Blantyre, 10 October, 2021 / 5:00 pm (ACI Africa).
Members of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) are empowering young people in the Southern African nation with entrepreneurial skills and vocational education.
Collaborating with the relief and development agency of the Catholic Church in Scotland, Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (SCIAF), the Catholic Bishops, through the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM), are empowering the young people through the Hope for Youth project.
“The Hope for Youth Project, which started in 2017 aims at empowering women and vulnerable groups through vocational education and entrepreneurship skills,” CADECOM’s National Coordinator, Chimwemwe Sakunda, has been quoted as saying in a Wednesday, October 6 report.
The youth enrolled in the project, Mr. Sakunda adds, are "given vocational skills in trades like electrical installation, fabrication and welding, construction and brick-layering as well as carpentry and joinery."
The project, which is operational in Zambia’s Mangochi and Zomba Catholic Dioceses "has also helped promote self-reliance among the youth and increased access to vocational skills’ training by vulnerable youths especially girls," he further says.