Kwale youth urged to join vocational training institutions

Kwale Deputy Governor Fatuma Achani speaking during a past event./Brivian Simiyu

Kwale, KENYA: Kwale Deputy Governor Fatuma Achani has appealed to residents of Kwale to consider and embrace the technical education saying it will create economic opportunities in the county.

Achani encouraged more students to join the institution to acquire technical knowledge.

Speaking during the official opening of a twin tuition block at Tiwi vocational training center in Mwamlongo village, Achani underscored the importance of technical education that provides various skills to youths and elderly persons.

“The idea of starting this vocational training center in Mwamlongo is to encourage everyone both the youth and the elderly to enroll and get the skills,” said Achani.

The vocational center which has enrolled 58 students offers courses in masonry, beauty, plumbing and tailoring.

Kwale county government set aside sh.43 million to sponsor students joining technical institutions where each student will benefit with a total of sh. 15,000 to cater for their fees.