Empowering young people

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Kolwa Central ward in partnership with a Non Governmental Organization has launched a program targeting youth for enrolment at a vocational training.

The area MCA George Olwal says the program will benefit young people who are out of school.

Olwal says the program will be run by Akado Youth Polytechnic and will target youths between the ages of 18 to 35.

He says more emphasis will be given to girls noting that those who will be selected will be given a monthly stipend.

Speaking to the press in his ward, Olwal called upon the youth who have completed class eight or form four to step out and apply for the short courses.

James Misanze, the facilitator of the organization, community progress youth empowerment institute says they are given hope to young people.

Misenze says some youth dropped out of school may be due to school fees and the program is coming to support them.

He says the three courses they are offering will give the young people an opportunity to look for jobs elsewhere or start off their businesses.

By LTN Reporter