KEETMANSHOOP, 03 SEP – Keetmanshoop Rural Constituency Councillor, Elias Kharuxab has called upon //Kharas Region youth to make use of training and programmes offer by the local Women’s Action for Development (WAD) training centre.
Kharuxab made this call at a fun day organised by the //Kharas WAD centre here on Saturday, to raise awareness of the training centre, its training activities and achievements to the general public.
“If you fail your Grade 10 or Grade 12 there is still hope, that hope is here at WAD centre – make use of it,” said Kharuxab.
He said the youth must unite, stand up and make a difference within the society and fully participate in trainings offered by the centre.
“Take part 100 per cent, acquire the skills needed in the labour markets so that you do not cry saying some people are coming from other regions to take your jobs, the reason why that is happening is because you do not have the skills needed,” he said.
Kharuxab further urged the youth to stop the use of alcohol and drugs, adding that there is no time for these substances and that the youth should rather use the time to acquire stills and make a living for themselves.
//Kharas WAD training centre coordinator, Fredrika Links said WAD is committed to the belief that the reduction of poverty in Namibia is not a challenge which should be addressed by Government alone, but rather as a joint venture between Government, non-government organisations, donors, the private sector and churches.
“WAD’s wide field of training and development initiatives are therefore designed to render speedy results in preparing women and men for the labour market, putting food on the table of the poorest of the poor,” Links said.
The centre currently offers training in computer literacy, office administration, needlework, basic firefighting and first aid, welding, hospitality and tourism, hairdressing, driving school, baking and decoration.