By Leonard Masauli MANA

About 98 Youths in Lilongwe will soon bid farewell to poverty after acquiring various vocational training skills, courtesy of World Vision Malawi with has partnered with the Technical Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority ((TEVETA).

World Vision is implementing a project to empower vulnerable youths in the community with vocational skills to ensure they become self-reliant.

Speaking after graduation of 98 youths at Chigoneka Community Day Secondary School in Traditional Authority Mazengera Lilongwe on Friday, World Vision’ District Programs Manager Harlod Munthali, said the aim of the programme is to train and empower youths from selected vulnerable households with vocational skills.

Muthali said his organization selected the youths from vulnerable households so that they can have a means of sustaining their lives through income generating activities.

TEVETA Regional Service Centre Manager for the Central Region, Joseph Sambaya, said the organization recognizes that vocational skills is key to the aspirations of the country.

Triza Kudzala, one of the graduating students, thanked World Vision for the skills training program saying she has acquired skills in welding and Fabrication which will enable her become self-reliant.

The graduating youths have been trained in tailoring and fashion designing, Bricklaying, Carpentry and Joinery, Welding and Fabrication.

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