Well-travelled Trail Times

The last thing Local 480 President Armindo DeMedeiros grabbed on his way of the door to Africa, was the Trail Times in his mailbox.

The last thing Local 480 President Armindo deMedeiros grabbed on his way out the door before boarding a plane to Africa

The last thing Local 480 President Armindo deMedeiros grabbed on his way out the door before boarding a plane to Africa

Local 480 president Armindo deMedeiros and local driver Emmanuel take time to read Trail Times newspaper in the outback of Liberia Africa on a recent Steelworkers Humanity Fund sponsored trip. The Steelworkers Humanity Fund (SHF) provides funding to projects all over the world and in Liberia the SHF has a two year project to provide vocational training to former child soldiers with skills and support to reintegrate them back into their communities. The project provides training in construction trades, masonry, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, agriculture and auto-repair. The purpose of the trip was to assess and evaluate the training provided and recommendation for further funding. Also to assess the situation with respect to human rights, specifically labour rights in Liberia and see if the SHF can play a useful role in monitoring or promoting respect for human rights in Liberia.

Emmanuel reading the Trail Times in the outback of Liberia Africa