13th January 2023
Farrukh Shabbir Lodhi, Missionary, Liberia
The Humanity First Ahmadiyya Vocational College Liberia was established in 2011 and since its inception, more than 2,000 students have graduated. Humanity First Ahmadiyya Vocational College Liberia had the opportunity to hold its 14th annual graduation ceremony on 11 December 2022, in which two groups of graduates from the year received academic awards and diplomas.
The ceremony got underway with the recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by an introduction of Humanity First and an overview of the history of this college, presented by Wajih-ur-Rahman Sahib.
The principal of the college, Salman Ahmed Sahib, then provided a report on the events of the academic year 2021–2022.
A total of 522 students registered in six programmes during the year, including general and industrial electricity, tailoring, computer, auto mechanics, and driving.
The guest speaker, Mr Wolobah F Kollie, Assistant Minister for Statistics and Research Ministry of Labour, was invited to speak after the report. He began by congratulating the graduating students and the college administration. The second thing he told the pupils was to work hard at whatever talent they had mastered and hunt for job prospects. In addition, the guest speaker emphasised the significance of the private sector’s assistance given the government’s severely constrained resources. He thanked the Jamaat for the charitable work.
Amir and missionary-in-charge, Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya Liberia, Naveed Ahmed Adil Sahib presented awards to the students.
The guest speaker thereafter presented the certificates to the students who had passed. All of the attendees sang the Liberian national anthem together at the end of the ceremony.