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A certification ceremony for interns who participated in the 2016 Graduate Internship Programme (GIP) by the National Youth Commission with support from UNDP was held at the Commission’s premises today Tuesday 21st March 2017.

The 146 interns who were placed in different institutions across the country including Apex Bank, Sierra Leone Postal Services, YMCA, CCYA- (Freetown) Bo district Council, SAIDAC- (Southern Region) Human Rights Commission, Future in our Hands, Makeni City Council- (Northern Region) Kenema City Council, CEPAD-SL, EDSA-Kenema (Eastern Region) received their certificates of completion for the four months internship.
The GIP has been one of the flagship programmes of the National Youth Commission which commenced in 2012.

Year in and year out, as young people are placed in these institutions some ended up gaining permanent jobs.

Mrs. Isata Allieu, intern in the 2014 GIP placed at Concern World Wide is now the Senior Assistant Human Resource Officer. As she explains her internship journey during the certification ceremony she thanked NAYCOM and UNDP for the opportunity. She said she was worried about getting employment after university as all employers would look out for people with the requisite work experience.

Mrs. Allieu said she gained lots of experience during her internship through hard work, flexibility and perseverance. She said her motivational theme was “no space is too small to begin”. She admonished the certified interns not to build what she called a barrier in their search for employment as some believe that they cannot secure a job if they do not have an insider or as people would say ‘if you are not connected’.

She noted that institutions look for professional as well as other skills in employment.
In the keynote address by the Chairman Board of Directors of the National Youth Commission Mr. Umar Farouk Sesay said, the testimonies of the interns on the success of the GIP explain the relevance of the programme. He thanked UNDP for their continued support over the years as well as the placement institutions.

He said the Commission look forward to more support so more graduate youths can benefit from this laudable initiative. As he close, he formally launched the 2017 Graduate Internship Programme which will commence later this year.
So far 40 interns have gained permanent employment from their placement institutions.

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