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42 needy youths receive vocational training

The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare provided vocational training for 42 youths from the Central region in cooperation with partners that could contribute in improving their livelihood.

Asmara, 20 March 2013- The Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare provided vocational training for 42 youths from the Central region in cooperation with partners that could contribute in improving their livelihood.

The six months training includes wood and steel works, general mechanics, auto-electricity, printing, cosmetics and other disciplines.

During the graduation ceremony conducted on 19 March, Mr. Mehari Woldekiros, coordinator of vocational training for street children, indicated that one of the main activities of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare is to enable youths become productive and improve their livelihoods equipped with different skills and values of the society. He also said that the training program is targeted for school drop-out youths.

He further called on parents to encourage their children to regularly follow-up the training program taking into consideration that it is for their benefit and commended the efforts on the part of trainers to transfer knowledge to the youths.

Mr. Yosef Tesfai, head of the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare branch office, on his part noted that the training program is provided to school drop-out children compelled to stay on the street so that they improve their livelihood through the vocational training.

Youths Filmon Tekledergish and Mehari Ogbe who received training in wood works expressed appreciation for the opportunity provided to them by the Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare and reassured that they would do to their level best to apply the skill they received to improve their livelihood.

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