The National Youth Commission of Sierra Leone (NAYCOM) And The International Organization for Migration (IOM) have made a combined visit to the Armed Forces Technical and Education College in Freetown and OBASANJO training Centre at Waterloo
This is part of the combined support for the training of 80 young women in non-traditional skills at the Armed Forces Technical and Education College (AFTEC).
This came through the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), NAYCOM together with another partner from the International Organization for Migration (IOM) visited AFTEC.
The visit was meant to follow up on how the young people who are undergoing training in these institutions are doing and ensuring they are on track and give back to the community.
The training of the young women in non-traditional skills aims to promote, enhance, and disregard gender stereotypes thereby complementing President Bio’s big 5 in supporting young people in Sierra Leone.
In his statement, Ahmed Atata Mansaray, the Commissioner of NAYCOM, emphasizes the importance of capacity building and youth empowerment in enhancing life skills which aims at accelerating the country’s socioeconomic development, adding that, the commission is in partnership with IOM as they will be capacitating another set of young people and illegal Migrants in different life skill training to see how best they can put a stop to irregular migration and the challenges faced during the process.