January 28, 2019

50 graduates from skills training program in Baargaal implemented by KAALO & supported by Diakonia

A ceremony was held in Baragal city , in puntland state Somalia to mark the graduation of 50 young men and women who participated in a skills training project implemented by KAALO aid and development organization under the CIVSAM project supported by Diakonia Sweden

the Participants took part in a two months of training in the fields of electrical installation, tailoring , 
tie and dye and Business management for women groups   at the Bargal Women's Center, which was equipped with classrooms, and workshops.

Mr. Abshar Rage, The representative of KAALO Organization , said that The project was aimed at addressing skills gaps among the unemployed youth, enable them find jobs, enhance their skills and enable them eventually to generate income through self employment.

In his speech at the graduation ceremony, Mayor of Bargal City, Mr. Abukar Indha'ade emphasized the value of the project in Bargal, saying that the process of reviving Vocational and technical education and trainings is very important for these young people, Especially for women

The Mayor of Bargal City blamed the government bodies, ministries and non-governmental organizations for failing to deliver such programs to the region, which rarely reach this area.
We want More participants, More time of trainings, and more comprehensive programs

All graduating students received a start-up kit for their respective trades. Tailoring graduates received a sewing machine, clothing materials, and threads among other items,The tie and dye students recieved textiles as well as tie & dye paintings, Electrical installation students received a tool box for their line of work.

KAALO Organization Also  held training sessions on business management; forming groups to ensure sustainability of the businesses or projects they will venture into. The students were also given exit packages to start them off.

There are a large number of young men and women out of school and unemployed young people in the region who do not have access to appropriate educational opportunities. This is because there is no fixed income for families and young people, and because of social situations and often marginalization


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