YONER-Liberia Ends One-Day GIST TechConnect Event

By Mafanta Kromah

The Youth Network for Reform (YONER-Liberia), in partnership with US Embassy on Tuesday March 4, 2017 ended a one-day GIST TectConnect event in improving and promoting entrepreneurship, innovation, science and technology for youth empowerment and socioeconomic development in the country.


Speaking on the topic, “building and supporting your start-up community”, Christina D. Taylor, the National Sale Manager Cellcom Technologies who served as the 1st Motivational Speaker noted that entrepreneurship is the act of taking up a risk to start-up a business with the hope of getting a profit.


She said an entrepreneur is a person with passion to move from being an employee to an employer, noting that it should be a way that will benefit the community.

Madam Taylor stressed that being an entrepreneur is to avoid the ’30 days Notice’, which she described as working for someone and fear to start your own business because of failure.


She maintained that it is good to start business with Other People Money (OMP) which includes loans, partners and government money and apply passion to move to another stage of the business.


She encouraged young entrepreneurs to dream big, always make a positive decision, be doer, with determination.

She said dedication to what one is doing is very important along with devotion and detailed understanding of what they are doing.

Madam Taylor who is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Liberia and the owner of a real estate Eagles Landing Apartment Inc. is noted for promoting women professional development.


At the same time, the Manager of ICampus, Luther Jeke urged young entrepreneurs to be more creative in whatever part of entrepreneurship they are involved with.

He said they should create sustainable ideas that can go beyond people expectations and collaborate with their fellow young people that might have the same ore similar idea.


Jeke noted that ICampus is willing to help any young entrepreneur that has great ideas especially in agriculture.


YONER-Liberia is a non governmental organization that seeks to promote the talent of young people through entrepreneurship, innovation, science and technology. It also seeks to promote development through the skills of young Liberians.