A Look at Branches and Program Centers of the Liberia YMCA
The YMCA of Liberia was established on August 10, 1881. Since its founding, the YMCA has grown in age and has expanded to several parts of Liberia from Monrovia to Ganta and Yekepa in Nimba County to Unification Town and Kakata in Margibi County as well as Gbarnga in Bong County and Zorzor in Lofa County and Zwedru in Grand Gedeh County. The Oldest branch is the Monrovia YMCA Branch.
Branches of the YMCA of Liberia
- Monrovia YMCA
- Ganta YMCA
- Yekepa YMCA
- Unification Town YMCA
- Gbarnga YMCA
- Zwedru YMCA
- Kakata YMCA
- Zorzor YMCA
The Ganta YMCA
The Ganta YMCA is one of many Liberia YMCA branches which runs a school and a Youth Computer Training Center.
Ideally located in Central Ganta (Gbatu Quarter), near the Guinea road, the center is an attractive place for young people. Since its formation in the mid 90s, the center has hosted program and activities for thousands of young people from the county and beyond transforming their lives and reshaping their thoughts, while at the same time preparing their hands for inclusion into the economy of Liberia.
Currently, the Ganta YMCA Youth Center runs:
A media resource center funded by internews. This Resource Center which the purpose of providing:
§ Quality and improved documentation and reportage by journalists
§ Increased knowledge of young people on policy reform processes, policy document, bills and concession documents, sports and other essential information inclusive of investigative journalism on socio economic and political processes that bills that have been passed by law makers and published by electronics and print.
The intent of the Media Resource Center is for:
· Journalists have increased access to free internet facility and basic information to enhance investigative reporting;
· Citizen journalists, local Journalist and young people including students will have increased access to information technology
through the Media Resource Center
· Rural Journalists will have improved skills and knowledge in sourcing for the right information and facts to support proper
· Citizen Journalists and the community will have improved access to accurate and information and
Increased use of the internet services to support print and electronic media reporting and student governance advocacy.
The Media resource center is headed by Allen Kollie whp is the Resource Officer
In collaboration with the National YMCA of Liberia and ZOA, the branch implements a Community Based Sociotherapy program known as the ZOA Project and runs a community school from Grades 1-12th providing quality academic program to hundreds of young people at low cost.
Jamesetta Monah Cooper is the Branch Coordinator, while Charles D. Gonleh is the Acting Program Assistant.
Contact details Ganta YMCA Branch
Jamesetta Monah Cooper
Cell# (+231) 886 – 583697 / 776 – 404568
Charles D. Gonleh
Acting Program Assistant
Cell # (231) 888 – 953079 / 778 – 606459