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Poly trains Lunzu youth

News   Hazviperi Mbizi   February 8, 2021
PIC: Dr Chitera inspecting some of the products
The Polytechnic Incubation Centre has trained 400 youth within and surrounding Lunzu trading centre in various hands-on courses in order to equip them with entrepreneurship skills.

The youth who were selected regardless of their educational background showcased the finished products that they have produced at the end of the training.

The courses were; Tailoring, Food Processing, Photography and media, Welding, Carpentry and Joinery.

The training which is sponsored by the Malawi Government is for free.

Experts from the Polytechnic train the youth who later are sent into various organisations for internship.

Speaking during the event which took place at Comboni Technical College, the Acting Principal Dr Nancy Chitera, encouraged the participants to practice on what they have learned so that they should use the skills to start small businesses in future.

The Coordinator for the project Dr Mary Kamwaza applauded this group which she said were hard working and eager to learn.

She further advised them to continue working in groups and open small business so that they should also be employers in future.

The participants displayed their finished products such as; Fruit juices, jam, Maheu, Well tailored dresses and shirts, Metal baking pans, wooden spoons among other.

The Photography and media group demonstrated a well-documented video and a well-designed news letter called The Lunzu mail.

 


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