Tuesday 24/10/2017, the Aga Khan Foundation, through funding from the European Union has officially handed over equipment to the six Lamu Vocational training centres at Lamu Youth Vocational Training Centre.
The project have been implemented after a survey conducted by the Aga khan foundation on Vocational centres where lack of adequate equipment and materials was found being a challenge to the extent that the delivery of quality employable skills to youth was extensively compromised.
The equipment: Tailoring, computing and sport items cost Ksh 3million, these will enhance better quality of training. According to Mr. Atrash Mohammed, the Project Manager for coast region,
“God willing, November or Early December we will donate more equipment for masonry, carpentry, electrical and mechanical engineering costing Ksh 5 million for Lamu and Garissa County.”
220 Lamu County Government and GIZ sponsored students from Lamu Vocational training centre who pursued different fields graduated. During the ceremony, Mr Atrash told the student that after finalizing there courses they should be able to practice their skills and they will be connected to business entities and companies for their internship program where ksh 3 million will be used for the industries that the student will be attached.
The ceremony was attended by the Deputy Governor Abdulhakim Bwana, Mkomani ward administrator Yahya Ahmed, CO Education Hafswa Diffin, Aga Khan Foundation Officials and other County Government officials.
In his speech the Deputy Governor urged the beneficiaries to be thankful for the donors for the sacrifices. He also urged the trainers to provide specific and unique trainings concerning the culture and heritage of Lamu which will be employable skills and insisted the graduates to use their skills to acquire their living.