Eritrea: Ministry Offers Vocational Training to Street Children in Northern Red Sea Region

Eritrea: Ministry Offers Vocational Training to Street Children in Northern Red Sea Region
Shabait.com (Asmara)

30 January 2008
Massawa

The branch office of the Ministry of Labor and Welfare in the Northern Red Sea region, in collaboration with different institutions, offered a one-year vocational training to 15 street children. The training focused on mechanics, electronics, auto-electricity, wood and metal works, among others.

The head of social security in the branch office, Mr. Russom Hizbai, stated that the move is aimed at enabling the said street children become self-supporting and productive, and thereby ensure a bright future for them.

The head of the branch office, Mr. Eyob Kidane, expressed appreciation to the parties that organized the training and called on the trainees to further deepen their newly acquired skills.

The trainees on their part thanked the Ministry for providing the training and extending the necessary care and support. Meanwhile, financial assistance has been extended to 420 street children in Massawa and Ginda for baying school materials, according to reports.

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