Empowering youth for the conservation of nature
The Society for Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL) understands empowering youth is essential in conserving the ecosystem. For years, the non-profit organization continues to empower young professionals through hiring, training, and internship to enhance their capacity for the advancement of its operation. In continuation of this opportunity, recently, several [young and passionate] individuals have been hired by SCNL to serve in various capacity.
Edicia J. Borloh, SCNL Project Officer, “So far, the staff here are very welcoming. It has been amazing getting to know each staff. Joining SCNL, I am seeing lots of young faces, it is welcoming to see SCNL creating opportunity for young people to get involved into issues concerning the environment. There are many species out there unprotected, SCNL’s tireless effort to conserve nature is helping to protect these species”.
Matthew Williams, Livelihood Officer, SCNL, “I have worked for SCNL before, the experience was good. Through SCNL, I was sent to Sierra Leone on a cross exchange visit. An experience, I have always been grateful for. Since 2018, SCNL has been helpful to me…I am counting on them to keep up the good work, continued to empower youth in the agricultural and forestry sectors for the betterment of Liberia. To the new staff, let’s work as a team because we all are from a diverse background, but collectively, we can achieve the [goal and aspiration] of SCNL”.
Charlene Jallah-Freeman, SCNL Coordinator for the GEF-FOLUR Project, “SCNL is welcoming, the staff smile often, and SCNL is trying its best to secure a healthy environment for the workforce. Most of the animals, and herbs we normally see, are difficult to see nowadays due to the problems surrounding conservation. SCNL is doing well to restore the forest, not only for [us], but the future generation. I want SCNL to keep up the good work for the continuous upliftment of the organization”.
Servah Johnson, Intern/Research Technician, “As an intern, I have learned a lot about SCNL’s loan project, and conservation. My parents are proud of me because of the exposure received at SCNL. I am grateful to SCNL for the opportunity to keep learning”.
Edward Hallowanger Jr., SCNL Community Mobilization Officer, “I feel comfortable joining SCNL. I am new, but I am ready to be committed, and objective to meet deadlines. I want SCNL to continue with conservation program so the forest can be protected for future generation”.
Clara K. Mallah, SCNL Policy Advocacy and Communication Officer, “Globally, the human race depends on the climate. We have to maintain the environment for everyone to have a home. Joining SCNL is another excellent opportunity to keep the ‘team and the public’ abreast about SCNL’s activities. Great team at SCNL! It is a privilege to be a part of an initiative gearing to transform the environment”.
Monica Glassco, Receptionist, SCNL, “My first impression at SCNL is that the staff are caring, loving and associative, interactive, and accepts everyone. My job is important, I do smile, welcome staff and visitors politely because the first impression is from me. It is like I am the face of SCNL, everyone passes through me before entering the building, I have to treat everyone with respect for a smooth operation. I tell SCNL thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve”.
Jeremiah Z. Koyai, Intern/Research Technician, “I am here as an intern, even though I have researched for SCNL in time past. As a student, joining SCNL, it has been helpful. The motivation received from SCNL has given me a broader perspective because I am hoping to advance my education in conservation because I too want to help fight climate change. To the staff, and SCNL in general, I say thank you for keeping our forest protected”.
Prince Cooper, Driver, SCNL, “I am a new driver, I feel good joining SCNL. Before joining SCNL, I didn’t have much knowledge about the different species of animals, and why they’re essential to protect them. It is at SCNL, I am learning to know important of protecting animals and the forest. The working relationship
s is good, the staff have made me feel like home”.
Yuconjay Noyu Barchue, SCNL Loan Officer, “ I am a developer, and a social worker, with over 15 years of experience working with international and national institutions. I am very happy to be here with SCNL…as staff, we come from different backgrounds, but the working relationship is good. We spend more time with colleagues at work, so it is important we build [good relationships] to keep working safely. I love to be challenged, and what SCNL is into is environmental, an initiative that is helping to keep the environment safe. The animals have lives, and I feel they should be given a chance to live because they have the right to live. The forest also must be protected for the next generation, so, SCNL is doing a good job. Thanks to SCNL for giving me the opportunity to serve, and I hope management keeps motivating the staff for the success of the institution.
Alexander Z. Forkpa, Monitoring, and Evaluation Officer, SCNL, “I am new at SCNL, but the environment is fine. The staff are friendly and some are already helping me to enhance my work. I am here to monitor the activities of people in the field, basically to compare the target versus the actual. I am ready to go into the field, and ensure what needs to be achieved, is achieved for the growth of SCNL. I hope for constant cooperation and teamwork among staff to enable the staff and the institution to achieve its aims and SCNL objectives.