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Computer School to begin Classes on April 1

Classes for Cycle 21 of the YMCA Computer Training Program will now begin on April 1, 2015 following a full day of orientation on Friday March 13, 2015 of new entrants into the program.

The training which is now being carried out in three categories will run from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm, and will run for four months under category one.

Category two will also run from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm for two months and classes will be held for two hours.

Category three will run for one month with classes being held five days weekly (four hours) from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and pm and 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

Since the establishment of the center in 2004, eleven thousand six hundred and thirteen (11,613) persons have been trained. Fifty three percent (53%) are females while forty seven percent (47%) are males.

Courses offered at the Liberia YMCA Computer School include Introduction to Computer System, Window- MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. At the intermediate level trainees undergo courses in Database Management, Layout Design, and Graphic Design among others.

 

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YMCA Mourns M&E Officer

Paying Tribute during the funeral of the Late John KarboStaff of the Liberia YMCA on Saturday, February 28, 2015 attended the funeral of the late John S. Karbo, who served the Liberia YMCA from 2009 to February 2015 as Monitoring and Evaluation Officer.

Mr. Karbo died in Monrovia on February 17, 2015 following a brief illness.

Delivering the homily was Reverend Father Rafael John Ariboma, Parish Priest of the Holy Innocents Parish in Monrovia.

Father Ariboma said the deceased had lived his life and the message was not for him, but rather the mourners. Father Ariboma said death is inescapable and when it comes to another person, there is less concern but when affected directly, then the reality is greatly felt.

“When death says it is time, it is time.” The Holy Innocents Parish Priest said. He challenged the mourners to seek God as the late Karbo did adding, “We do not know what is going to happen the next moment.”Mouners at Karbo's Funeral


“If one cannot choose God now, he or she cannot choose God at death.” Father Ariboma said.

Paying tribute on behalf of the Liberia YMCA, the National General Secretary and CEO, E. Edward Gboe said the Liberia YMCA is saddened by the passing away of one of its employees.

“Today we stand here on behalf of the Board and Staff of the Liberia YMCA to pay our tribute and console the bereaved family of the late Karbo. Despite his illness, he was emotionally stable.” The Liberia YMCA CEO said.

The Final Journey

Several organizations including organizations within the church, friends and family paid tribute to during the funeral, describing the late Karbo as a man loved by all and who will be truly missed. He was laid to rest following funeral service in Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.

The Late John Karbo

John Karbo: In his office at the YMCAheadquarters in Monrovia, Liberia


 

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YMCA Computer School Reopens in March

Partial view of some Students during cycle 20 Activities leading to the formal commencement of classes at the Liberia YMCA Youth Computer School in Monrovia have begun.

According to the Acting Coordinator of the school, Olando Flomo, classes will officially commence on March 2, 2015, while orientation is scheduled for February 27, 2015.

Registration for Cycle 21 of the Computer Training Program began in July of 2014, but was suspended due to the ebola outbreak in Liberia.

“Beginning Cycle 21, the training will be carried out in three categories.” Mr. Flomo said.

“Category one will run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, with eight sessions daily, and will last for four months. classes will be held for one hour, while category two will also run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with four sessions and two months of training and classes will be held for two hours.” Mr. Flomo told the YMCA Information Office.

Category three according to Mr. Flomo will last for one month and will run from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and from 2:00 pm t- 6:00 pm.

Since the establishment of the center in 2004, eleven thousand six hundred and thirteen (11,613) persons have been trained. Fifty three percent (53%) are females while forty seven percent (47%) are males.

Courses offered at the Liberia YMCA Computer School include Introduction to Computer System, Window- MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint. At the intermediate level trainees undergo courses in Database Management, Layout Design, and Graphic Design among others.

Emmanuel S. King, Jr.

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