The Youth Rising Project- helping to promote women & girls in the fields of STEM and TVET
20 March 2023
Finding women in male-dominated fields in Liberia is challenging.
However, as part of the Youth Rising project's goals to increase female participation, we are thrilled to share the inspiring story of Josephine Wata Sama-Roberts on this International Women’s Day. Josephine is a Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Power Electrical Teacher Trainee, sponsored by the European Union and the Government of Sweden, studying at the Mopani Central Training Centre.
We celebrate Josephine Wata Sama-Roberts and every other woman who is working to increase the representation of women in STEM and TVET fields. These women serve as role models and encourage other women and girls to pursue technical courses, ultimately leading to increased gender equality and economic empowerment.
On this International Women's Day and in line with the global theme "Innovating with Technology to promote gender equality", let us celebrate the achievements of women like Josephine Wata Sama-Roberts, and commit to furthering the progress of women in all areas of society. Happy International Women's Day!
The Youth Rising Project is funded by the European Union and Government of Sweden, implemented by UNIDO in Liberia.
This story is part of a series from the UNCG in Liberia in commemoration of IWD and Women's Month.
Gradiah Walker Bou Hussein
Associate Development Coordination Officer
Programme Communications & Advocacy