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Youth Day Zambia celebrations

Youth Day Zambia celebrations

13 March 2018

ARISE trainees from the Shimano community celebrated Youth Day Zambia on 12 March at Munkuye Primary School in an exhibition showcasing trade skills they’d learned during ARISE vocational training programs.

The children, aged between 14 and 17, showcased the fruits of their labor in exhibits ranging from bricklaying and plastering to carpentry, joinery, tailoring and design. They were visited by a number of local VIPs, including the Nkeyema District Administration Officer and the District Livestock and Fisheries Officer, who were impressed by the quality of their deft work.

Vocational training programs are a rewarding option for older children who have been removed from child labor but are not able to continue formal education. ARISE supports the children’s placement into programs and helps steer them into relevant jobs once training is complete.