News, Western Bahr El Ghazal State

Over 200 Youths in Western Equatoria acquire life skills

By Victor Mangu


Over 200 Western Equatoria State youths have graduated after completing training programs.

The training at Tindoka Vocational and Yambio Multi-Purpose Centers, aimed at empowering young people through technical and vocational education (TVET), to strengthen and improve their livelihoods.

Western Equatoria State Acting Education Minister Alison Barnabas highlighted the program’s role in shifting the community’s focus from war to development.

She encouraged graduates to pursue agricultural opportunities, emphasizing the state’s rich potential.

For his part, Gibson Francis Waru, Director General for TVET at the National Ministry of Higher Education urged the state government to establish larger training facilities with sufficient land for practical activities.

He also announced plans for a non-political training center in Yambio.

Tap Raj Pant, Chief of Education Section Programme and Specialist at the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), reaffirmed their continued support for youth education in partnership with other organizations.

The Graduates received training in various fields including agriculture, welding, carpentry, and electrical installation.


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