As a UNV Civil Affairs Expert in Liberia working with the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) I organised unemployed youths in the country side in one of the Counties called River-Cess in clearing access roads and putting up washed away bridges using funds which were provided under the quick Impact projects. brought together about 500 youths in 10 different villages. at the end of the day we cleared and made over 60 kms of formerly impassable roads and bulit 8 bridges using big forest logs across water streams which at the end made it possible for the communities to bring their vegetables and small wood furniture for sale to the main access road to the capital town and the youths who got involved in the exercise got paid a stipend of 3 dollars a day they worked. My story futured in the UNV Monthly bulltin of UNMIL and can be accessed on the net. I felt that I had positively contributed to the mission objective as a UNV.
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