Millennium Youth Village (MIYOVI) Liberia
Organized by: Kaprie Kanu
The absence of viable socio-economic programs for Liberian youths, making up 55% of the country's total population, remains a serious challenge. Majority of them within rural communities are living on less than $1 per day, leading to their migration to urban areas and foreign countries in search of greener pastures. Tackling these problems at community levels with innovative and sustainable approaches will support their developments. The Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) Liberia is establishing the "Millennium Youth Village (MIYOVI)”. Our inclusive approaches consist of equal participation of community youth, disabled and non-disabled males and females at all levels for collective solutions. MIYOVI approaches in tackling the above mentioned problems include interventions such as Human Resource Development, Food-security, health and Social services, Renewable energy, Information Technologies, Enterprise developments, and environmental protection. MIYOVI is aiming at providing innovative, inclusive and sustainable approaches for the reduction of poverty and promotion of inclusive developments among youth at community/village level in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Liberia. Our inclusive approaches consist of equal participation of community youth, disabled and non-disabled, male and female, at all levels for collective solutions to community problems.