A United Kingdom (UK) based donor organization known as Tools for Self-reliance, in partnership with a Zambian non-governmental organization, is set to empower vulnerable but viable people with skills training programme in Kabwe district in Central Province.
Kabwe Deputy Mayor, Billy Sichamba, said Tools for Self-reliance has partnered with a Zambian based organization, Chichetekelo Outreach, to empower Kabwe residents with short courses at an estimated cost of K140, 000.
Mr. Sichamba said the short courses will be in accordance with the Technical Education, Vocational Training Authority (TEVETA) training guidelines.
He told ZANIS in Kabwe that course participants will be equipped with carpentry, bricklaying, welding and tailoring skills among others for free.
Mr. Sichamba said the training will commence on August 1, 2018 and it will run for six months, adding that it is open to all interested Kabwe residents.
He added that successful participants will be empowered with a tool-kit in order for them to practice their skills adequately.
The Deputy Mayor observed that when vulnerable people are empowered with rich survival skills, they will generate income through self-employment.
He has therefore thanked Tools for Self-reliance and Chichetekelo Outreach partners for coming up with a tremendous way of reaching out to less privileged people in the society.
Mr. Sichamba further urged Kabwe residents to embrace this opportunity by taking part in the training in order to sustain themselves.