Soros Supports ORT Project for ex-Child Soldiers

George Soros’s Open Society Institute (OSI) has donated $1 million to a Liberian Youth Training and Employment project run under the auspices of World ORT’s International Cooperation Department (ORT IC). The project will directly help 1,000 young people who missed out on school because of the wars gain vital practical skills through an apprenticeship initiative.

An ORT IC expert is in Liberia this week to lay the groundwork for implementing the year-long program, which will also provide business development support so that businesses can be in a position to hire the apprentices they are currently helping to train.

Additional information is available on the ORT website.