160 Graduate from Vocational courses in Gaalkacyo PDF Print


161 men and women graduated, after completing  six-month vocational training courses in Gaalkacyo. The graduation ceremony was held on the 16th of June and it coincided with the Day of the African Child celebrations held at a primary school in the town.

The youth completed training in various courses including; construction, mobile repairs, beauty, accounting, computer skills, soap making, and hand crafts. Entrepreneurship training was an additional course taught at the participation training centres.

Among those who attended the event were representatives from the Ministry of Education.

Shafici, who completed a Mobile Repair and Entrepreneurship course, expressed his appreciation for the opportunity given to him and to his colleagues. He stated that the skills he learned provide him with hope for a better future. He asked his graduating colleagues to make use of what they learned to seek livelihood opportunities.

Abdifatah, a trainer from one of the partner centres is happy with the effort made to improve the livelihood of youth in the area. He revealed that with the construction work going on at the moment, 16 of his former students are working at various constructions sites while 25 are working in telecommunications. He however mentioned the need for training in the hospitality sector.

Vocational training is conducted under the Elmidoon project that seeks to create sustainable employment by increasing access to relevant formal and non-formal education and training.




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