grooms young leaders for leadership and service to their communities. At the end of the assembly, a new leadership of the Youth Council will be elected.
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