Monrovia, Liberia - JUNE 17, 2012: Junior Toe, the founder of the Community Youth Network Program (CYNP), a program in Monrovia, Liberia to train youth, especially ex-combatants, how to farm. Photo by Morgana Wingard

Monrovia, Liberia - JUNE 17, 2012: One of Liberia's greatest challenges is finding employment for youth. After the war, many youths are left uneducated and without jobs. Junior Toe, the founder of the Community Youth Network Program (CYNP) in Bensonville in Montserrado county, is training youth how to farm at a pilot plot which is provided to them by the county free of charge. Once they have learned how to grow everything from rice to peppers to corn, they send them back to their homelands all over the country with farming kits to start their own farms. Since 2006 they have already trained and sent out more than 500 youth. Currently the trainees stay in town during the week and then head back home on the weekends, but Junior hopes to raise funds to build a home where people can stay during the entire length of their training. Photo by Morgana Wingard

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Taken on June 17, 2012
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