Nairobi 12th Febuary, 2018
Education is key to end unemployment, Governor Sonko says
Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has urged the youth in Nairobi to enroll in vocational centers across the county to acquire skills that will enable them to be self-employed.
Speaking when he officially opened the Dandora Green Light Vocational Training Center in Nairobi, Governor Sonko said the center will be crucial in the training of unemployed youth to acquire skills which will enable the to be self reliant. motor vehicle technology, fashion design and dress making, beauty therapy and hair dressing, carpentry, electrical technology, building and construction and many others.
“According to statistics, seventy per cent of the unemployed in Kenya are the youth and a great number of them lack technical and vocational skills that are provided in the vocational training centers. I encourege them to enroll for varous courses, like motor vehicle technology, fashion design and dress making, beauty therapy and hair dressing, carpentry, electrical technology, building and construction among others." said Sonko.
Dandora Greenlight Vocational Centre is a product of collaboration between the Nairobi City County Government, Kenya Good Neighbours, Korea International Agency Motors and Korea International Cooperation Agency.
Meanwhile, the Governor stated that his administration is also working closely with foreign experts over the construction of the much awaited Dandora dumpsite recycling plant, which he said if completed will create employment for the youth in Nairobi.