By Chisomo Kambandanga – Mana.
Nkhata Bay, September 15, Mana: Head of Project and Development at the Technical, Entrepreneurship and Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) Authority, Ishmael Ali has asked artisans in the country to transfer their vocational skills to the youth.
Ali was speaking in Nkhata Bay on Thursday at the close of a four-days training of master crafts persons in the northern region.
He said master craft persons are artisans who work in market places, entrusted with the responsibility of transferring different skills they have to the youth in rural areas.
“After this capacity building training, we expect them to reach out to more than 2700 youths and propagate the ideals of National Youths Service to the general population in the country,” he said.
Ali added that under the skills development and entrepreneurship, government has made resources available to TEVETA to provide the necessary tools and equipment for the youths to be adequately trained in various artistic works.
He said that this will ensure that the youths have reasonable livelihoods to support themselves and other people in the communities.
District Youth Officer for Mbelwa District Council, Chigonjetso Chilimo commended government for supporting the initiative as it will empower more youths in the country.
One of the participants Dailesi Kaunda, a fashion designer from Usisya in the district, said the training has equipped them with new knowledge.