Youth & Community Development Worker @ YMCA Liberia
Lawrence has served young people both nationally and internationally through community service. He became president of the Monrovia YMCA youth Council and a youth representative to the board of directors of the Monrovia YMCA. During this time, he provided leadership and mentorship to young people in and around Monrovia. He later became the National Youth President of the Liberia YMCA and a member of the YMCA National Board steering committee on youth affairs. He extended his leadership role to other young people out of the YMCA through intellectual discourses, youth development training programs, field trips, site seeing, youth camps, among others.
Lawrence has significant experience in youth work, life skills, and livelihood development in community empowerment. He is currently a subject to Citizen (S2C) ambassador of the Africa Alliance of YMCAs. He is also serving as a change Agent of the world Alliance of the YMCAs. He served as leadership mentor for the USAID /YMCA advancing youth project. For training and youth development purposes, he has visited Prague, Czech Republic, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Togo, and USA. Based on his passion for youth development, he has extended his leadership contribution to other national youth and students’ organisations in the country including the Federation of Liberian Youth, Liberian national Student Union and the Mano River Union Youth Parliament.
He also contributed to the development and implementation of youth and community development projects in vulnerable communities in Liberia. Key target groups worked with include: vulnerable women and girls, disable, single female heads of household, EBOLA survivors, conflict-affected youths, school drop – out, local authorities, etc. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administrations degree in Business Management and Public Administration From the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU).