Bangui, 12 November, 2022 / 2:14 pm (ACI Africa).
The international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is realizing partnerships aimed at enhancing “livelihood opportunities” and fostering peace among the youth in the Central African Republic (CAR).
The mechanics training program that takes place at St. Joseph Vocational Training Centre is a collaboration between JRS and ALBOAN, an outreach arm of the Jesuits, and the Diocese of Bambari in CAR.
In a Thursday, November 10 report, JRS leadership says the main objective of the program, which has so far attracted 60 youths, “is to enhance livelihood opportunities for young people.”
The project also aims at promoting peace and reconciliation in the African country that has experienced years of violence.
“Given the CAR’s history of conflict, the diversity within the group is a rare opportunity for dialogue among youth,” JRS officials say, referring to the students who are drawn from different backgrounds.