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Distribution of certificates

As 11 ghetto youth adds to the number of young people trained in technical and skills work by the National Youth Commission, the Youth Empowerment Officer of NAYCOM Manso Bangura expressed hope for expansion of the project to the South and Eastern regions in 2017. He made this statement during the graduation of the 11 ghetto youths trained in various skills such as auto-mechanic, Electrical installation, Building and Construction, Information Technology, Welding etc.

He stated that the project which started in 2012 is being supported by the Government of Sierra Leone and the United Nations Population Fund and it has benefited a total of 350 young people in both Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) information and Services and Technical and Skills training. He pointed out that from 2015 to date about 41 ghetto youths through this programme have been trained and completed graduation from both Murialdo Technical Institute in Freetown and Opportunities Industrialization Centre (OIC) in Makeni
Rev. Father Augustine Lebbie, Principal of the Murialdo Technical Institute said the support given by the National Youth Commission to the young people trained in the institute is a way of building the human resource capacity of the country.


He said his institution is always ready and willing to train youth sent to his institution as they join the Commission’s agenda to empower young people in Sierra Leone.
The Commissioner of the National Youth Commission, Mr. Anthony A. Koroma who gave the keynote address at the ceremony paid tribute to the Murialdo Technical Institute and expressed hope that the institution has the potential to grow to a University status in a not too distant future. He thanked the administration for helping the government of Sierra Leone in its drive to empower young people and thus making them productive citizens who would immensely contribute to National Development. He gave them a brief background of his early life as a youth but that did not deter him from being what he is today.

He encouraged youths in the audience to remain positive and pick a leaf from what their colleagues have achieved. He used the occasion to inform the Murialdo Technical Institute that the National Youth Commission is expecting some partnership support from the African Development Bank (ADB) in 2017 and that one major component of the support will be to train young people in similar trades. He said the institute has been recommended as one of the training centres for the project.

Kadie Khama one of the students who graduated in Electrical Installations said life was hell for her at the Black street ghetto. She said as a result of the training she was able to electrify her kiosk where she sells confectionaries and other food items. She encouraged other young people in the ghettos to take advantage of such programme by the National Youth Commission so that they can be productive citizens.




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