After so much anticipation around the Apprenticeship Training, youths from the 9 targeted social hangouts will have reasons to smile learning the training is set to begin soon. The training is a component of SambaSports Youth Agenda’s Shared Futures project. This is to empower young men and women economically and protect them from vulnerabilities including drug abuse, violence extremism and criminal activities.
30 young men and women were present at SambaSports headquarters to learn more about the apprenticeship training—expected to begin May 24, 2021. Entrepreneurs from different ventures had earlier pledged their commitment to collaborate with SambaSports in making the program a success over a three-month period were also present. The entrepreneurs spoke with the group about their ventures into self employment.
Mr. Yakub Athman, of African Youth Trust, spoke at the meeting encouraging to work hard and take the life changing opportunity serious. Mr. Athman also emphasized that the training will be of great benefits and it’s impact can never be estimated. He assured them of safety while receiving relevant training over the stipulated timeframe.
The group committed themselves to the training by writing application letters expressing their desires to participate fully. Similarly, the entrepreneurs were urged to present their proposals prior to the inauguration of the Apprenticeship Training.
The targeted groups of youths across Likoni and Ukunda will acquire different set of skills of their desires on dressmaking, plumbing, painting, drawing, welding and hairdressing.
Shared Futures project is funded by Kerk in Actie through ICCO Corporation, rolled out jointly by SambaSports Youth Agenda and African Youth Trust.
By Amani Nuri