In August 2023, Youth Crime Watch of Liberia announced a significant milestone in its journey. According to its new Executive Director, Madam Malay S.T. Wennah said that they have secured grant support from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in partnership with Green Cities to launch the “Reduction, Reuse, and Recycling of Waste Using a Municipal Solid Waste Management Approach that Promotes Employment” project. This project aims to make a positive impact on Montserrado County, Liberia. By focusing on sustainable waste management, it will create employment opportunities, foster entrepreneurship, and enhance the environment and public health.

Our project aligns with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are crucial for addressing global sustainability challenges. Through our work, we aim to make a meaningful contribution to these important goals. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to GIZ for their invaluable support, which is a cornerstone in the realization of our project’s positive outcomes. We also recognize the vital collaboration with Green Cities, which significantly enhances the success of this initiative.

Madam Malay S.T. Wennah, the Executive Director of YCWL, acknowledges the support from GIZ and the collaborative efforts with Green Cities. She emphasizes that their partnership is key to the success of this project. She expressed her hope for even more collaborations in the future, stating, “Our institution hopes that this endeavor will have a lasting impact on the community that we are working with and will serve as an example of how public-private partnerships can contribute to positive social and environmental outcomes.”