Liberia to Host 2018 AYEE Summit

first_imgMr. Pewee delivers press statement at YOCEL’s office Monrovia After it was earlier announced that the 2018 edition of the annual Youth Education and Empowerment Summit (AYEE Summit) was scheduled in Kigali, Rwanda, the organizers of the summit have now changed the venue to Monrovia, Liberia.According to the Founder and Executive Director of Youth Coalition for Education (YOCEL) Beyan F. Pewee, the decision to move the international youth event back to Liberia is based on the overwhelming support from the Liberian government, especially from the ministries of Education and Youth and Sports, including partners.It may be recalled that after a successful launch of the summit in 2017 at the Farmington Hotel in Margibi County, near the Roberts International Airport (RIA), a special organizing committee unanimously agreed to host the event in Rwanda, to give other young people the opportunity to aspire to greatness by becoming agents of positive change.“We realized later that Liberia needs the AYEE Summit the most, because this will serve as a golden opportunity to promote and enhance youth-related issues in line with the government’s ‘pro-poor agenda’ by showcasing the country’s talents at regional and international forum,” Pewee said.The essence of the summit is to ensure that young Liberians are given the opportunities to network and become productive citizens for sustainable future.“We have added a new edition called the ‘Brain Date,’ to give participants the chance to network with stakeholders, partners, donors, and entrepreneurs, to attract support for their individual activities and also expand their scope of operations,” Mr. Pewee said.He added, “We will also have more participants and experts in this 2nd edition who will educate and motivate the young people to greatness.”This year’s event will commence from November 18–22, with hundreds of young Liberians expected to participate, including former heads of states and top business and civil society leaders.Meanwhile, after several requests made by local and international delegates, the organizers have reduced the registration fees for the summit, with local delegates paying US$75, instead of US$180 as previously announced, while international delegates are to pay US$150.Over 120 delegates from 22 countries in Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East attended the summit last year in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sign This Petition to Name a Canadian Building After Nathan Fillion

first_img He doesn’t have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame or a caricature on the wall of Sardi’s.But actor Nathan Fillion may soon get his name on a park building in Edmonton, Canada.Lauren Hunter recently launched a Change.org petition to rename the Warehouse Campus Neighborhood Central Park after the Edmonton native.AdChoices广告“The City of Edmonton is turning downtown parking lots into a new Central Park that doesn’t have a name yet,” according to the online description.“To honor great Edmontonian actor Nathan Fillion,” Hunter wrote, “we propose we build a small building on this park, and call it… ‘The Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion.’”In just two weeks, the petition has garnered more than 9,000 signatures (my own included).Fans have been leaving messages of support, suggesting that “Brilliance deserves to be recognized” and “We deserve nice things.”“Whereas there used to be an A/V Club commenter named ‘It Takes a Nathan of Fillions,’ I think it’s extremely important to North American civilization that this tradition of Nathan Fillion-based workplay should continue,” David Buchmann wrote today.“I’m signing because it’s the right thing to do,” Terry Soucy stated simply.One person even suggested that a Nathan Fillion Civilian Pavilion would be reason enough to visit the Canadian city.Neither the Edmonton government nor Nathan Fillion immediately responded to a request for comment.Most famous for his roles as smart-mouthed space smuggler Captain Malcolm Reynolds in Joss Whedon’s sci-fi/western masterpiece Firefly (and later Serenity) and the ruggedly handsome crime writer Rick Castle in murder-mystery series Castle, Fillion has stayed busy over the years.(If you haven’t seen them yet, I highly recommend Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog and Con Man [not least of all because the latter also stars Alan “I am a leaf on the wind” Tudyk].)Fillion can currently be seen as LAPD cop John Nolan in The Rookie.More on Geek.com:Marvel Fans Create Petition Urging for the Return of Iron ManPetition Seeks to Sell Montana to Canada for $1 TrillionStephen Byrne’s Animated Firefly Trailer Needs to Become a Reality Stay on target This Uncharted Fan Film Proves Why Nathan Fillion is the Perfect Nathan …Santa Clarita Diet’s Second Season is Much More of a Sitcom last_img read more