BRIDGE-U Liberia Awards Several Liberian Entrepreneurs, Others

MONROVIA – BRIDG-U Liberia in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded at least nine enterprising Liberians in entrepreneurship, health and business development. 

The award followed a nine-month intensive training sessions conducted by the organization with participants drawn out from different walks of life and mentored by trained foreign facilitators.

BRIDGE-U: Liberia, based at the University Of Liberia College of Health Sciences, is a five-year program aimed at advancing Liberia’s national development goals in health and health sciences education.

The project, according to the organizers, is a public- private –academic hub for research utilization, inter-professional training, innovation, and knowledge generation in Liberia.

Speaking at the ‘Creation Prize Awards Program’ held at the Royal Hotel in Monrovia Tuesday, July 18, 2023, Chelsea Plyler, Project Director at BRIDGE U: Liberia, said the program is about teaching, learning, and innovation within the medical sector.

According to Madam Pyler, it was a unique opportunity to have selected the participants to be drawn out from a rigorous process. 

Madam Pyler expressed hope that the participants will harness the skills gained for personal development and contribute to the national growth of the country.

She further stressed that innovation and entrepreneurship trainings, mentorship, and venture incubation are part of the programs

“We are proud that the participants have come up successful in this process and although they have demonstrated the willingness to learn,” she stated.

Also speaking, Dr. Plenseh Paye McClain, CTLI Deputy Director, disclosed that the project was hugely supported by Bridge U’s longstanding partner, USAID with the provision of at least US$50,000 towards the awards and operation of the training duration. 

Madam McClain expressed excitement with the excellent performance of the participants and their phenomenal instructors and team of judges who guided the course of the training.

In response, Leelah F. Clarke, a participant who specialized in health entrepreneurship advancement rained praises on Bride-U for the opportunity including those whose investments have optimized their knowledge. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity and can only wish that will the skills gained, I can top into the very best of my endeavors,” he said. 

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