300 Youths graduate in Mombasa with life skills

Some of the graduates who graduated during the CAP Youth empowerment training PHOTO COURTESY
 Mombasa, KENYA: Over 350 youths from various training institutes in the  Coast region have graduated with different courses, after a three-month training.

The project dubbed youth empowerment and employment project was funded by the European Union and other sponsors.

Speaking during the graduation ceremony held at Uwanja wa Mbuzi in Nyali constituency in Mombasa.

Kenya National Chambers of Commerce KNCC chairperson Rukia Rashid who was the guest of honour, challenged the youths to use the skills they acquired to better their lives.

“Currently we have a lot of youths graduating from universities expecting to get jobs which are not there,  so these skills you’ve acquired, please make sure you use them wisely”, said Rukia.

She also added that one of the reasons why KNCC is supportive of such projects is to reduce the gap between university graduates and those with institutional skills.

The training operation manager Denis Mushiri said the training not only focused on the specific courses but also on competence and attitude.

“This training was not only to make our youths educated but also employable”, said Mushiri.

The graduation ceremony brought together graduates from the 14 training centers in the Coast, fetched from areas like Mariakani, Mtwapa, Kilifi among other areas.