Nigeria: Jugendliche erhalten berufliche Bildung durch UNICEF

Das Internationale Kindernothilfewerk der Vereinten Nationen (UNICEF) hat in Zusammenarbeit mit dem von Deutschland geförderten KFW 2-Projekt mit der beruflichen Qualifizierung von 1.500 Jugendlichen in Nigeria begonnen.

1,500 Youths Receive UNICEF Training On Vocational Skills In Adamawa

The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in conjunction with the KFW 2 Project funded by the government of Germany has begun the training of 1,500 youths on technical and vocational skills education in the Hong Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Mrs Mairama Dikwa, Education Specialist, UNICEF Field Office, Bauchi, stated this at the inauguration of the training exercise which began on Tuesday in Hong, headquarters of Hong local government area of the state.

Dikwa said that the training was aimed at supporting vulnerable people affected by the insurgency and could not go back to formal schooling due to their age bracket.

According to her, "the programme is under the KFW 2 Project, funded by the government of Germany stressing that it is an important project that will train 1,500 young adults, female-headed households and other vulnerable people that were affected by the insurgency and cannot get back to school due to their age."

The training which will be in three batches will start with 500 beneficiaries followed by the second and third batches of 500 beneficiaries each.

"Our goal is to ultimately contribute to improving the economic status of the people affected by the insurgency in Adamawa," she said.

Dikwa added that the beneficiaries were expected to maximise the opportunity to become employers and step down the training in their respective communities.

The training, she said, would have the efficacy of creating sustainable development through job creation and multiplying the number of entrepreneurs in the state.

In her remarks, Mrs Wilbina Jackson, the state Commissioner for Education, reiterated the commitment of the state government to partner with UNICEF and other development partners for sustainable development of the state.

Wilbina Jackson, represented by Isiah Bulus, a director in the ministry, thanked the UNICEF for its educational interventions in the state, adding that provision of education and entrepreneurial skills remained the major focus of the government.

Mrs Charity Dubi, Executive Secretary, Adamawa State Mass Education Board, in her remarks said that the training would go a long way to create more job opportunities for persons affected by the conflict.

She urged the trainees to give proper attention to the training exercise to enable them to learn trades and become self-reliant as the trainees will be exposed to tailoring, shoemaking, welding and soap making during the three months exercise.

Quelle: Nigerian Tribune,, 28.07.2021