On December 24, 1989, the news of rebel invasions was announced and the entire country was completely engulfed with fear. Many thought it would a coup that would last for a couple of days. However, in the aftermath the country was badly hit, depriving the youths and children to go to school for the past 15 years.
This created a brain-drained situation at the moment in our country. Children and youths are languishing around without an opportunity to pursue higher education and acquire vocational skills. The result is that nowadays they are not qualified to actively participate in the reconstruction process of Liberia. Instead, they were trained by war-lords as child-soldiers to carry out their own agenda.
Now the silence of guns were followed by democratically elected Government, and the need to prepare Liberians in and out for the task of national rebuilding and healing becomes unavoidable.
We, as Liberians, believe that the reconstruction process depends on the skills one acquire and what one has to offer. CYE also hold the belief that there cannot be sustained peace and development, when the minds are not liberated from the yoke of illiteracy, lack of vocational skills and ideas to move forward.
It is against this background that the educational program was established to serve a conduit to genuine peace, development and peaceful co-existence.
The goal of this program is to provide opportunities for both academic and vocational skills training, and basic education on health and sanitation.
The CYE Educational program offers the followings: