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Meet Trinicious Wesseh, 16, USAID Mission Director in Liberia for the day

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Meet Trinicious Wesseh, 16, USAID Mission Director in Liberia for the day

It is a fact that when we invest in girls ‘rights and girls’ education, the benefits are felt not only in individual households, but in economies as a whole.

MONROVIA, Liberia, October 13, 2021 / APO Group / –

Trinicious Wesseh, a 16-year-old grade 11 student at Levi C. Williams High School in Monrovia, took over the role of USAID’s mission director in Liberia today. October 11 was International Day of the Girl, and the U.S. Embassy joins the global community in celebrating this important day by giving Trinicious the opportunity to lead.

After arriving at the Embassy, ​​Trinicious immediately got to work. She visited all USAID staff and held meetings with office managers. She also attended the weekly USAID senior management meeting and met with the many other embassy offices. At the end of his busy day, Trinicious reflected on the impact of the US mission in Liberia and his opportunity to be part of the team: “USAID has a very visible impact on the lives of Liberians. I am very happy to have had the opportunity to see and work with those responsible for USAID’s work in Liberia, and my time at USAID will positively affect my career decisions.

Trinicious hopes to be a diplomat in the future. She has certainly proven today that she has the potential to achieve this goal. After his meeting with Ambassador Michael McCarthy, he noted, “Considering what we saw from Trinicious today, we expect great things from her! Trinicious is also passionate about empowering girls and women in Liberia and around the world. Voices like hers will help lead the international community towards a more equitable society for girls in the future.

USAID’s Mission Director in Liberia, Jim Wright, noted that unfortunately there are still social barriers preventing women from being promoted to high-level positions, commonly referred to as the “glass ceiling,” which must be overcome: “I have two daughters and I want to do whatever I can to help shatter glass ceilings that shouldn’t exist.”

Secretary of State Antony Blinken recognized the celebration of International Day of the Girl yesterday: “From promoting girls’ education and leadership to preventing and responding to all forms of gender-based violence, states -United partner with girls and their communities to advance gender equity and equality and girls’ participation in all aspects of society … We are proud to commemorate International Day of the Girl, and today, as every day, the United States remains steadfast in its long-standing commitment to the empowerment and rights of girls, in all their diversity, because we know that societies in which girls can participate fully and freely are more secure, more secure and more prosperous.

USAID Administrator Samantha Power highlighted the vast societal gains that result from investing in girls: “It is a fact that when we invest in girls ‘rights and girls’ education, benefits are felt not only in individual households, but in economies as a whole. . But our support for girls goes far beyond GDP. It is about fostering the livelihoods and dignity of all our children.

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