25 youths from Ragamuga settlement outside 6mile were all smiles today when they graduated with certificates in different trades at Don Bosco Technical School.
Ragamuga Youth Coordinator Adamson Nul highlighted that this was first of its kind where all fees were paid in full under the sponsorship of Moresby South member Justin Tkatchenko and NCD Governor Powes Parkop.
“The short courses were part of the TVET scholarship which was facilitated by TVET Coordinator Ms Rose Agua in partnership with Don Bosco Technical School.”
Mr Nul stated that most of the youths were grades 10 and 12 drop outs and this was their second chance to better their lives.
He said there were actually 30 youths in the beginning who registered, however 5 left due to their own personal reasons and 25 completed the 5 months courses, 1 female and 24 male.
“These youths took courses in IT, House wiring, Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Heavy Equipment fitter, welding and electricity.”
Nul added that this graduation today brought great joy to the families of the graduates the community in Ragamuga.
“These certificates received today is not the end, with the assistance of Justin Tkatchenko and Governor Powes Parkop under TVET, there are plans laid out for these youths to get their ITC 1 and ICT 2 papers next year at Don Bosco Technical school.”