EU launches Vocational Training Project in Somalia

Hiiraan Xog, European Union in partnership with the government of Germany have today launched “Rehabilitation of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project (TVET) in Somalia.

The project which will be implemented by The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a German government-owned development agency will be rolled out across the country.

Abdullahi Godah, Minister of Education who attended the launching of the event in Mogadishu commended the project saying the  major faculty would help bridge the skills gap of young people and create much needed jobs.

“Today is an important day in the education sector in Somalia as we bring back to live the ‘Technical Training Skills in Somalia” in order to unlock the potentials of our Youths,” he said.

EU Head of Cooperation Pilar Palermo who also spoke at the launch said It will contribute to resilience building and economics development of the country.

“, Vocational training is at the heart of the EU support to the development of Somalia. It’s a bridge between education and employment, 2 focal sectors of the EU in Somalia,” said Palermo.

Mogadishu mayor, Abdirahman Omar Osman who attended the event has welcomed the project terming it a key to promoting

“We thank the EU and German for their kind donation to this Project. Skills development of youths in Somalia will positively contribute to the national sustainable development in the fields of social, economical & environmental development” said Osman.

this Project. Skills development of youths in Somalia will positively contribute to the national sustainable development in the fields of social, economical & environmental development” said Osman.

 

 





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