As the AfDB funded Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Project (YEEP) wraps up, two thousand five hundred and ninety eight (2,598) beneficiaries from Njala Bo Campus, Njala Mokonde, Eastern Polytechnic, Government Technical Institute Kissy, Ernest Bai Koroma University and Milton Margai College of Education and Technology have received completion certificates by Lattanzio Kibs, the Consulting firm.

Beneficiaries were certified for training in Career Guidance and Job Readiness, Aquaculture and Fisheries Management from the School of Natural Resource Management at the Njala University, Graduate Entrepreneurship Program, Carpentry and Hotel Tourism and Management.

The Commissioner of NAYCOM Ngolo Katta, thanked the funders AfDB for the support to ‘build on the middle level manpower of the country through its youth.’ He said the training underpins the government’s strong commitment to youth empowerment.

He encouraged the youth to hold dare the skills they received from the training and use is wisely to transform the lives and communities.

The YEEP has been one of the Commission’s largest youth initiatives that was geared towards empowering youths for employment. The project prides its successes in building young entrepreneurs, attract young people to Technical Vocational Education and Training and guiding young people in tertiary institutions through a career pathway that will earn them employment.