Somalilandsun: Hargeisa is expected to absord over 400 skilled youths in its employment ranks.
This follows the award of certificates to 470 youths upon completion of various vacational trainings implementated by the Somaliland Humanitrain & Social Care Organization-SOHASCO a local NGO based in the capital Hargeisa.
The trainings which were undertaken in collaboration with the Somaliland Ministry of Youth and Sports, and funded by the UNFPA ended with the trainees both boys and girls conclud 13 vocational trainings.
The ceremony was attended by Somaliland government officials, UNFPA Deputy Chief of Staff and other officials.
All the officials who spoke at the events congratulated the graduates, while also highlighting the benefits of vocational training to the community and urged the graduates to continue their efforts.
The Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Somaliland, Hon. Abdihakin Said Bustaale, who addressed the gathering, highlighted the benefits of vocational training, “Our society and our young people understand that skills are a big part of the development of human life”.
Skills contribute to orientation, employment, combating unemployment, and economic development.
He congratulated the local organization SOHASCO for giving today’s graduates the opportunity to study.
SONYO Director Abdihamid Mohamed Omar, who spoke at the event, said “On behalf of the Somaliland youth, I would like to thank UNFPA, as well as various government agencies.”
The Director General of the Somaliland Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mr. Abdirashid Aideed Yassin, urged the youth to make a big difference in the labor market and to be visible in the society “It requires you to bring about change in the community, and to influence the labor market and the community.”
“We are pleased that so many young people have today completed their vocational training and given this opportunity to both SOHASCO and UNFPA,” said Khadar Barud, deputy governor of Marodijeh region.
At the end of the ceremony, certificates were awarded to the graduates.